UK Linguistics Olympiad Success!

Runshaw students have entered the UKLO

The UK Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO) is a competition in which students have to solve linguistic data problems. Each year hundreds of students compete in two or three hours of ‘code-breaking’ – analysing the patterns in a small amount of linguistic data, and working out how the underlying system works. The UK Olympiad also enters at least… Read More

Cancer Research and Liquid Biopsies

The School of Science were delighted to welcome Professor Caroline Dive, Deputy Director and CEP Group Leader from Cancer Research UK at the University of Manchester, to deliver a lecture titled, ‘Cancer Research and Liquid Biopsies’. Ninety students from Medical and Science Society and students from within the school attended the lecture, which not only… Read More

Fountains Abbey Photographic Trip

A Level Fine Art, 3D Design and Textiles students have been on a photographic trip to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden in Yorkshire. They took lots of photographs, gathering primary images of the interesting ruins of the 400 year old Monastery. Everyone had a great time and braved the freezing cold weather! The Fountains Abbey ruins… Read More

21 Offers for Oxford and Cambridge!

21 students from Runshaw have been offered places at Oxbridge in 2017

Twenty-one students have been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge Universities this year – so far! “We are delighted for all of our students on all of our programmes who every year head off to fabulous destinations. We’re also incredibly proud of the fact that we have had over 100 Oxbridge offers since 2012, and… Read More

It’s Okay Not to be Okay

Former student Jessica Jayne returned to college to talk to current students about mental health issues and to share an animation she created to encourage openness about anxiety and depression. Working with Fixers, Jessica has made a short film to help other young people get past the stigma of having a mental health issue. Her film… Read More

Superhero Science!

The School of Science was delighted to host their first ‘Science of Superheroes’ event at their new Science, Engineering and Innovation Centre at the Euxton campus. Fourteen secondary schools from the local area took part in the event, drawn to the centre via a bat signal! The event was sponsored by the Higher Education Funding… Read More

Runshaw Classicists Meet Dr Michael Scott

Runshaw Classicists attended a lecture by Dr Scott at the Lytham branch of the Classical Association. As well as being President of the association, Dr Michael Scott teaches at the University of Warwick and is currently best known for his appearances alongside Alexander Armstrong in the BBC documentaries on Italy’s ‘Invisible Cities’. During the lecture,… Read More

Physics is Golden!

Runshaw College British Physics Olympiad 2017

Runshaw Student Success in the British Physics Olympiad This year over 1,680 students from across the UK participated in the prestigious British Physics Olympiad. The paper was designed to stretch and challenge the top young physicists in the country. For the first time ever, four Runshaw College students, Josh Bergin, Nick Williams, Edward Downhill and… Read More

Student Success at the University of Oxford

  Former Student of the Year, Jacob Forshaw, left Runshaw College in 2013 with A* grades in A level Physics, Geology, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Jacob gained one of only ~30 places to study Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford. In 2014, at the end of his first year, he was awarded an Academic… Read More

Maths Challenge Success!

Winners of the National Maths Challenge Competition 2016

Over 150 students sat the maths challenge in November. 70 students achieved a Bronze award, 59 students achieved a Silver award and 19 students achieved an impressive Gold award. 16 of the students also made it through to the next round – the Kangaroo Challenge and 2 students made it in to the British Maths… Read More

Employability Skills Developed at Industry Day

Hospitality and Catering students spent a day developing their employability skills and gaining valuable interview experience their annual industry day at the Leyland Hotel. Students had the chance to meet guest speakers Michelin star chef Lisa Allen from Northcote Manor, Fergus Macdonald, Cluster Manager from Hallmark Hotels and Ian Wearden from the The Crafty Scholar, Lancaster.… Read More

Working in the Dark

Visiting students came to the School of Visual Arts on Wednesday 14th December to complete a photography gifted and talented workshop. Working in the darkroom, students experimented with a variety of chemical processes to create photograms and black and white prints. In the age of digital photography, traditional chemical processing can create innovative and expressive marks.… Read More

Students Through to Computational Thinking Finals at Oxford Uni!

Callum Berry, Alex Banks and Isaac Ellery

Over 150 students from A Level Computer Science, BTEC Level 3 ICT and A Level Maths took part in the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge. The Bebras challenges are made of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks and are delivered online. The tasks are fun, engaging and based on problems that Computer Scientists… Read More

Social Science Trip to Edinburgh

Social Sciences Trip to Edinburgh

Social Sciences students have been on an amazing trip to Edinburgh. The trip kicked off with a visit to the international Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, where our students’ sense of perception was put to the test. In the evening, they walked the haunted streets of Edinburgh in the Cadies and Witchery Tour, with… Read More

Horizons New Approaches to Drawing

New Approaches to Drawing at Runshaw

Pupils from Southlands, Albany, Tarleton, Lostock Hall, Balshaws, Longridge, Penwortham Girls, Academy@Worden, and Stanley High School attended the Horizons’ ‘New approaches to drawing’ event. Our visiting pupils explored mixed media work inspired by artist Ian Murphy, creating collaged surfaces onto which they used inks, biros, carbon paper and tac and thread to capture the structure… Read More