Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Russell Group Success

The Russell Group universities are research intensive institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester University, Liverpool University, etc. These type of universities, and the degree programmes they offer, can lead to greater job prospects in fields such as medicine, engineering and law. In 2012, 13% of Year 13 leavers successfully applied for a Russell Group universities.

We continue to work closely with the team from Oxbridge and other local schools to support our students in applying to Oxford and Cambridge. We also have a strong partnership with the Realising Opportunities team at Liverpool University which supports high achievers who may not normally aspire to access the more traditional 'red brick' universities.

As a result of the hard work of students and staff, we are extremely proud to announce that in the summer of 2015 49% of our Year 13 leavers were successful in applying to Russell Group universities, including Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and Liverpool.

Well done to everyone.

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Machiavellian (adjective)

Subject which uses this term: English Literature; Drama; History; Politics

Meaning: cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous.

For example: ‘Mrs Lyons is Machiavellian. She manipulates Mrs Johnstone into giving up her baby. She uses Mrs Johnstone’s superstitious nature to ensure she gets what she wants.’

MRS. LYONS: You do know what they say about twins, secretly parted, don’t you?


MRS. LYONS: They say…they say that if either twin learns that he once was a pair, that they shall both immediately die. It means, Mrs. Johnstone, that these brothers shall grow up, unaware of the other’s existence. They shall be raised apart and never, ever told what was once the truth. You won’t tell anyone about this, Mrs. Johnstone, because if you do, you will kill them."

Thought for the Week


"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

2017-18 Options Booklet

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