Study Group announces record A Level results
International educator triples the national average for A* grades
31 August 2011, Brighton - Study Group, the UK’s largest educator of international students, today announces record A Level results achieved by international students at its Bellerbys colleges.
The four colleges in…Continue
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North East based qualification provider, NCFE, has responded The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal for humanitarian aid by hosting a dedicated fundraising event, raising over £700 for the charity.
NCFE’s fundraising day, which included fun quizzes and various activities for staff, concluded in a charity auction with a host of impressive prizes on offer.
Staff members bid for ‘lots’ to raise the cash including a 30 minute pleasure…Continue
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Tresham will open its brand new £36m campus in Corby, Northamptonshire to new students from 5th September 2011. The fantastic new building is the latest addition to Corby’s regenerated landscape and will inspire young people and adults to achieve more and gain vocational skills in even more…Continue
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Why are so many colleges not paying attention to staff development research on effective CPD?
Joyce and Showers in 2002 highlighted that:
• Effective staff development involves experimentation by teachers followed by discussion with colleagues over time (peer coaching).
• The experimentation phase requires repeated practice…Continue
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STUDENTS at Havering College are set to follow their dreams to become, doctors, teachers and vets after collecting their GCSE results.
Students – whose ages range from 17 to 45 –are now heading down various career pathways after achieving excellent grades.
GCSE courses at Havering College are undertaken in one year rather than two as in most schools.
The college’s top GCSE achiever, Nana Amegashiti, 17, tore open her results envelope to reveal A* grades in Maths,…Continue
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A Valleys college has been ranked as one of the most successful further education colleges in Wales according to new figures from the Learning and Skills Observatory Wales.
Coleg Morgannwg has shown that its students are performing above the Welsh average for course completion rates and attainment levels in the further education sector.
The average success rate of students across all courses (un-weighted rate) at Coleg Morgannwg is now 84% with the current benchmark for the…Continue
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New College Nottingham (ncn) GCSE students collected their results on 25 August. Among the successful students were a number of adult learners who returned to education to change career or to improve their…Continue
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Weston College's familiar 'W' logo has been given a novel twist by two students involved in a campus recycling scheme.
Graphic Design degree students Charlotte Frost, 20, and Dean Pitt, 22, came up with the 'Revive It'…Continue
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National qualification provider NCFE, recently teamed up with the Fire Brigade Union Learning Centre (FBU) to deliver a ‘red-hot’ pilot scheme to its learners.
As part of the FBU’s on-going Union Learning Fund programme, NCFE’s Level 2 Certificate in Health and Safety at Work was trialed by 35 staff across the national organisation.
This marks the first time that the FBU (ULF) has offered a distance learning qualification to both members and employees…Continue
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Left to Right: Eloise Haines, Hannah Mackeith & Anna Collier
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What makes learning work?
Is learning like other forms of exercise in that the best results only come if you push yourself beyond your perceived limits?
I firmly believe that learning works best if people are challenged (after all, no pain no gain…) in terms of their thinking whilst being supported (imagine the facilitator as your learning coach) to try out new skills and behaviours.
When facilitating sessions people sometimes look…Continue
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The idea of becoming a world champion sportsperson is a pipedream for most but for 20-year-old Glenavy woman Joy Fleming, it seemed like impossibility after she suffered…Continue
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North West Regional College Performing Arts student Damian McGinty is swapping the College’s Foyle Building Theatre in Derry~Londonderry for the classrooms and choir room of Glee’s McKinley High. The 18 year old was a student on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts at NWRC, Northern Ireland, when he was invited to audition for the latest reality TV phenomenon, The Glee Project, in the USA.
Over recent weeks, Damian’s faced challenges in singing, dancing and acting,…Continue
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The Further Education Reputation Strategy Group (FERSG) today launches ten simple ways further education (FE) can improve its reputation with businesses.
These ten strategies…Continue
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A-Level students at Chesterfield College have achieved an excellent overall pass rate of 98.3% this year, improving upon the 97% achieved in 2010 and above the national average of 97.8%.
Stuart Booker, Chesterfield College Sixth Form Centre Manager, explains, “This year’s A-level cohort have…
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West Thames College A Level student Ebony-Eve Roberts (pictured below) was celebrating on results day after achieving one of the highest exam scores in the country for Sociology, earning 358 out of a possible 360. Overall, West Thames College has achieved a 97% overall pass rate for A Levels with most subjects achieving a 100% pass rate.
Here’s just a few of the happy students who came to… Continue
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19 August 2011
For immediate release
Another year of A Level success at Newham College…Continue
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NHC Principal Fintan Donohue commented: “I am delighted at the improved success rates this year for all NHC…Continue
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Trafford College students are celebrating once again after another year of impressive A Level Results.
Despite more competition than ever to get into university due to the hike in tuition fees next year, over 100 of our A Level students celebrated with an overall pass rate of 97%, and 100% pass rates in 10 out of 15 subjects, with the majority of students progressing onto the Universities of their choice.
One student celebrating after discovering his results…Continue
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It has been a fantastic year for Fareham College A-level students with a pass rate of 99%. This is an increase on last year’s results and a third of those received A* to B grade, a rate that has been maintained since 2010.
89% of A-level courses have a 100% pass rate. Many students were delighted to gain university places at institutions such as Oxford Brookes, St George’s, Portsmouth, Winchester and Southampton, including Kelvin Chilvers-Jones, who received an A* in…Continue
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