For a number of years, Xaverian College has been working in partnership with Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe to provide continuation of education for pupils aged 11 to 19 years. Staff and a group of ex-Saint Paul’s pupils who are now studying at the Sixth Form at Xaverian recently visited Saint Paul’s to give pupils an insight into what Sixth Form college life is like at Xaverian College in Manchester. They provided the pupils with the opportunity to learn more about the college and the courses offered there.
The visit was aimed at Year 11 pupils who are considering their options after finishing school. The college aims to develop pupils intellectually, spiritually and socially and has a reputation established over many years for delivering academic success.
The visit provided an informative introduction to life at Xaverian; pupils were able to discover more about the courses which are available at the college and learn about the skills and qualifications they would need to secure a place on these courses. “If you want to stay on in full-time education after 16, there are lots of courses to choose from,” explained Mr Mike Whiteside, Assistant Headteacher. “The pupils need to consider which subjects they’d like to focus on then they can choose a place to study.”
Mr Whiteside added “It was fantastic to see some of our ex-pupils doing so well at Xaverian College, they have settled in well and are enjoying life there. The ex-pupils were able to give our students an insight into what Xaverian can offer. They were keen to share their enthusiasm and passion for their subjects and were happy to answer questions about their own college life in a very friendly way.” Mrs Fiona Minshall, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s, commented: “The pupils need to consider which type of learning environment would suit them best as each type of institution has its own structure and atmosphere and will offer a different range of subjects and courses. Events such as these offer our pupils an excellent introduction to the sixth form teaching and learning environment.”