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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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22 Jan

Textiles students take to the catwalk

New College Pontefract Textiles students have been working on a catwalk brief to produce ‘Objects of Desire’ for a project inspired by the company ‘Anthropologie.’ Cath Gray, Textiles tutor said “We get the students to discuss employability and where their studies could lead them. Currently we have past/ex students who design for big name companies such as ASOS and Charlotte Tilbury and

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15 Jan

New College Students Deliver Gifts to Pinderfields Children’s Ward

Developing strong links with the wider community helps New College students grow into mature young adults. Students and staff contributed a range of items to a gift drive, which members of the Student Executive at New College Pontefract then delivered to Pinderfields Hospital Children’s Ward in Wakefield. As part of the group’s charity fundraising events,

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20 Dec

New College Music Students Earn Place at Prestigious Conservatoire

New College Pontefract students, Charlotte Atkinson and Mikey Foley-Hall, have been successful in gaining entry to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The two students were among many hundreds of young people to apply for a place at the new £57 million teaching and performance facility, the first of its kind in the heart of Birmingham. “I

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23 Nov

New College student wins national cyber security competition

New College Pontefract student, Paul Brennan, 16 from Normanton, has won a prestigious national cyber security competition. Paul, along with his team ‘The Breachy Boys’, came first in the Cyber Discovery Manchester event. There were 170 students at the event in Manchester, who were selected to compete from amongst thousands of students who applied across

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19 Nov

Lest We Forget Show

New College’s Performing Arts department commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the end of WW1 this month with a moving performance for parents, staff and students. Commemorating the men and women who have lost their lives in war, the performances involved both curriculum and enrichment groups, giving them a platform to demonstrate their musical, dramatic and dancing abilities. There was

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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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12 Nov

Parents’ Evening | Tuesday 20 November 2018 | 4:30pm-7:30pm

Parents’ Evening is taking place over 2 sessions on Tuesday 20 November. 1:00pm-3:30pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm. Students will be finishing at 12:10pm with buses departing at 12:15pm. If you haven’t booked already then you can use the online booking system at: Parents’ Evening system guide  

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