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New course is backed by local creative industries…

27 August, 2015 Tags: Press Release

An exciting new course has received the seal of approval from the region’s digital and creative industries. The Level 3 Creative and Digital Industries diploma, to be delivered by Wakefield College, will prepare school leavers for a career in the creative, digital and IT (CDIT) sectors.

A Level Results Day 2015

13 August, 2015 Tags: Movie Gallery, A Level Results Day

Video from this years AS/A level results day, students collecting their results and celebrating their achievements...

Wakefield College students celebrate A Level success…

13 August, 2015 Tags: Press Release, A Level Results Day

A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have once again come up trumps after the class of 2015 achieved another strong set of results. Figures revealed last night showed the overall pass rate reached 97% for the second year running, which is particularly impressive given the 33% increase in the number of entries this year. The number of students achieving A* grades doubled and in addition to the A level success, an impressive 25 BTEC Extended Diploma students achieved three Distinction stars – the highest results possible.

New partnership to benefit College learners

30 July, 2015 Tags: Press Release, schools, Partnership, Loading...

A new working partnership between Wakefield College and a Yorkshire based social enterprise Ahead Partnership is set for launch to coincide with the new academic year.

Wakefield Children's University celebrates graduate success

24 July, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Children’s University, Graduation, schools

Last week saw the 3rd annual Graduation ceremony for Wakefield’s Children’s University with over 130 children graduating. The programme is led by Wakefield College with Principal and Children’s University Chancellor, Sam Wright, presenting the children with their awards in the ceremony. Schools attending were: St Michaels Academy; Normanton All Saints Infant School; Wakefield Girls High Junior School; Wheldon Infant School, Glasshoughton Infant Academy; South Hiendley Junior & Infant School; St Helens CE Primary School, Hemsworth; Ryhill Junior & Infant School and Hemsworth Academy.

Wakefield College continues to play key role in Leeds City region

25 June, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Corporate

Wakefield College is one of fourteen further education colleges in the Leeds city region who are working with employers as part of a skills network.

Sports students visit Italy for annual residential...

22 June, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Sport, Residential, italy

Wakefield College students studying the BTEC L3 in Sport at Wakefield College travelled to the Aosta Valley in Italy for their annual residential. 29 first year students were challenged to take part in exciting and thrilling outdoor activities, many of which taught skills which are directly related to their course.

Photography students in the frame…

01 June, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Art & Design, photography

Talented photography students from Wakefield College recently showcased their work as part of the Somewhereto_FRAMED project – a UK-wide public art exhibition that showcases young artists in collaboration with local businesses.

College hosts VE Day Street Party in aid of Royal British Legion

13 May, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Gaskell’s Restaurant, Hospitality & Catering, Event, VE Day

Wakefield College hospitality and catering students cooked up a street party in aid of the Royal British Legion as part of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Pioneering work placement scheme proves a winner

29 April, 2015 Tags: Press Release, Partnership, flex, foundation learning

A work placement programme which allows young people with severe learning difficulties or disabilities gain experience with partner organisations has been hailed a success. The Get SET initiative, run by Wakefield College, has partnered up with local organisations including Caterlink, Nostell Priory, Cedar Court Hotel, and Create Café to provide students with work placements.