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Wakefield College celebrates A Level success

Thursday, 18 August, 2011

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.

Double joy for College at West Yorkshire awards ceremony

Friday, 17 June, 2011

Higher Education students from Wakefield College have won two awards at the annual West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network (WYLLN) awards. John Heaton, 39, won the Learner Award in the category of Culture, Media and the Arts whilst Rebecca Mallinder, 20, picked up the Learner Award in the category of Leadership, Management, Innovation and Enterprise.

21st century matchmaker wins AoC Gold Award

Monday, 06 June, 2011

To highlight the important role further education plays for students today, the AoC Charitable Trust runs a ‘mini me’ campaign alongside the Gold Awards. The nominating colleges each select a current student who shows promise in a similar field to their Gold Award winner.

Students ‘paint the lounge’ in Castleford

Friday, 03 June, 2011

Staff at Guinness Northern Counties’ Leeds Office have been working with staff and students at the Castleford Campus, ICI paints and City Response Ltd to brighten up the communal lounge at Victoria Court sheltered housing scheme in Castleford.

We are the champions

Thursday, 12 May, 2011

Wakefield College’s Rugby League team can now rightly claim to be the best team in the country after triumphing in last night’s College’s Rugby final. The team, who were crowned Yorkshire champions last month, ran out worthy winners after a hard fought 20-14 win over holders Hopwood Hall College, Rochdale.

Dance student secures place at top theatre school

Thursday, 21 April, 2011

An aspiring dance student at Wakefield College has secured a place at one of the country’s top performing arts school. Jessica Buxton, 18, currently studying on the National Diploma in Performing Arts at the Thornes Park Campus, is set to continue her learning at the prestigious Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre (MDDC) in Liverpool.

College student revving up for success

Tuesday, 05 April, 2011

A Wakefield College Motor Vehicle student, who painstakingly prepared his Mini for the upcoming British Racing & Sports Car Club (BRSCC) Mighty Mini Championships, is all set for the new season which starts later on this month.

Wakefield College rugby team crowned best in Yorkshire

Thursday, 24 March, 2011

Wakefield College’s Rugby League students won the plaudits last night after a hard fought 40-28 win over Hull College in the Yorkshire Colleges Cup Final. A vocal crowd at the Lock Lane Rugby Centre, Castleford, saw a determined Wakefield team run out as worthy winners. The team now enters the quarter finals of the national tournament where they face the best college teams in the country.

Gaskell’s Restaurant named restaurant of the year by the Wakefield Civic Society

Monday, 28 February, 2011

Gaskell’s Restaurant, Wakefield College’s training restaurant, has been nominated the best restaurant in Wakefield by the Civic Society.

Students receive award after helping knocked down cyclist

Thursday, 16 December, 2010

The achievement of four quick thinking students from the skillsXchange who put their first aid training to use by helping a cyclist who was knocked unconscious has been recognised at a glittering Awards Ceremony.

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