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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Film students watch hit Sky Atlantic series being filmed

Film Studies teacher, Bert Byron, explains talks through the trip:

 

Film Studies students were invited onto the set of Tin Star, a Sky Atlantic TV series, being filmed in New Brighton this week. The series stars Tim Roth, Ian Hart and a whole host of actors from Merseyside.  Ian, who plays…

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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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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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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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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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Category: College Life

Photos from the Spanish trip to Zaragoza

 

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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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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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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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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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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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Category: College Alumni