Psychology trip to London - February 2020

Psychology teacher, Amy Paton, describes what Psychology students got up to:

Students attended a forensic Psychology conference and heard a number of talks including one from David Wilson of the BBC’s Crime Files on offender profiling, changes in the policing system across the years and the…

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English students soak up the culture in London

The College’s Head of English, Dr Jon Thorpe, explains what students got up to during their trip to the capital.

The Department of English paid a Christmas visit to London, once again, enjoying a range of cultural experiences that bring to life aspects of the students’ English Literature…

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Baby massage sessions help psychologists learn about attachment

Head of Psychology at the College, Ashley Vallance, explains how the massage sessions marry up with students’ work in the classroom:

Students in the Psychology department have been taking part in sessions after College where they looked at some of the techniques new mothers and fathers are…

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IT students take inspiration from Museum of Liverpool trip

IT teacher Paul Moore explains the somewhat unusual idea behind getting IT students away from their computers to soak up some local culture ahead of their computer game development projects:

 

The Museum of Liverpool may seem an unlikely place for an IT trip, but this was a different IT…

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Psychology students bring learning to life at Chester Zoo

Head of Psychology, Ashley Vallance, explains what students got up to during their trip to Chester Zoo:

 

"Psychology BTEC students visited Chester Zoo to receive a workshop on how psychological learning theories apply to the daily routines of many species at the zoo. 

"The students…

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Dance students experience iconic Sadler's Wells Theatre show

Dance teacher Kirsty Thornton explains what the second year Dance students got up to on their trip to London:

 

Dance students had a fantastic opportunity to travel to London to enhance and enrich their learning in preparation for their exams. The students visited the iconic Sadler’s Wells…

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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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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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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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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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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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Meet the Principal: Mike Kilbride talks to the Head Students

Head students, Caitlin and Charlie, got their chance to grill Principal, Mike, about a range of topics including five year plans, Burnley FC and, of course, Irn-Bru!

 

 

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