Rob Jackson, Head of Sixth form said:
As a school we continue to be academically ambitious for all our students and these results are a testament to the high quality teaching and positive relationships nurtured throughout the school. The progress sixth form students make on vocational courses is well above national averages and overall, 99% of students achieve A* - E grades in every subject. UCC prides itself on instilling students with a real love of learning and to see so many of them carrying on their educational journeys to university and higher level apprenticeships is truly outstanding. Students are now off to study a wide variety of undergraduate courses including paramedic science, midwifery, games design, law, history, chemistry, English literature, film studies, criminology, engineering, accountancy, biomedical science, biochemistry, social work, teaching, dance, business management, drama, policing, fashion design, fine art, veterinary nursing, sport and exercise science, nursing, pharmacology, sociology and psychology. The school has performed very well in traditionally academic subjects such as History and English Literature as well as performing strongly in child care, health and social care, medical science and media. Our strong, historical links with many universities, apprenticeship providers and local employers mean our students leave UCC’s sixth form with confidence and in a strong position to make the most of their talents.
Well done to all our students.
The latest edition of our Success Magazine is now out! You can view the online version here:
Ullswater Community College’s under 15 boys rugby team enjoyed a fantastic winning streak in the NatWest Vase Schools National Cup, which has taken them to the quarter finals. Previous wins have included Hutton Grammar School, Standish Community High School and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. During this cup run they even travelled across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man, to take on Castle Rushen School who they beat 24-12.They managed to win the North A region with a victory over Harbadashian Adams Grammar school 38-5. Unfortunately this cup run came to an end after they were beaten 22-13 but Arden Academy, Solihull. In a fantastic game of rugby played at an incredibly high level.
Each and every player have been superb ambassadors for their school, Penrith and Cumbria. They should be extremely proud of their achievements. All our younger students that play rugby came out to cheer them on and were inspired by their performance. They have been on an incredible journey throughout the competition and are not only fantastic rugby players but outstanding young men.
Mr G Key
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“Every year staff and students at UCC set themselves high standards for results at GCSE and every year they seem to be able to match these expectations. I am happy with these outcomes, coming at a time when nationally the picture is far from stable. What really matters, of course, are the results for individual students and, once again, the outcomes here are very good with the vast majority of students gaining the necessary qualifications to make their next step in their education.
Our curriculum offers a very broad range of courses, some of them recognised in national results tables, some not. These results are proof of the hard work of students and the dedication of all of my teaching staff.
Following on from last week’s pleasing A-level results, this has been a most successful year for UCC students.”
Mr Ellery, Headteacher
If you missed the Spring Edition of Success before the Easter holidays, you can now view it online here. This edition is full of the latest news and success stories from UCC including coverage of the fantastic production of Joseph, the recent french exchange visit, our Branch Out with Books competition, the English Department's Harry Potter Night and much more.
The latest of our UCC success magazine has hit the stands this week with a bumper edition from a busy term. From Prize Day, including a visit by Strictly star Georgia May Foote, through to the Panto, Dick Whittington, and winter play, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, this term's magazine is full of stories and updates from across the school. Copies can be picked up from the school, Booths or the magazine is available to view online here.
You can now view the Summer Edition of UCC's own magazine, Success, online or pick one up from the school. This issue is our largest ever and features reviews of the Year 11 Prom, trips, the DT Showcase in the New Squares and much more. The online version of the magazine is available by clicking here.
It’s been a busy term, but a productive one.
On 27 March 2014, the Year 8 U13 Rugby team beat QES Kirkby Lonsdale 28:12 to progress to the county cup final. The whole squad played very well but Jamie Fawcett, Alex Verrall and Ronan Erasmus were superb. Aidan Young also led very well, as did Captain, Billy Waistell.
The U13s played Keswick in the final of the Cumbria County Rugby Cup at Penrith RUFC on 2 April 2014. Ullswater won 38:0 in a thrilling game in which Captain Billy Waistell scored four tries. Jamie Fawcett and Dylan Cowperthwaite were also outstanding in a team that commanded all aspects of play to make them this year’s county champions.
The U15 team lost 32:7 to an enormous St Benedicts’ squad, despite showing proficient ball skills. The team played well and the result means that they finish as this year’s county runners up.
On Thursday 27 March the Music Department under the direction of Head of Department Steven Bryant
thrilled a packed audience in Cumberland Hall with a magical ‘Night at the Movies’. This was simply the best music event I have had the privilege to attend and soloists Helen Southernwood, Beth Robinson, Emily Richardson, Rebecca
Kirkby, Joshua Jackson and Megan Harrison were superb, as was Henry Jennings, the ‘film director’ who compered the evening. The various ensemble pieces were outstanding and the orchestra of over 60 students and staff performed ‘Pearl & Dean Asteroid’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘The Great Escape’ and ‘Final Countdown’ brilliantly. This fabulous evening set new standards for school music productions.
On 1 April Mrs Ivinson held this year’s Year 10 Mock Interview day with all students taking part and a fantastic number of local employers and supporters of the school acting as interviewers. The students had been well prepared and, despite their nerves, performed superbly. There were lots of very positive comments from employers at the end of the process and the experience will stand students in good stead for the next occasion when the interviews for jobs or
university/college places will be ‘for real’.
Events still to come next term include the UCC Dance Show ‘Musical Madness’, which takes place on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 May 2014.Our Dance Shows are always breath taking so I can’t wait for this!
Last Thursday we distributed our latest edition of sUCCess magazine. Every time our Learning Resource Team, under the direction of Michelle Lewin, produces another edition it is better than the last. I hope all students and their parents enjoy reading the wide range of articles in this edition. Further copies are available from the school or in Booths, Penrith.
Finally I hope all students, parents and staff enjoy a very relaxing Easter Holiday. For my part, it’s lambing time so I
shall exchange my school suit for wellies and Flexothane over-trousers and hope that the process is without too much stress. I have the telephone numbers of a number of more experienced students should I need a bit of advice and guidance with a difficult delivery in the early hours of the morning!
The Spring edition of our termly Success Magazine is out today! Featuring many stories from across the school, this term's Success will be issued to students over the next few days as well as being avaibable in Booths, Penrith. The online version of the magazine is available by clicking here.
The Summer Edition of the sUCCess magazine is out now. You can view it online here or pick up a copy from Booths in Penrith before they go!