A group of Year 11 pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe enjoyed taking part in a Maths workshop at Xaverian College in Manchester.
The pupils took part in a number of GCSE focused sessions and were able to learn about how they could develop their key skills in specified areas of the
Maths syllabus which we hope will help raise their attainment. The event also gave the pupils a taster of life in the Sixth Form and they had the chance to meet Xaverian College students and talk to them about the Sixth Form opportunities at the college and how they had enjoyed their time there.
Ms Lisa Whittingham, Head of Maths at Saint Paul’s, explained: “As well as developing their understanding of mathematical techniques, the pupils got the opportunity to discuss their aspirations, what they would like to do once they leave school and the benefits of going to Sixth Form college.” “The students were keen to share their enthusiasm and passion for their subject with our pupils and were happy to answer questions about their own progression to Sixth Form in a very friendly way,” added Ms Whittingham.
“Events such as these offer our pupils an excellent introduction to the Sixth Form teaching, learning and living environment,” said Head Teacher, Mrs Fiona Minshall. “We hope that this will inspire the pupils to invest extra effort in their learning and give them some ideas about the opportunities which would then be open to them when they leave Saint Paul's.