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”.

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.


End of Year Liturgy

Another academic year draws to a close, meaning of course, it came the time to reflect on the year that passed with a liturgy organised and delivered by Cardinal Newman’s Chaplain, Jane Porter. The theme was one of thanks, for the year that had passed, and excitement, at the nearing responsibilities of year 13. It concluded with an activity which helped show appreciation to one another by writing a card of thanks to whoever you felt deserved it. On such a note we thank Jane for her aid in all in liturgies and assemblies. This was also Mrs. Hickman’s final Liturgy and in spirit of the assembly we thank her greatly for her committed and long lasting service to the school and college of Cardinal Newman.

Buckingham University Careers in Law Conference

Law students were treated to a brilliant day at Buckingham university on the 18th of July. They were first welcomed with cakes and pastries which then led to an informative talk by Dr. James Slater, an experienced solicitor, in the life of a solicitor. They also were treated to talks by a Judge and Mr. Peter Marcus on the life of a barrister. The day ended with a rare responsibly of hearing a case as if you were the jury in a recreation of a  real court trial. A thoroughly enjoyed day for all Law students.

Law Trip To The Old Bailey

The law students got to experience the justice system first-hand. They got to witness a trial  and attended a talk about pathways into law. This allowed them to view their learning in a practical sense. The dinner was three courses and was reported to be exquisite.

Newman Day Awards 2018

On the 10th July the whole school celebrated the Newman awards ceremony in which the high achievement and contribution of specific students is recognised at the end of the academic year. Each year a total of 13 awards are given of which 11 are applicable to students in both Year 12 and 13. We congratulate the following pupils for their respective awards;

The St Francis of Assisi award for overall contribution to school life;

Benedict Lewis 12 St Helena

Anastasia Christodoulou 13 St Catherine

The St Vincent de Paul award for Community Service;

Louis Campbell 12 St Louis

Usman Ahmed 13 St Helena

The Teresia Benedicta Award for Outstanding achievement;

Kurias Paul 12 St Louis

David Asamoah 13 St Helena

The St john Ogilivy Award for academic endeavour in the face of Adversity;

Emma Arrindell 12 St Helena

Uzoma Echefu 13 St Catherine

The St Albert Magnus Award – Specialist Science College Award

Sophie Maddock 12 St Helena

Ellen Clancy 13 St George

The St Therese of Lisieux award for contribution to the spiritual life of the school;

Benedict Lewis 12 St Helena

Jessica Moncy 13 St George

The St Catherine of Siena Award fir contribution to the life of the church;

Jessica Ocran 12 St Lewis

Isabelle Lapore 13 St Catherine

The blessed John Henry Newman – ‘Pride of Newman Award’

Amy Sutton 12 St Patrick

Vincent Masterson 13 St Michael

The Jan Woollaston Award;

Elliot Elevique 12 St Catherine

Molly stock 13 St Catherine

The Patsy barker Award;

Zinal Patel 12 St Catherine

Klaudia Troz 13 St Patrick

The Bill Davies award;

Aswa Khan 12 St Michael

Liam Jarvis 13 St George






Alternative Sports Day 2018

Alternative Sports Day is Newman Sixth’s way of celebrating exercise without breaking too much of a sweat. Instead of the usual events of a sports day we had the classics:
– The bean bag on the head race
– Egg and spoon race
-Space hopper race
-Three-legged race

The day was very fun and everyone was included in playing the games. Boys vs. girls in the rounders was very well contested and the intensity was only increased with some questionable calls from the umpire. The fantastic day was topped off with the lads relay team coming 1st in the final race of the day#

UCAS Convention 2018

On Friday the 29th of June, Year 12 took part in the annual UCAS convention held at the University of Bedfordshire’s Bedford campus. This event acted as a great opportunity for students to speak to Universities that they may apply for in year 13 and to pick up any prospectuses and course information by university representatives. The event also acted to allow students to attend subject specific talks ranging from Psychology to Medicine which can help students make their decision regarding what course to study at University.The convention also allowed students to speak to Universities that may be too far for them to attend any open days. This may widen their range of choices of which university to study at.

Furthermore, the event also allowed those students interested in degree apprenticeships to view the range of options available to them. With a range of employers present from industries such as Media and the NHS.

Overall, students found the day very helpful and informative in preparation for their applications to university or apprenticeships for the future.