DofE Gold students complete qualifying expedition

The College's Duke of Edinburgh coordinator, Paul Moore, talks through the students' achievements:

 

After July’s successful practice expedition, all 16 students returned to Snowdonia for their qualifying expedition. Spending four nights camping, covering about 65km over four days walking…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 5 September 2019

College alumni receive DofE Gold Awards at Buckingham Palace

"If you want to earn your place at a Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace, St James’ Palace or Holyrood Palace, join the DofE Gold Award at College in September so you can work towards completing an amazing, rewarding scheme that will give you experiences and tales to tell for the rest…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 23 May 2019

Category: The Expert's Voice

Creative writer Rebecca has work published

A first year English student at Birkenhead Sixth Form College has had some of her poetry published as part of a collection of the best submissions for a national competition.

Rebecca Riley’s writing was chosen above thousands of other entries into the Young Writers’ Poetry Escape competition,…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 21 May 2019

Category: College Life

Photos from the Spanish trip to Zaragoza

 

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 15 May 2019

Category: College Life

IT computer game creation competition won by Josh

IT teacher Paul Moore explains what's been going on in lessons:

Over the past three months, 22 IT BTEC Diploma second year students have been busy designing and developing their own computer games. Their brief was to create a game to meet the following criteria:

 

  • 2D graphics

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 3 May 2019

Category: The Expert's Voice

Foundation students’ health campaigns help spread key messages

Foundation students at the College have been promoting health care issues to their A Level and BTEC counterparts as they prepare to start a variety of undergraduate degrees at the University of Liverpool in September.

The Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies, also known as Year 0, is a…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 27 March 2019

College’s dedicated Mental Health staff and local organisations work together to help young people

As part of the College’s commitment to improving the mental health of young people, one element of the role of our Designated Mental Health lead is to develop contacts and keep on top of the best services out there to help teenagers today.

Jen Foden has the dedicated role of being the central…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 12 February 2019

Category: The Expert's Voice

Student Ambassadors' production of 'Annie' goes down a storm

Our team of Student Ambassadors decided to give us a Christmas treat and put on a production of the classic musical ‘Annie’ for our entertainment.

 

Without any staff input and completely off their own bats, the group of amateur actors put on a slick and extremely amusing show, incorporating…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 20 December 2018

Category: The Student Voice

National media pick up former student Will's blog about uni life

Our former student, Will Hibberd, left the College in 2017 with two Distinction *s at BTEC and a B at A Level and since went onto Sheffield University to study Law.

 

He wrote to the College’s Vice Principal, Paula, to tell her about his university journey so far and the blog that he runs…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 17 December 2018

Category: College Alumni

Psychosis 4.48 – a review of the College Production by Bert Byron, Head of Film and Media Studies

“The corridors of the College will forever echo with the anguished cries of these poor patients…”

The College was temporarily turned into a madhouse last night with the performance of ‘4.48 Psychosis’, where an invited audience were greeted with the words: “Welcome to Broadmoor,” as they…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 12 December 2018

Category: The Expert's Voice

Madison to ‘Brave the Shave’ for Macmillan nurses

“I understand that the name of it is ‘Brave the Shave’ but then me voluntarily shaving my head isn’t brave. The people who are brave are the nurses who are treating people with cancer, the families and friends of the people with cancer, and the people who actually have cancer – they don’t have a…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 21 September 2018

Category: College Life

Young life scientists exhibit their research at Liverpool University

Three students celebrated the completion of a year-long collaboration with University of Liverpool PhD students this week.  As part of the Merseyside Young Life Scientists initiative, they have researched topics of their choice and produced detailed academic posters, which they displayed at a…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 14 September 2018

Category: College Life