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5 reasons to study at Xaverian College

1. High Performing

Top 10% nationally for student achievement.  Excellent results at all levels, from Level 1 to University Science courses and in both academic and applied subjects.  Always above national averages.

2. Friendly & Welcoming

A genuine community where every individual is cared for and supported to success.  Our caring ethos is central to college life, and at Xaverian you will be welcomed into a diverse and exciting community that values every individual and an environment that will support you in every way.

3. Unique Campus

Set in the heart of Manchester and with a rich history going back over 150 years.  A mixture of new and modern buildings together with historic grade one listed buildings, superb facilities and lots of space makes this an attractive and successful sixth form college.

4. Teaching & Learning

Dynamic, engaging lessons delivered by enthusiastic staff, passionate about their subjects and their students.  Teachers providing extensive academic, pastoral and extracurricular activities to ensure students fulfil their potential and achieve their goals.

5. Raising Expectations

A college environment that seeks to prepare students for the next stage in their careers by fostering their maturity, encouraging independent learning skills and seeking to develop the whole personality.

Being Independent

At Xaverian we will help you to become an independent learner so that you are fully equipped for the next stage of your life, whether it be at University or in employment. You will develop independent study skills and the maturity to take on greater responsibility for your own progression.

You will also develop the organizational and time management skills necessary for university, and  the self-motiviation required for your working life. For this reason your timetable includes independent study periods when you will be able to take advantage of the various facilities around the college:

  • A well-resourced library with AV equipment, computer access, periodicals and magazines, extensive DVD library and a specialist careers section
  • The Learning Skills centre with over 70 computers and AV equipment, and manned by specialist staff and advisors
  • Specialist subject resource rooms and drop-in centres. These are located in every building around campus
  • An outstanding e-learning support system which allows you to access information on all aspects of college life and work to support and stretch you in your studies. There are over 1000 computers across campus available to students whilst the Intranet is accessible from both inside and outside college.

Online Learning

Studying at Xaverian gives you access to an online learning environment designed to assist you in getting the most out of college.

This internet based system is available both at college and from home if you have an internet connection. You will have access to :

  • all of your course materials
  • examination entries and results
  • full attendance data
  • the careers appointment system
  • a personal college email account
  • all of your college work

In January 2008 Xaverian College was awarded ‘Exemplar Status’ in technology by BECTA and the LSC. The award gives Xaverian a key role in working with colleges across the UK to enhance learning through technology.

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