Madison to ‘Brave the Shave’ for Macmillan nurses

“I understand that the name of it is ‘Brave the Shave’ but then me voluntarily shaving my head isn’t brave. The people who are brave are the nurses who are treating people with cancer, the families and friends of the people with cancer, and the people who actually have cancer – they don’t have a…

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Young life scientists exhibit their research at Liverpool University

Three students celebrated the completion of a year-long collaboration with University of Liverpool PhD students this week.  As part of the Merseyside Young Life Scientists initiative, they have researched topics of their choice and produced detailed academic posters, which they displayed at a…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apple Store trip exercises IT students' creativity

IT teacher, Paul Moore, took two groups of final year students to Liverpool’s Apple Store in January, where they exercised their creative muscles and took part in workshops with some of the latest gadgets used in the industry.

Here, Paul talks through what the students had to enjoy on their…

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UCAS Deadline

Today is the UCAS application deadline, and nearly 450 final year students have now applied for their choices of university courses.

All students at the College apply to university. Continuing onto Higher Education is the natural next step for A Level & BTEC students, and while some students…

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Christmas Jumper Day 2017

Christmas Jumper Day saw students and staff don their finest (tackiest) Christmas clobber, all in the name of charity, with donations being raised for Save the Children.

There was also the extra incentive of a £30 Amazon voucher for the winner of the best outfit, with the Head of Art & Design,…

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Christmas Video 2017

What better way to celebrate the festive season than to have some of our students and staff tell you some brilliant* Christmas jokes?

Merry Christmas, everyone!

*jokes may not be brilliant

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