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August 2011 Press Releases (69)

Record A Level Success for Merton 6th Form at South Thames College

Today (Thursday 18th August) Merton 6th Form has announced some fantastic A Level results with the overall success rate rising to 93% (up from 90%). Pass rates have remained consistently high at 97% with high grades (A-C) rocketing to 72% (up from 63%). In…


Added by South Thames College on August 19, 2011 at 11:23 — No Comments

The future’s looking bright for ncn ‘A’ Level students



Over 500 New College Nottingham (ncn) ‘A’ Level students collected their results at the Capital FM Arena on 18 August.


Among those celebrating their success is Anastasia Lubke, whose three A* grades in Maths, Further…


Added by Nicola Grimshaw on August 19, 2011 at 9:36 — No Comments



We all think we can think … but how critically do you really assess the information you are given every day? Are you blinded by statistics and percentages? Can you spot flaws and assumptions in political arguments? Do you really understand the ‘terms and conditions’ of your insurance policy? Are you dazzled by spin? Confused by the special offers in the supermarket?

Think You Can Think?, published by Oxbridge Applications on 23 August, is about… Continue

Added by Charlotte Cornwell on August 19, 2011 at 8:50 — No Comments

Barnet College students celebrate best ever A Level results



ALMOST 400 students rode the emotional roller-coaster of receiving results in A and AS levels at Barnet College today.


In all some 380 students were given results in more than 21 subjects – many exceeding their hopes and expectations.


The results were the best ever for Barnet College – exactly one year after the new A Level centre at the £50m Wood…


Added by Ben Duncan on August 18, 2011 at 15:36 — No Comments

A-level joy at Havering College

OXFORD University beckons for a determined student from Havering College of Further and Higher Education.…


Added by Havering College on August 18, 2011 at 14:43 — No Comments

Stockport College Triumphs with 100% A Level Pass Rate


Stockport College students have again triumphed by achieving a 100% overall pass rate on A level results day. This is the sixth year running that the College’s A level pass…

Added by Stockport College on August 18, 2011 at 14:12 — No Comments

Gateshead College A Level students make the grade

Dozens of Gateshead College students have been celebrating after achieving record breaking A Level results today.


The hard work and success of the students who received A* - E grades saw the college achieve an overall 97% pass rate this year.


The majority of students gained or even surpassed predicted grades with 42% considered high achievers (those who sat exams receiving A* - B grades) - some of the brightest gained impressive A* and A grades across the…


Added by Andy Bruce on August 18, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments



A Level students at Weston College were today (Thursday) celebrating after the release of some of the most outstanding results in years.…


Added by Tom Henry on August 18, 2011 at 13:49 — No Comments

Acua marks three years with trio of high-profile appointments

A trio of high-profile appointments has been made at a leading business development organisation on its third anniversary.

The new posts of commercial director and operations director have been created at Acua, as the leadership and organisational development specialist looks to build on its successful first three years by expanding in the UK and overseas.

Chris Gale joins Acua as commercial director and Neil Withey has been promoted from operations manager to…


Added by Advent Communications on August 18, 2011 at 13:48 — No Comments

Wakefield College students celebrate A-level success

There was an air of jubilation amongst staff and students at Wakefield College after the class of 2011 achieved another set of excellent A-level results. Figures revealed last night showed that the overall pass rate exceeded 95% for the 7th year in succession, and backed up the College’s most recent Ofsted report which judged A-level success rates to be outstanding.   …


Added by Wakefield College on August 18, 2011 at 12:53 — No Comments

Outstanding A level results from Sussex Downs College


Sussex Downs College students from across the county had reason to jump for joy after receiving their A level results. The College celebrated after another successful year.


Sherry Russell, Head of Lewes 6th Form College, said: “Lewes students have yet again achieved excellent success in their Advanced Level courses. We have an overall pass rate of 98.5%, with 76.7% achieving the high A-C grades. Vocational students studying for NVQ and BTEC…


Added by Andy Walters on August 18, 2011 at 11:42 — No Comments

Star students get starry results at Abingdon & Witney College

We are delighted to say that we have seen our best ever A-Level results this year with 100% pass rate in 27 out of 30 A level subjects, including English Language, English Literature, Psychology, Economics, Media, Chemistry, Human Biology and Business.

Stacey is a star - A* A* A*

Particular mention goes to Stacey Nutley* who achieved straight A* grades in Geography, Psychology and Sociology. Well done too to Christina Barnett A* History, Psychology A and…


Added by Vicky Archibald on August 18, 2011 at 8:58 — No Comments

FE College steps up to the HE challenge


Students wanting to study Full Honours Degrees are facing mountains of debt. With government changes a lot of Universities will be more than doubling their fees. Farnborough College of Technology are offering an alternative which would save students thousands of pounds. The College are offering a University of Surrey Honours Degree course delivered over two years as opposed to the traditional three year route. This not only means less fees but also lower living expenses and the more…


Added by Jackie Carr on August 17, 2011 at 7:27 — No Comments

TeamMate launches fully mobile lecture room solution

Specialist technical furniture manufacturer TeamMate has launched its latest fully mobile, self-contained stand for heavyweight flat panel displays, the VariHite presenter.


Designed specifically to address the lack of mobility inherent in large format displays, the VariHite Presenter allows screens of up to 70” diagonal to be moved effortlessly from room to room.  Supporting weights of up to 145kg, the fully loaded VariHite glides across carpeted areas and is slim…


Added by Karen O'Mahoney on August 16, 2011 at 15:37 — No Comments

Dragons Den YrWall Creators Defy Recession - Minus the Dragons

After turning down the Dragons generous investment offer off-screen, Lumacoustics chose to face the technology industry alone...and with outstanding results

In the tough economic climate of the past few years, award-winning digital environment company, Lumacoustics,… Continue

Added by Hannah Wright on August 16, 2011 at 15:07 — No Comments

What makes a website trustworthy? How Learning & Development providers can positively influence their website's trust perception

During the past months Springest and Usabilla have investigated web users' trust perceptions of Learning & Development provider websites in the UK. It turned out that a few details can make a big impact on perceived trustworthiness.…


Added by Ninja Lamberty on August 16, 2011 at 13:34 — No Comments

West Thames College's Sir Joseph Banks Building Now Open!

The new Sir Joseph Banks Building – the final building in the major redevelopment of West Thames College's Isleworth Campus – is now open! Students joining in September will be the very first to use the state-of-the-art facilities in this amazing new building, including art and design studios, science labs, IT suites and high-tech classrooms.



Added by West Thames College on August 15, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

College secures £1.6million to help young people not in employment, education or training


Opt In+ for young people across East Sussex and Surrey


Sussex Downs College has won an ESF contract worth £1.6million to help young people, 16 -18 year olds, who are not in employment, education or training in a scheme called Opt In+. The project will be managed by Sussex Downs College and delivered across, Brighton,  East Sussex and parts of Surrey through nine delivery…


Added by Andy Walters on August 12, 2011 at 12:07 — No Comments

Vote now for Damian...the UK & Ireland's only contender in The Glee Project

FE Performing Arts student Damian McGinty is currently on course to secure a role in the US hit TV show Glee, thank to his performances on the reality TV show, The Glee Project.  Damian is a student at North West Regional College in Derry~Londonderry, and is also known for singing with the band Celtic Thunder.…


Added by Geri Martin on August 12, 2011 at 8:44 — No Comments

NCFE students fly high with Thomas Cook guaranteed interview scheme

As we make our way through an unfavourably wet British summer, increasing numbers of young people are dreaming of sun, sea and sand as they look to the travel and tourism industry for a career. The industry employs a workforce of around 1.9 million people with thousands of new jobs being created each year.


Responding to this growth, national qualification provider NCFE has teamed up with Thomas Cook to provide a guaranteed interview scheme for potential overseas holiday…


Added by Sarah O'Mahoney on August 11, 2011 at 10:59 — No Comments

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