Clarendon Sixth Form College News

Pupils are ‘buzzing’ after quiz challenge

School pupils from across Greater Manchester visited Clarendon Sixth Form College on Wednesday 12th December to take part in the annual ‘high school challenge’.

Teams of talented pupils from nine schools took part in a University Challenge style competition.

The high school challenge is part of Clarendon Sixth Form College’s strategy to recruit school leavers for its ‘futures’ programme. This places exceptional students onto a bespoke tutorial programme, which encourages and motivates success in A-level subjects and with progession to university.

Jonathan Miller, curriculum leader for A-levels at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “The high school challenge 2018 has been a resounding success. It’s all about us developing students who have a talent and helping them to achieve their full potential before and whilst they are with the college. The futures programme has been very successful since its inception and helped many to gain entry to some of the best universities in the UK.”

“All the pupils who attended had a great time and congratulations to the winners who have once again proved their quiz mastery.”

West Hill School took home first prize and a cheque for £350 for school equipment and resources after beating competitors Co-Op Academy Failsworth in the grand final.

The schools that took part included: West Hill School, St Philip Howard Academy, East Manchester Academy, Co-Op Academy Failsworth, Fairfield High School, Glossopdale Community College, Rayner Stephens High School, Copley High School and Mossley Hollins High School.

To find out more about Clarendon Sixth Form College’s futures programme, call 0161 908 6800.