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Painsley’s brand new Sixth Form

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Painsley Information, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Painsley’s brand new Sixth Form

Painsley’s brand new Sixth Form Painsley is delighted to announce the opening of their brand new Sixth Form College in September 2017. The school already has an outstanding reputation for delivering academic excellence and is ranked as the highest performing school in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire (Real Schools’ Guide 2016). This outstanding and proven record in delivering excellent teaching and learning will continue in the new Sixth Form.   Students will look forward to excellent enrichment opportunities which will include numerous sports, societies, trips both in the UK and worldwide, and work experience. There will be a variety of societies available for example, a ‘medical’ society which will provide an enrichment opportunity for students wishing to enter the medical profession. The enrichment programme will include a vast number of university visits, taster sessions and workshops where students will be able to talk and work alongside real-life practitioners.   There will be a wide range of courses available at ‘A’ level and a number of vocational programmes. Students will have 9 hours per fortnight formal taught lessons, with two hours per fortnight tutorials which follows the university style of learning. In addition, students will have access to a Personal Tutor and Mentor system where they will be supported on a one-to-one basis throughout their studies.   The newly refurbished building will provide students with a relaxed and mature learning environment which will include: quiet study zones, group-work rooms and a Learning Resource Centre. In addition, students will be able to relax and socialise with friends in the refurbished dining room and coffee-hub area. Furthermore, Sixth Formers will also have access to the Painsley gym.   Mr Bell, Principal commented: “This is a really exciting time for students to be joining the Painsley Sixth Form. It is not only crucial that students achieve their academic potential, but it is important that they enjoy their time with us, in a relaxed and mature Sixth Form environment. We welcome students from other secondary schools of all faiths and none”. For more information, please contact Painsley on: (01538) 714944 or email: office@painsley.staffs.sch.uk A copy of advertisement describing our new Sixth Form  can be downloaded here. A copy of the letter sent out to all year 11 student can be downloaded here. To enquire about the new Painsley Sixth Form please download and return enquiry the form downloadable here. To apply for a place at the new Painsley Sixth Form please download and return the application form which can be downloaded...

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Parent Feedback

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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1.Parent & Student Support

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

1.Parent & Student Support

Parent & Student support         For curriculum assessment frameworks, click here. How can I help my child learn? click here. Family learning challenge, click here For homework timetables, click here. Exam timetable and assessment dates, click here  Year 7          Year 8           Year 9          Year 10      Year...

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Protected: Parent & Student Support

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Painsley Information | Enter your password to view comments.

Protected: Parent & Student Support

Parent & Student support         For curriculum assessment frameworks, click here. To view the Year 11 Curriculum Evening Presentation, click here. To view the Year 9 Information Evening Presentation, click here. To view the Year 11 Support Evening Presentation, click here. To view the Year 10 Support Evening Presentation, click here. Please select one of the Year 8 Options presentations below to view it. Year 8 Options: Pathway 1 Year 8 Options: Pathway 2 Year 8 Options: Pathway 3 Download the English Language Revision Pack Download the English Literature Revision Pack How can I help my child learn? click here. To view a subject’s tutorial videos, click here Family learning challenge, click here For homework timetables, click here. For Information regarding the new grading scheme for assessments & targets, click here Assessment dates and assessment schedule, click here Examination dates for Summer 2017, click here  Year 7          Year 8           Year 9          Year 10      Year...

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News & Events

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

News & Events

Painsley’s Les Miserables Production “A Fantastic Performance” The musical production of Les Miserables produced by Painsley Catholic College took place on 15th and 16th February 2017. The production caused a great stir in the local community, who were stunned by the outstanding level of performance that the aged 11-18 students produced. The production was developed with great attention to historical context and psychological realism, which provided an original and exciting take on the classic musical, also taking an innovative approach to set design. The atmosphere was electric with the live Painsley orchestra providing the exceptional music for the whole production. All of the above factors resulted in the audiences giving a standing ovation on both nights of the production. The acting and singing standard from the students and everyone taking part in the play was to a high professional standard. Several of the cast members were also Sixth Form student directors who undertook much of the creative work for the production themselves. In addition, the lighting and stage management were flawless and complemented the acting wonderfully. Creative Director and Head of Drama, Ms Phillips, also dedicated a lot of time supporting and directing the play with the student directors. The cast and directors rehearsed tirelessly for months to approach this beloved musical with genuine care and attention to detail. Mr Bell, Principal, has received many letters from members of the public who came to see the show congratulating the College on producing a show which could easily have been seen in the West End. Some of the comments received include: “I’ve just been treated to the most wonderful production of Les Miserables by the pupils of Painsley Catholic College” “The singing, the music, the entire production were all phenomenal” “Les Miserables – a fantastic experience. It was magnifique.”   Year 8 Visit to The Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour On Friday 27th January just over 100 Year 8 students visited the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter in Leavesden. After an early start both coaches arrived at the studios and commenced their tour. Students were informed of how the Harry Potter book series rose to fame and attracted a world-wide following of fans. From here students learned about how screen-writers adapted the books into the films with which they are familiar. After a short film explaining the involvement of the crew behind the scenes students started their tour on the set of the Great Hall. Students were able to learn about how the films brought the Harry Potter stories to life not only by the directors, producers and actors but by the art department and creative teams. They studied the costume design and production, the work of the make-up and prosthetic artists, the artwork by concept artists and model builders, the products of the prop designers and makers, the work of the set designers, and the contraptions made by creature effects. Students were able to ride a broomstick and use ‘green screens’ to create the effect of them flying a broomstick over a cinematic backdrop. They climbed aboard the Hogwarts Express and saw how the set was adapted for each of the films. After lunch some students peeked into the Knight Bus and knocked on the door of 4, Privet Drive. They continued the tour studying more of the work by the creative departments such as the work of the Graphic design team. One of the highlights was walking around the large model of Hogwarts castle with its individually painted bricks and fake snow. Students ended the tour by entering a recreation...

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