Results Day 2023

Summer 2023 has marked yet another outstanding set of results for students at St John Rigby College.  What makes this year’s results so remarkable is that they differ from the national trend of a significant decline in grades compared to the last few years in order to ‘re-base’ A level grades across the country to those awarded prior to the pandemic in 2019.  However, SJR’s work in striving continually for improvements has meant that pass rates have increased slightly, exceeding 98% once again, whilst high grades have rocketed in comparison to 2019, improving by more than 10 percentage points.  An

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Stable Lives Equestrian Charity

Stable Lives is a charity and equestrian centre that runs courses for all ages and helps soldiers with PTSD. Our students visited Stable Lives and learned about how the horses are fed and looked after. They spent the morning with Alfie, Flora, Doug and the rest of the horses at the stables. The students got to groom the horses and walk them around. It was a very calming and uplifting experience!

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SJR are Cyber Saturn Champions

The college was invited to participate in the Cyber Saturn competition held at Media City and in partnership with NCSC Cyber First.  Students were provided with materials before the event which they needed to analyse and identify the source and repercussions of a cyber-attack which had taken place before presenting their findings to a panel of expert judges from:  Before lunch, the 3 SJR teams, made up of a cross section of students from our Computer Science and IT courses had successfully progressed to the finals, knocking out various other technical colleges from the Greater Manchester region. This saw 3

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Sam Jalloh, motivational speaker, attends SJR

Student Conference

On Thursday 15th June, St John Rigby College welcomed motivational speaker, Sam P Jalloh, to speak to students as part of the annual Student Voice Conference: ‘Acing Your Aspirations’. Sam shared his experience of growing up during Sierra Leone’s civil war and how he went from playing tennis barefoot, to representing his country at the sport. The students learned about the many barriers that Sam had overcome to become a successful tennis player, coach and motivational speaker. Sam sat down with the students over lunch and gave them advice about how to overcome their own challenges. His ‘Yes I Can’ attitude

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SJR college outstanding results

Outstanding Results and Exceptional University Success

St John Rigby College students consistently achieve excellent results which far exceed national benchmarks.  Recently published HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) Data shows that SJR students are exceptionally well prepared for their next steps with 100% of former SJR students completing their university studies in 2022 achieving success in their chosen degrees.  Half of this cohort of students were from families in which parents do not have HE qualifications and 83% of these students (6% above the national average) achieved First Class or Upper Second Class degrees. What is the SJR formula for success?  Principal, Peter McGhee CBE comments:  “We

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BTEC Sport and BTEC Sport & Exercise Science – Visit to Old Trafford

Our year 12 BTEC Sport and year 12 BTEC Sport and Exercise Science Extended Diploma students recently visited Old Trafford Football Stadium to experience the life of an elite footballer.  The day started with a look around the stadium museum where students took in the history of the club and witnessed the vast number of trophies won by Manchester United. Students then took part in a workshop on the ‘Demands of Football’ looking in detail into the physiological responses of the body. This session was led by one of the club’s Sports Scientists who works with the Women’s First Team. Students

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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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