Sixth Form Open Evening 2018




17th October 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

We warmly invite you to the Newman Sixth Open Evening and Careers Convention on Thursday 8th November between 5.00pm and 7.00pm. The evening will provide an opportunity for you and your child to find out more about the range of courses available in our Sixth Form. There will also be representatives from a number of universities, employers and apprenticeship providers in attendance who will be able to answer any questions you may have about further study and career opportunities available at 16, 18 and beyond. It is a very important evening, an evening that will help your child to start to plan their future and one that we hope you will be able to attend.

On arrival you will be given a copy of our Sixth Form Prospectus. This details all of the courses offered in our Sixth Form including A Levels, BTEC Level 3 courses and will give you some further information about studying in our Sixth Form. During the evening you will be able to visit departments and talk to teachers and Sixth Form students about specific subjects to ensure that your child receives the most appropriate advice and guidance on subject choices. In addition, I will be giving a short presentation on our Sixth Form at 5.15pm and then again at 6.15pm along with our Head Boy and Head Girl, which will be followed by an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.

Our Sixth Form provides a Post-16 education of the highest quality. This is reflected in the outstanding results our students achieve and the nature of the destinations they progress on to on completion of their studies at JHNCC.  Teachers have already built up excellent working relationships with students and are aware of the students’ strengths and needs. This results in staff delivering the highest standards of support in and outside of the classroom. In addition, our Sixth Form provides an environment where students feel happy and secure. For these reasons, so many of our Year 11 students choose to continue their education with us and we look forward to welcoming you on 8th November so you can see first hand the outstanding opportunities available to your child.

Yours sincerely,





Miss C Powell

Strategic Director of Sixth Form

Film Club Review of the Week

As part of Film Club at John Henry Newman Catholic College, at the end of every film, students are tasked with writing a short and creative film review in under 60 words. This weeks winner is Charlotte W, who completed this film review of Thor: Ragnarok.


Rating: 4/5 Stars

ReviewThis film is full of tension and comedy moments. Even though I’m not a massive Marvel fan I quite liked this action/superhero film. My favourite part was the ‘get help’ scene as it shows the complex relationship between Loki and Thor, a different relationship to the one explored in The Avengers movies.

Would You Recommend: Yes

Reminder: Film Club is on every Monday from 3:00pm in 1E13, next week we will continue with The Hunger Games 

Mental Health Day 10/10/18

In preparation for Mental Health Day on October 10th. The school has launched a lunch drop in center for those in KS3 run by Miss Carter and Year 13 Mental Health Ambassadors.

But as a whole Mental Health Week should be a time when we think about the struggles we may all go through. It is important to be thoughtful, supportive and more compassionate to each other.

1/10 of people under the age of 18 in the UK have a diagnosis of mental health condition equal to 1.5 million people. Chances are you know someone who is going through or has gone through a mental health condition.

Mental Health day should be a time when we think about the struggles we may all go through. It is important to be thoughtful, supportive and more compassionate to each other.  It is not a small issue and should not be treated as such. While the stigma of a mental health condition is finally waning, we have a long way to go. It is important that as a school community we take steps towards this.

Alternatives to the drop in center include the school sharp system which is a way for someone to speak anonymously about any mental health issue they may be experiencing.


Sports Awards 2018

On Thursday the 27th of September. students, staff and parents came together for our Sports Awards Evening to celebrate some of the students’ fantastic sporting achievements that have taken place over the last 12 months. Students were awarded  for individual and team successes, including awards for commitment to school sport, , Elite Performance. Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Awards. The evening finished with the announcement of our 2018 Sports Personalities of the Year: Millie W., D.Booth & L.Dagnall. Well done to all the students who have celebrated sporting achievements this academic year and congratulations to all the award winners.To keep up to date with JHNCC students sporting events and achievements, please follow @PeJhncc.