Study Leave for Year 12s

This year, students will require study leave due to some of the subjects having their exams this year. As the majority of the exams are taking place on the week beginning Monday 15th May, ALL YEAR 12s will need to take a study leave in the week before (Monday 8th May – Friday 19th May)

So, these subjects all have exams :

 Accounting – 16th May & 19th May.

Maths – 17th May, 24th May & 7th June.

Law – 16th May & 19th May.

Media – 18th May

Applied Business – 26th May.

ICT – tbc Internal 10 hours

H&SC – 17th May & 24th May.

Those of you who do not have any exams, your teacher will either

a ) Give you work to do at home – e.g. project work or preparation for summer exams

b) survey the class to see who has exams and if all the class do not have exams, then they may choose to continue to teach you so you will have to come in.

Debate competition

Four of Newman’s sixth form students, in Year 12, recently set off to Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, near St Albans, to attend a debating competition held by the Catenians, an organisation of Catholic laymen. Jeremiah Tudor and Vincent Masterson were the spokesmen for this particular occasion. They helped to write the speeches and read them with eloquence. The results of this competition were victorious! Vincent Masterson won an individual award for his engaging and political-based speech. All four students won the school prize for the event, thus ensuring a place at the nationals in September in Manchester! Isabelle Lepore and Milosz Mnich participated in composing the speeches and will be speaking at the nationals. It was a fantastic event and we are all looking forward to September!

– Isabelle Lepore


London universities offering free taster courses to sixth form students !

There are still places available on the majority of the FREE university taster courses that this program is offering, these courses will take place at numerous universities in and around London.

Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis for the majority of the taster courses.

A full list of taster courses with places available taking place this February and March 2017 is below, however, there are many more in a variety of subjects taking place throughout the year. You can find all our taster courses on their website

Opportunity for a local student to win £1000 bursary and 2 weeks of work experience !

Freeths legal scholarship scheme is offering a £1000 bursary and a guaranteed 2 week paid placement in summer 2018 in our Milton Keynes office to the winning school leaver from the Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire area. This is the perfect opportunity for students to gain insight on how the theory is practically applied in commercial legal practice and gain invaluable experience to add to their CV.

How to apply ?

We are looking for applications from students committed to studying law at university in September/October 2017. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 18th April 2017. The application process is simple; along with a copy of their personal UCAS statement, students should tell us why they would benefit from a 2 week work experience placement with Freeths. For the application form, full details of eligibility and terms and conditions, visit:

If you have any further queries about the scheme please email

Upcoming Events – 8/2/17

Year 13, Subject Evening – Thursday 9th February 2017 (16:30 to 20:00)

Early Closure (13:35) – Thursday 9th February 2017

Return from Half Term – Monday 20th February 2017 – Week 2

Cambodia Information Evening – Parents & Students – Tuesday 22nd February 2017 (19:00)

Breakfast Meeting – Business & Education Skills Partnership – Tuesday 7th March 2017 (08:45)

Early Closure (13:35) – Tuesday 28th March

Year 13 – EPQ – Tuesday 29th March

Close for Easter Holidays – Friday 31st March

Return from Easter Holidays – Tuesday 18th April


Upcoming Events 01/02/2017

Valentines Social – Saturday 11th of February
Venue  – 4 Horseshoes
9pm – 11pm
£5, Tickets on sale from Ms Choudry’s office

Boat Party – Friday 26th of May
Coach will leave Cardinal Newman 17:30 and will go back at 1am – dropping off in town then to Cardinal Newman

Cambodia Trip
Sunday 9th of July – Departure at 12:30 at Heathrow Airport
Wednesday 2nd August – Arrival at 18:45 at Heathrow Airport

(see more details at Events Calendar)

The NOAH Appeal

The NOAH Appeal

As a sixth-form with strong moral values, we felt encouraged to give back to our local community; with that in mind, the Newman Exec this year has decided to support NOAH enterprise.

NOAH is a Luton based charity which does great work providing help and support for those disadvantaged in the local community – particularly those who are homeless, marginalised, or have found themselves in poverty.

After hearing of this, it is with great joy to be able to tell you about the launch of our NOAH appeal! We aim to help those who have found themselves in less fortunate positions by donating things we do not need so that they may be used by others or sold in their boutique to raise funds for the charity.

Details of how you can help us support NOAH will be found in the poster below.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing and you can follow the link ahead to find out more about what NOAH does:


Newman Exec.


Day Trip to The British Psychological Society (BPS)


On Tuesday (29th November 2016), 36 Year 12 and 13 students went to a conference in London regarding a common interest each and every one us shared – psychology. Even though it was a 7:30 am departure with the temperature outside to be below freezing, it didn’t dampen our enthusiasm to be further enlightened about the subject. A few conversations, giggles and snoozes later, we arrived at the Quaker Centre which was our destination. Faces lit up and enthusiasm to learn more reached an all-time high as we stepped off of the coach and into the vicinity. With a warm welcome from the staff, we picked up our goodie bags and settled into our seats in the conference hall. Time flew by as each speaker came up and delivered their speech on different areas of psychology. Learning about lucid dreaming, criminal psychopathy and the psychology of driving, it catered to everyone’s interests. It wasn’t an average lecture, what gave the lecture it’s atypical aura was the level of interaction between the audience and the speakers who took on and answered the questions subliminally. There was a marquee that had all aspects of psychology dispersed within it, different universities such as the University of Derby and the renowned King’s College London were all there promoting areas of psychology in their university as well as distributing freebies such as pens and brain-shaped stress balls that were greatly appreciated by everyone.

In our lunch breaks and short breaks, we received the luxury of exploring within the proximity of the Quaker Centre. With Christmas creeping up quicker than expected, festivity was lingering heavily in the air. It was exciting to see different people, all enjoying the atmosphere. The cold was a complimenting accessory to the festive vibe. All in all, it was an experience that each and every one of us enjoyed and has definitely proved to us that the various possibilities in psychology are in fact, endless.

Business & Education Skills Partnership

The aim of the Business & Education Skills Partnerships is to link up with local employees to match students needs for work experience and work placements with a view to increasing the number of apprenticeships – particularly to the Higher Level Degree Apprenticeships.

This has been launched and Newman Sixth Form has become the Luton Branch of this program. We had a very successful introductory meeting with employers from across the town, who want to work with Newman 6th students with a view to helping them to improve their skills and become more employable.

We are hosting our first ‘Themed’ Breakfast meeting for students to meet employers from the world  of Engineering. It will be on Wednesday 11th January. It will be by invitation only. So if you are at Newman and want to be involved see Mrs V.