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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Study Hall Supervisor Kev chats about his role in helping students

Study Hall Supervisor, Kev, cuts a popular figure around the College. His passion for helping students and his fun-loving character make him a favourite of both students and staff alike.

Here, Kev talks through his part in assisting students’ learning, and the role that the Study Hall has for…

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Meet Rowena, the College's coordinator of clubs, societies, voluntary work and other enrichment activities

Meet Rowena, the College’s full time coordinator of clubs, societies, volunteering and other enrichment activities. Rowena’s always available to speak to throughout the College day about arranging work experience, joining a club or volunteering in your spare time, and those things might just be…

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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…

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