Category Archives: Vacancies

25 Feb

New College Sees Record Oxbridge Intake

New College Pontefract has broken its record for Oxbridge applicants with a total of thirteen students receiving the offer of a place to study at one of the two elite universities. Brian Coughlan, Oxbridge Programme, coordinator said “We are delighted with this year’s offers for Oxford and Cambridge universities. The offers cover a wide range of

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29 Jan

New College once again tops the table for the local area

New College’s consistency as a provider of excellent post-16 education has once again come into the spotlight with the release of the latest figures from the Department for Education (DfE). The figures, based on last summer’s A-Level results, show that whatever post-16 option you are considering – school sixth forms, FE colleges, a sixth form

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13 Nov

Female gamers break down gender stereotypes

New College Pontefract has seen a significant increase in the number of female students taking up their BTEC Games Design course. Students at the top-ranked sixth form college have been challenging gender stereotypes about the gaming industry, making in-roads in an area once seen as an almost exclusively male domain. “We have seen the largest

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26 Oct

NCLT achieves Investors in People benchmark

The trust behind two of the region’s key sixth form colleges has been recognised by a national body responsible for raising standards in leadership. The New Collaborative Learning Trust has been awarded the Investors in People standard, a signal that the trust is matching the highest standards across the country. The award followed an intensive

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09 Oct

NCLT recognised for excellence in equality

New College Pontefract’s parent trust has won a national award for leadership in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. The New Collaborative Learning Trust won the Leaders in Diversity Award following a rigorous assessment based on various criteria, including staff interviews and student surveys. The trust’s staff were praised for a commitment to building a culture

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16 Aug

New College Pontefract achieves outstanding performance once again

Students, staff and governors are proud and delighted with this year’s exam results, which have exceeded the outstanding performance achieved of previous years. Our A-Level students of 2018 achieved an overall pass rate of 100%, an A*-B rate of 55.2% and an A*-C rate of 82%, which conforms the college’s reputation as a consistently high

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04 May

Student’s story leads to sponsorship

New College Pontefract student, Thomas Goodall, who took up cycling to help with his epilepsy symptoms, has now found sponsorship with homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey. The firm approached the college after reading Tom’s story, and have donated him the sum of £500 towards a new bike and cycling apparel. On receiving the money Tom said, “It’s

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03 May

Top five in national performance league table for the past 5 years

New College Pontefract is celebrating confirmation of an impressive five-year track record this month. The release of data by the DfE’s Education and Skills Funding Agency means that New College Pontefract is, for the fifth year in a row, in the top five of all sixth form colleges in the country for achievement. Achievement rates

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