Realising Opportunities with Liverpool University
Cardinal Heenan Sixth Form is delighted to work in partnership with The University of Liverpool on their Realising Opportunities programme.
This programme will give students increased information and access to 14 of the country's leading research intensive universities. If a student successfully completes the programme they will be given additional consideration when applying to these universities.
Students have the opportunity to develop their skills in analysis, critical thinking, evaluation and research through either taking the Extended Project Qualification or Academic Assignment. There is also the opportunity to improve planning and life skills through an online study skills module.
All students will get a dedicated ementor, attend a National Student Conference and take part in a variety of events and activities with students throughout the country.
In October 2014 ten of our students enrolled on the programme.
You can find out more about the programme here:
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is the official national training board for the UK construction industry; last year they helped over 3500 people gain apprenticeships in lots of different construction roles.
There are many opportunities for young people in this industry, some will be based on the traditional craft trade and others on new and developing techniques.
Apprenticeships are based around three key elements working, studying at college and functional skills and take two years to complete an Intermediate Apprenticeship with an addition year to achieve an Advanced Level qualification.
If you are interested in an apprenticeship with CITB you can start the application process by applying online at:
After this you will be invited to take a CITB Skills Learning Exercise test (SLE). If you are successful CITB will then contact you with details of vacancies suitable for you.
The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.