Hathershaw College



This page is dedicated to the fantastic opportunities and work which our students have taken part in during each half term.

Aviation inspiration

As part of National Careers Week and British Science Week, Hathershaw College was proud to invite back ex-staff member and ex-pupil Stuart Beech. Stuart and his colleague visited The Hathershaw College to inspire the next generation of very talented young people as part of Resilient Pilot's NextGen Programme. Y7 students that show an interest in aviation will be enrolled into the five-year continuous virtual programme that will support the development of personal and professional behaviours required in the aviation industry. 

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World Book Day 2023

On Thursday 2nd March, staff and students at Hathershaw celebrated World Book Day. There was various fun activities taking place throughout the week to celebrate reading including the masked reader competition, a book fair and an author visit! Students really enjoyed week and many were left inspired by the power of reading. World Book Day sparked an interested in some students about a career in writing. 

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Sports at Hathershaw

Our sports faculty provides students with a wide range of opportunities through various games and competitions. These opportunities allow students to develop transferable life skills, such as teamwork skills, organisation skills, strategic thinking and more. Earlier this year, students participated in the regional Boccia championships and hosted a few of their own sports events. 

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STEM Go Karts

On Wednesday 22nd February, a range of students in year 9 and 10 took part in an exciting STEM event. The event centred on electric Go Karts and involved an engaging lesson on Ergonomics and Aerodynamics. Students had the chance to have a go at riding the Go Karts, while their peers recorded speed measurements. 

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Amsterdam residential

Our Humanities faculty took 40 students on a three day residential trip to Amsterdam in February! Students had an amazing time taking in the views, exploring and experiencing the city's fascinating past. They chose to visit Amsterdam as the city was occupied in WW2 by the Nazis, which tied in nicely with the topics students were studying in their History lessons. 

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Prison Me No Way

On Monday 28th November, ‘Prison Me No Way’ paid a visit to the Hathershaw College to discuss life choices with Year 9. Throughout the day students took part in a range of workshops based on local crime delivered by Prison Officers and current and ex-prisoners. The purpose of this event was to give students an insight into prison life and demonstrate the life changing consequences of getting involved in risky behaviour and crime. 


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Careers Fair

During half term 2, the Hathershaw College held a careers fair for students in year 10 and 11. This was a fantastic opportunity for students to discover the various pathways available to them. Pupils spent the time speaking to prospective employers and colleges, gaining insight different sectors. 


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University of Manchester Gateways Conference and Graduation

A group of Year 11 students visited The University of Manchester on Wednesday 2nd November for the Gateways Conference and Graduation to complete the 5 year programme. This has been a fantastic opportunity for students, allowing them to taste University life and gain skills that will support them throughout their GCSEs and academic career. It has been wonderful to watch these students develop as they progressed through the programme. 



OSFC Careers Talk

On the week beginning Monday 26th September, Assistant Principal of the Oldham Sixth Form College, Richard Lee delivered a Careers Talk to year 11. This was an inspiring event for many as students gained a detailed insight into college life and the various pathways available. 


Careers Action Plan