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13 Jan

Music student achieves highest grade

Music student Hannah Higson at New College Pontefract has passed her grade 8 harp with a distinction grade. The year 12 student, who also studies physics, maths and chemistry, passed the music examinations with the highest marks possible. Hannah said: “The exam felt like a challenge but one I was looking forward to tackling as

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13 Jan

Christmas Fun Day at New College

Charities were given a cash boost after students at New College raised £496 organising a Christmas Fun Day before the holidays. The event, which took place around the College raised cash for charities including Help for Heroes, Martin House, Trussel Trust and the Leeds General Infirmary Paediatrics Ward. Activities included pie the teacher, donation stations

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06 Jan

Featherstone Rovers partner up with New College for England Rugby Scheme

Featherstone Rovers will be working alongside New College and Castleford Tigers as part of the Embed the Pathway Scheme run by the England Rugby Football League. The scheme aims to increase the number of quality 12-16 year old rugby league players through education and training of children’s coaches. The programme also includes inclusive player profiling

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17 Dec

Spreading Christmas cheer

New College Pontefract staff and students brought Christmas cheer to the shoppers of Pontefract this week, whilst raising money for The Prince of Wales Hospice. Playing in the town centre, the brass and woodwind group and their accompanying singers covered much of the traditional Christmas repertoire, from Silent Night to Jingle Bells and Winter Wonderland.

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16 Dec

New College students perform at Wakefield Cathedral

Music students at New College Pontefract, showcased an array of musical talent at Wakefield Cathedral this week. The students took part in the lunchtime and evening Christmas concert on Tuesday, December 15, in front of an audience of over 200 people. The performance included original compositions, solo pieces, a harp player, a pianist and a

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23 Nov

New College Media students work alongside Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Talented media students at New College, Pontefract got the chance to film two original pieces of work for the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust. The videos are part of a scheme to develop best practice within the Trust for both work experience students and staff. The students worked alongside nurses, doctors, administration staff and consultant surgeons

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14 Oct

Youth Commonwealth Games medal winner

New College student Joe Litchfield won four silver medals at the recent Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa last month. Following a week of intense training with Team England, Joe flew to Samoa and took part in the event where he swam in the 200 and 400 individual medley, the 4×100 and 4×200 freestyle relays. The

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14 Sep

Sports Science HND marks next step in New College’s growing HE programme

New College’s first Sports Science HND students started this week, as the college continues to develop its higher education programme. The twenty eight students will have the opportunity to work with some of the region’s best professional sports men and women on a course with close ties to the Super League’s Castleford Tigers and Huddersfield

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27 Aug

New College’s value-added scores underline best-ever performance

New College’s value-added scores for 2015 were released this week, confirming that the college’s 2015 performance cements its position as one of the very best education providers in the country. The college’s value-added places the college amongst the top 10% of schools and colleges across the country. This means that young people across Wakefield and

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13 Aug

New College’s students’ results are “out of this world”

New College has recorded its highest set of results ever, breaking last year’s outstanding figures. The 2015 A level results saw the college achieve a 100% pass rate for the first time. New College’s Principal, Pauline Hagen described the results as “a reflection of both the very high standards set by teachers and the way

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