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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

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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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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