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Stage and screen star visits Wakefield College

Tuesday, 04 February, 2014

Star of stage and screen Norman Bowman took time out of performing with the likes of Jude Law to spend time with the College’s Performing Arts students this week. Norman shared the secrets of his success and gave tips on how to get ahead in the entertainment Industry when he visited the College’s Performing Arts venue, the Mechanics’ Theatre, Waterton Building.

Evolution – The Ever Changing City

Monday, 27 January, 2014

Wakefield College and Beam are pleased to present an installation of temporary public artworks created by Art and Design students for The Grade II* Orangery and gardens.

Bolton Wanderers set to sign College starlet

Wednesday, 11 December, 2013

Wakefield College are pleased to announce that their football starlet, Jack Greenhough, has been offered professional terms by Championship side Bolton Wanderers.

Secondary Schools Photography Competition

Tuesday, 26 November, 2013

Wakefield College in conjunction with the Wakefield Express are launching our Photography competition for Years 7 to 11.

College celebrates Graduation Ceremony

Monday, 11 November, 2013

A congregation of more than 500 gathered at Wakefield Cathedral last Saturday to see students from Wakefield College receive higher level qualifications at the annual Graduation Ceremony. This year’s guest speaker was Dave Pannell, former student and entrepreneur, who took the opportunity to praise the College for “producing some of the best, most employable graduates of any college in the country”.

Construction at Lightwaves Open Event

Monday, 28 October, 2013

On Saturday 23rd November Wakefield College Construction will be offering the opportunity for you to come and attend an open event at the new city centre Lightwaves facility. Between 10:00am and 2:00pm you will be able to call in meet with staff and students at the centre and take part in plumbing, electrical and groundwork activities. The day is ideal for those students who have applied or thinking about applying, to get a taste of what life would like if they came on the program next year studying from our Light waves centre.

Research backs economic impact of College

Tuesday, 01 October, 2013

Research into the economic impact of Wakefield College has confirmed the huge influence it has on its learners and the District as a whole. The study undertaken by economic research specialists, EMSI, calculated that contributions of former College learners who are currently employed in the regional workforce amounts to £165.8 million in added income in the City of Wakefield’s economy each year whilst the economic contribution of the College to the local business community in the City of Wakefield is £183.9 million each year.

Wakefield College celebrates A Level success

Thursday, 15 August, 2013

A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have once again come up trumps after the class of 2013 achieved another strong set of results. Figures revealed last night showed the overall pass rate exceeding 95% for the tenth year in succession. In addition to the A level success an impressive 13 BTEC Extended Diploma students achieved three distinction stars – the highest results possible.

School children set for their first ‘Graduation’

Wednesday, 26 June, 2013

Children from across the Wakefield District, some as young as five, will don caps and gowns this week as they take part in the first ever Wakefield Children’s University (CU) Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday 26 June in the grand surroundings of Wakefield Theatre Royal.

Extravaganza of Music, Dance and Theatre set for new performance centre

Sunday, 16 June, 2013

Students from Wakefield College are promising a spectacular festival of music, dance and theatre to celebrate the opening of the new refurbished Mechanics’ Theatre on Wood Street, Wakefield as it opens its’ doors to the public next week following a £1 million refurbishment.

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