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/page:2 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/page:2 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/page:2 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/page:2 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/page:2 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/page:2 on 14 September 2018

Category: College Life

First students graduate from innovative Health & Social Care programme

by the Health & Social Care Department

Three years ago, the Health & Social Care Department piloted an ambitious programme to replace the Level 2 qualification on offer. We developed the Health & Social Care Step Programme, to enable learners who would have studied at Level 2 the opportunity to…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:2 on 19 June 2018

Category: College Life

Love Maths? You’re not the only one!

Assistant Head of Mathematics, Steve Yates, explains why taking Maths A Level at the College is the fresh, new challenge that you’re looking for. 

 

Let’s be honest: plenty of GCSE students can’t wait to see the back of their days of studying Maths – something that’s been part of their…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:2 on 4 April 2018

Category: The Expert's Voice

Geographers brave the elements for Lake District fieldwork

As the ‘Beast from the East’ descended upon Britain, 40 intrepid student Geographers made their way to the wilds of the Lake District to undertake the research for the NEA (Non-Exam Assessment, or coursework) element of their A Level.

The Grade II listed Castle Head country house in…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:2 on 28 March 2018

Category: The Student Voice

Foundation students’ promotion brings mental and physical health to the fore

Health for both body and mind has never been a higher priority, and Birkenhead Sixth Form College’s Foundation to Health & Veterinary Studies (Year 0) for ages 19+ students have been working on campaigns to raise awareness in their teenage A Level student counterparts.

Helping our students stay…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:2 on 20 March 2018

Category: College Life

European Youth Parliament

A team from the College was at Liverpool Town Hall this week to compete in the European Youth Parliament. They debated a wide range of issues, from tax avoidance, Brexit, the protection of the LGBTQ+ community in Chechnya and the Catalonia question. Harry Gorman, Daniel Gorman, Ali Dodds, Caleb…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:2 on 15 March 2018

Category: College Life

My work placement with Unilever by Crina Pricop

Though the summer holiday is a good time for rest and recuperation after students' first year at the College, it's also a crucial period to strengthen your CV and gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom to make you an even stronger candidate for university or employment after finishing A…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:2 on 14 March 2018

Category: The Student Voice