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  1. Speaker presenting to students at the talk.

    Biology students find out about Physiotherapy

    Carol Bonfield a Physiotherapy lecturer from Manchester Metropolitan University came to speak to some of our A level Biology students about careers in Physiotherapy. She was able to share with the students her years of experience in Physiotherapy and talk about what a career in Physiotherapy is really like. She... Read More

  2. The CERN physics facility building in Geneva

    Physics students take a trip to CERN

    We took 30 students on a two-day trip to Geneva to visit the world’s largest science experiment – the giant Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator and detector. Whilst there students toured two main facilities – the data processing centre and the small synchrotron particle accelerator. The students also had the... Read More

  3. Aquinas students from the Music Production course standing by the Neve Desk at Spirit Studios.

    Spirit Studios Music Technology Trip

    This trip was a fantastic opportunity for students to gain extra ‘hands-on’ music production experience, the visit consisted of two workshops and a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities. One of the workshops allowed students access to highly accurate recreations of keyboard instruments and synthesizers from the 1960s onwards along with... Read More

  4. Politics student visit the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh

    Politics Students trip to the Scottish Parliament

    Early in October, we finally got the chance to take a group of L6th and U6th Politics students to Edinburgh to visit the Scottish Parliament. We had first planned to go in June but were thwarted by the rail strikes (the irony of a politics trip being stopped by union... Read More

  5. AQ Magazine launch event. A member of staff hands a student a copy of the magazine.

    AQ Magazine Celebration Launch

    Students who contributed to the latest edition of the College’s AQ Magazine were presented with their own print editions at a special celebratory launch. The students used their considerable skills and talents in graphic design and journalism to present an incredibly diverse range of articles on College life and the... Read More

  6. Drama students visit the Lowry

    Drama Students visit the Lowry Theatre

    Aquinas A level Drama and Theatre students were visiting live theatre again in Manchester. At the Lowry Theatre in Salford. On the 2nd November they watched ‘the Shawshank Redemption’ starring Joe Absolom and Ben Onwukwe, directed by David Esbjornson. This profound and moving play based on the short novel “Rita... Read More

  7. Aquinas students visit the labour conference in Liverpool

    Students visit the Labour Party Conference

    At the end of September, we took a group of our U6th Politics students to the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool. We had enquired about visiting the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham and the Green Party Conference in Harrogate but neither party was able to organise things in time for... Read More

  8. Local MP Nav Mishra giving a talk at Aquinas College

    Local MP Nav Mishra visits Aquinas College

    On 14th October we were pleased to host a visit from our Stockport constituency MP, Nav Mishra. After a tour of the college, Nav joined a meeting of our 120+ Politics students. He gave a brief talk on how he became an MP, and about what the role involves. He... Read More

  9. Students at the Geography field trip

    Grange over Sands Field Trip

    Aquinas A level Geography students visited the Castle Head Field Study Centre in Grange over Sands. This residential trip, a compulsory part of the course, allows students to gather crucial field data to use in their Non-Examined Assessments. It was a fantastic opportunity to develop both team working and independent... Read More

  10. Students attending the Tech Insight Day at PWC in Manchester

    North West Tech Student Insight Day 2022

    Students from Aquinas College attended a special employer event at the PwC Offices in Manchester. The NW Tech Student Insight Day provided our students with the opportunity to talk to a range of employers about their career opportunities and apprenticeship & degree level apprenticeship programmes. Highlights included Apprenticeship panel sessions,... Read More

  11. Students topping out the giant tetrahedron

    The Giant Tetrahedron Challenge with Willmott Dixon

    As part of our Tutorial programme for our fantastic Level 2 students, we have collaborated with the wonderful Wilmott Dixon group to get involved in 4 weeks of challenge, team building, problem solving, careers insights and most of all, fun. Beth Modder and Becky Larner began the session by introducing... Read More

  12. Group of Aquinas students hold up cards showing their A Level and BTEC results

    Incredible results for Aquinas Students

    Results day at Aquinas College saw the release of a fantastic set of results for our students. Principal, Danny Pearson said: “I am thrilled with the overall results this year and that the dedication of all the staff and hard work of students has been rewarded with an outstanding set... Read More