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11 Jan

New College Mathematics students receive multiple awards

New College Pontefract Mathematics students have had a busy few months this winter. In November, 37 students sat the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge. 82,000 took part nationally with the top 10% receiving a gold certificate, the next 20% receiving a silver, and the following 30% receiving a bronze.  New College students accumulated

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09 Jan

Collection of Exam Certificates

Certificates – Academic Year 2016-17 – Now available for collection from NC Pontefract Reception Certificates from the academic year 2016-17 (Summer 2017) are now ready for collection.  Ideally, please collect them in person if possible between 8.30 – 4.00pm Monday – Friday from the main reception.  Please bring some photo I.D with you.  If you

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21 Dec

New College student earns place at top Netball academy

Current New College Pontefract student, Jessica Fox, has secured a place in the Leeds Rhinos High Performance Netball Academy. The programme is aimed at talented athletes who have the desire and potential to play at International and/or upper-League level. Jessica plays Goal Attack for Leeds Athletic Netball Club every Saturday and often on Sundays. Jessica

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21 Dec

New College duo making tracks in football careers

Ezra Pickles and Aleksandrs Starcenko, who both study BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport at New College Pontefract, are beginning on their journeys towards careers in the elite footballing world. Ezra has recently completed his FA Level 1 coaching certificate after volunteering at the A1 Football Factory in Knotttingley. Ezra began playing there on a weekly

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21 Dec

New College Students Deliver Christmas Gifts to Pinderfields Children’s Ward

Chris Pugh and Kathryn Marsden, members of the Student Executive at New College Pontefract, have delivered Christmas presents to Wakefield’s Pinderfields Hospital Children’s Ward this week. As part of the group’s charity fundraising events, staff and students were asked to donate gifts that could be then given to children who would be spending Christmas in

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21 Dec

New College duo claim top spot in business investment challenge

Kate Taylor and Tomas Filek, both studying in their first year of a Business Studies A-Level at New College Pontefract, have won first prize in an Investment challenge held at Leeds Beckett University. The challenge, which took place in December, consisted of using a computer simulation to use virtual money from a client and invest

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14 Dec

New College Students Perform at Royal Albert Hall

New College Pontefract students, Tom Lewis and Charlotte Atkinson, have performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall. They were selected during the summer to perform at the Music for Youth Schools Proms at the Royal Albert Hall which took place in November. This is one of the largest youth music events in Europe, involving approximately 3,000

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