A level Geography Trip to North Wales

On Monday 1st October, all A level geography students went to the village of Betws-y-Coed in order to complete their NEA or coursework worth 20% of their overall grade. Activities included going to the local seaside town, Llandudno to investigate the changing places element of the course. They also visited the local fields and forests to investigate topics such as the water cycle.

While being very tiring, all students thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Cardinal Newman Open Evening

Next Thursday is the Year 6 open evening and as a result we will have early closure. The school day will be moved forward and as a result, lesson 1 will start at 9:00AM and we will end at 1:30PM.

Results Day 2018

On the 16th August, the Year 13s received their long awaited A level results. The whole sixth form team are immensely proud of their academic achievements and wish them the very best in the future. The results maintained Newman’s long standing record of excellence results.

For example, the average grade achieved rose by 33% with the overall pass rates for a level and BTEC results were 99.5% and 100% respectively.  We all wish those students the best of luck in their future career paths!

Louis Campbell, from Luton, wins place on the Sutton Trust US Programme.

Year 13 student Louis Campbell has won a place in the seventh cohort of the Sutton Trust US Programme, which is run in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Entry to the programme is highly competitive and Louis Campbell was chosen from 1000 of the UK’s brightest students to be one of the 150 scholars.The Sutton Trust US Programme allows academically talented low and middle income British students to explore US higher education and what it would be like to study at a top US university.

As well as supporting students in their exploration, the programme takes all 150 students for a week-long visit to the US, visiting different campuses and giving the students a flavour of life stateside.

Speaking of his achievements, Louis Campbell said he felt that “The programme opens doors on the other side of the world”.

Ms Blackbird, Head of Newman sixth: “Louis is one of our most distinguished students and we are extremely proud that he has managed to secure a place on such a prestigious and rewarding programme. He has a bright future ahead of him and is a real role model here at Newman6th. Well done Louis”

Earlier this spring, the students attended two UK residentials to learn about US universities and took an American admissions exam, the ACT.

At the end of the summer, students on the programme will choose if they would like to continue to make applications to US universities alongside their UK applications. This second part of the programme includes admissions guidance from the Fulbright team, including university choices and support with applications and financial aid processes.

72 members of cohort are heading to the US this summer to start their studies, after winning places and scholarships to study at American universities.

The Sutton Trust US Programme is made possible through support from its founding corporate partner, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, whose investment is matched by Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing who have generously supported the programme since its launch. The programme is also supported by the Robertson Foundation, Jerry del Missier, Martin and Antoinette Sullivan, The Neuberger Berman Foundation and EducationUSA.