Subject of the Month - ART & DESIGN

Why study it for A Level?

As the Head of Art & Design at Birkenhead Sixth Form College, Angela Watson, points out, the creative industries are Britain’s biggest employer. With digital media growing exponentially, creative skills have never been more in demand in the world of work, and…

Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:6 on 7 June 2017

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Art Foundation students Lauren & Suzie reflect on 'Significance' exhibition success

For us, we feel the exhibition was a success. Suzie and I gained everything we hoped and more from the show in terms of people’s reaction to our work, feedback and the experience. We particularly wanted to do an exhibition as it would be a great learning curve for us to go through together. In…

Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:6 on 25 May 2017

Category: The Student Voice

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French students visit the College during their ‘Voyage à Liverpool’

Earlier this month, we welcomed students from our French partner school, Le Lycée Simone Weil, to the College to get involved with lessons and activities with their British counterparts.

Along with taking part in our A Level French lessons, the Parisian students also took some Taekwon-Do…

Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:6 on 11 May 2017

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Head of Psychology, Ashley Vallance, talks equality and diversity

Equality and diversity have never been higher on the public agenda than they are today, and this week, the MTV Movie & TV Awards brought the subject of gender into high media profile.

With gender and gender identity making up a fundamental component of A Level Psychology, and knowledge of…

Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:6 on 9 May 2017

Category: The Expert's Voice

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Psychology teacher Roy and student Ben talk 'BePART' on Radio Merseyside

Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:6 on 28 April 2017

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US-bound football star Emma's radio interview

Final year student, Emma Johnson, heads for the USA on a sporting scholarship after her A Levels with us. Listen to her Radio Merseyside interview below, talking about high hopes for A Levels, her footballing journey and an emotional time for her family as she prepares for a new life in New York…

Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:6 on 25 April 2017

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Adult Learning Nails & Beauty Academy - Themed & Avant Garde Nails

Part of the Level 3 Nail Services Diploma in our Nails & Beauty Academy for age 19+ is to develop avant garde and themed nail designs from scratch and put them into practice. This year's group have been hard at work, producing stunning and intricate nails, from the story of the Little Mermaid to…

Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:6 on 19 April 2017

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Weightmans work placement awaits for 'natural' lawyer Alex

First year Law student, Alex Earley, has beaten stiff competition to claim a work placement at the prestigious solicitors’ firm Weightmans over the summer.

Alex will join Weightmans, who are in the top 45 law firms in the country, at their Old Hall Street offices in Liverpool, which is one of…

Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:6 on 12 April 2017

Category: College Life

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Subject of the Month - MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 

Why study it for A Level?

“Studying Modern Languages is just one big adventure!” says Jack, who left the College last year and now studies Spanish at university, which includes living in Andalusia for a year.

The career doors that open for those that speak a foreign language are…

Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:6 on 11 April 2017

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Year 0 Health Promotion campaign

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) students have been working on campaigns to raise awareness in their 16 to 19-year-old A Level student counterparts.

Helping our students stay as…

Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:6 on 23 March 2017

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VIDEO: Specialist support from our Tutors at Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:6 on 23 March 2017

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The full Shakespeare experience for English students in London

English students got the full original Shakespeare experience, as they travelled to London for a special production of one of the Bard’s most iconic plays.

Forming part of Shakespeare’s Globe, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is an indoor replica of a theatre circa 1600, so students watched Othello…

Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell/page:6 on 21 March 2017

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