St. Joseph's Catholic College






St. Joseph's isA Good School , Ofsted 2014.
Teaching is typified by good, professional relationships between teachers and their students. Teachers have high expectations with regards to students’ behaviour and attitudes to learning, Ofsted 2014.
The Principal and senior leaders have maintained improvements at the college, particularly with regard to thequality of teaching and students’ achievement, Ofsted 2014.

A welcome from the Principal

Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic College. When speaking to prospective parents I usually start with the question what do we want for our children? Our answer in St Joseph’s is that we want them to be happy and we want them to achieve to their full potential. Our aim is to provide a caring and supportive environment in which each individual can progress academically, spiritually and culturally.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Post Sixteen Prospectus

Dates for your Diary

Year 7 Students Return to College
Wednesday, 2nd September

Year 8,9,10 and 11 Students Return to College
Thursday, 3rd September

 

 Our Year 11 students have done well and produced a good set of GCSE results overall.

The vast majority of our Year 11 students have worked hard for these results and thanks should also go to their parents and teachers for all the support they have given”

In a time of huge turbulence in the examination system, with changing rules and a tightening of standards it is good to see that so many of our students have done so well. A particular well done must go to Mathematics where levels of progress were outstanding with 80% of students achieving A*- C, which is well above the national level which was 63%. English results at 68% were also above the national average. Overall 69% of students achieved 5 A*- C grades and 58% including English and Mathematics. A good proportion of students achieved the higher grades with 44% gaining A* - B.

A special word of congratulations to Rachel Delahay who achieved eleven A* grades

Paul Hughes

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St Joseph's Year 13 students have achieved a 95.4% pass rate in A levels, BTEC and other nationally recognised qualifications.

"These results reflect the hard work of students and staff at the College over the last two years. I wish our students all the very best as they move on to university, apprenticeships or into employment.

"The many outstanding individual achievements, including students achieving straight A* or A grades, will mean a large number of St Joseph's students will be taking up places at the country's leading universities."

Of particular note were the achievements of Naomi South and Gregory Winiarski. With 3 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry, and an A in AS Biology, Naomi will be going to read Mathematics at Warwick University; while Gregory will attend Bristol University reading Mathematics with Statistics after achieving A* in Maths, 2 A grades in Further Maths and Physics, and a B in Chemistry.

Paul Hughes

Last week, Monday the 13th to Friday the 17th, the College was packed to the brim with all kinds of fun learning sessions taking place as part of our Activities Week.

We had trips taking place throughout the week to Thorpe Park, Alton Towers, Old Town and Green Bridge Cinema as part of Art, ICT, Business and Geography Lessons, as well as many activities taking place within the College such as Whack It P.E. Basketball Tournaments, Modern Foreign Languages Board Games, Tile Art, Drama and Music Performances and Meditation Sessions to name a few. It was lovely to see all of our students from Years 7 straight up to Sixth Form excited to take part and working together to achieve some wonderfully creative outcomes.

A major part of Activities Week was Sports Day, held on Wednesday the 15th , a HUGE well done and pat on the back is in order for all of our students who took part in any of the competitions going on. Evesham, Congratulations especially are in order for you! You were of course our House Winner this time. Not to worry Buckfast, Glastonbury and Walsingham you’ll get them next year! It was absolutely fabulous to see all of our students working together and cheering their teams on, Thank you all for your fantastic behaviour throughout the day and the never-ending enthusiasm.

We would also like to take the chance and thank everyone who got involved in Activities Week. You all helped make it a truly memorable experience.

To have a look at more pictures taken during Activities Week take a look at our Twitter @StJosephsCC and Facebook Page.

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As part of Activity Week Year 7 had a retreat day which culminated in a pilgrimage walk to Holy Rood Church where Canon John welcomed the students. They participated in a mass celebrating their first year together in St Joseph’s Catholic College.

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'Students from St Joseph’s Catholic College answered a call from the Pope to do their bit to tackle climate change this week, joining a lobby of MPs in Parliament.

On Thursday, June 18, Pope Francis released an Encyclical – a letter to people worldwide – calling on everyone to take better care of the environment and the planet.

But St Joe’s pupils 13-year-old Finn, and 14-year-olds Binet, Ron and Joseph began answering the call early when they travelled to Westminster...'

Please click here to read the rest of the article on as published by the Swindon Advertiser.

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