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01 Mar

New College Press release second edition of student newspaper

Following on from the announcement of the opening edition of the New College Press, the second edition of the student newspaper has now been released. It follows on from the first, reporting on a number of issues. There are reports looking at issues regarding murder, psychology, science and current affairs, and the issue provides an

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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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15 Feb

First edition of the ‘New College Press’ launches

Students from New College have released the first edition of their newspaper the ‘New College Press’ as part of the New College Newspaper Club. This edition marks the first release, with more in the pipeline for future release. The newspaper covers a wide variety of different aspects that the students come across, both in college

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15 Feb

New College students reach semi-finals of national business competition

Business students from New College have reached the semi-final round of a national business event. They achieved 47th place out of over 5600 groups, gaining them automatic qualification to the semi-final round. Student Thomas Bartle, Louis Skerrett, Joshua Rodriguez and Victor Tang form the Electronic Smarts team, and they will compete over four weeks starting from

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11 Feb

Final Open Evening – Thursday 21st March 2019, 5-7pm

Our final open event of the academic year takes place on Thursday 21st March 2019 from 5-7pm. This is a great opportunity to come in and speak to students and staff in all of our subject areas. Come and find out about our wide range of A-Levels and Level 3 BTECs and sample the unique

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01 Feb

New College Student starring in Channel 5 Show

New College’s Public Services student, Stephanie Fishwick, 17 from Pontefract, is currently starring in Channel 5’s ‘Raw Recruits’ which follows the basic training course taken by Britain’s junior soldiers at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate. Stephanie said “I signed up to the Army at aged 15 and started [at the Army Foundation College] on March

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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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24 Jan

Business students make most of National Skills Challenge opportunity

New College Pontefract’s Y12 students of Business made the most of a fantastic opportunity on Wednesday when they were visited by representatives of the National Skills Challenge for 2019 in partnership with Natwest. The aim of the campaign is to develop individual and interpersonal competencies of students by designing tasks that require a vast number

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23 Jan

Students benefit after STEM visit from University of Leeds

Students at New College Pontefract had a great opportunity to learn and develop their skills when PhD students from the University of Leeds paid them a visit to present a STEM challenge. Y13 students studying both Maths and Science courses were treated to the guest lecture, and then presented with an engineering-themed challenge which was

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