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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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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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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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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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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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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Category: The Student Voice

The College says 'Welkom' to Dutch visitors

It was a pleasure to welcome our visitors from the CSG Liudger school in Drachten, Netherlands to the College today.

The 34 Dutch students and four teachers experienced some British A Level lessons to start with, followed by a special BePART mental health programme session. The day was rounded…

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Category: College Life

Fancy doing something a little different?

Four students will start learning a fascinating new skill this week – the ancient art of beekeeping.

The BEE You Project is visiting the College to begin training with Charlie, Hannah, Lauren and Matthew. Over four sessions, the students will have an introduction to beekeeping before…

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Category: College Life

Our trip to Paris by Alexis Arrowsmith

Alexis was one of the College's French students who recently visited Paris to experience life in French schools and soak up 'La Culture Parissiene'.

 

The first full day in Paris, we spent the day in a French lycée, with students of a similar age to our College. We took part in lessons in a…

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Category: The Student Voice

Former student Elizabeth writes about her moving art project with refugees in Serbia

Elizabeth Pennington completed her A Levels at the College in 2015. Soon to graduate from Sheffield Hallam University, she has her sights set on a career in journalism as a foreign correspondent and has recently been working in the refugee camps in Serbia as part of an artist’s project. Here, she…

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Category: College Alumni

My visit to Oriel College in Oxford by Hamza Jouma

Every year, Oxford University organises a programme called ‘Medicine Outreach Day’. It’s a selective scheme with one goal which is informing students about the University and giving a specific insight about Medicine as a career and the lives of medical students. I didn’t know about this programme…

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Category: The Student Voice

Tag Rugby Club

A new Tag Rugby club on Friday lunchtimes is proving a big hit with students at the College. Anyone can get involved in the inclusive sport, expertly run each week in the Sports Hall at 12:15pm by Peter from Birkenhead Park Rugby Club.

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Category: College Life