WSFC Access to Higher Education and Pre-Access students celebrate their success!
On Wednesday 12th July Worcester Sixth Form College Access to Higher Education (HE) and Pre-Access students celebrated the completion of their course with a presentation ceremony. The event was an opportunity to celebrate the students' achievements and thank both staff and students for their hard work during the year.
Eighteen students completed the year-long Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health), with all accepting places at a range of universities, including the University of Worcester, Birmingham City University, University of Wolverhampton, Cardiff University and University of West of England. The students will be progressing onto a range of diverse courses including Nursing, Physiotherapy, Paramedic Science, Biochemistry, Dementia Studies, Forensic and Applied Biology, Operating Department Practitioner and Optometry.
Five Pre-Access students completed a Level 2 Award in Skills for Further Study alongside studying GCSEs in Maths, English and Science. After completion students can progress onto the Access to HE Diploma at the College in September 2017.
The College offers extensive support to adult students wishing to apply to higher education, or to those wishing to gain employment, and the College's Access course opens the door to a huge variety of opportunities that might otherwise not have been available.
Andrew Russell, Access Co-ordinator, said: "All of the students have shown determination and commitment during the year and it's great to see so many students completing their studies here and progressing onto such a wide range of courses at university. We are really proud of the students and their achievements this year and we wish them every success for the future."
For further details on Access to HE Diplomas, options for completing GCSEs and availability for September 2017 please call 01905 362622.
WSFC Mural Project at Worcester Arts Workshop
On 8th and 9th July Worcester Sixth Form College students and staff, in conjunction with Worcester Arts Workshop and local schools recently created a colourful, eye-catching mural for everyone to view in the heart of Worcester city centre.
Students from the College and local schools were invited along with visiting artists, students from the Worcester Arts Workshop classes and members of the local community. The aims were to highlight what a vibrant city Worcester is, capturing the historical background in a contemporary way and to showcase the work of the talented students, and the finished work has certainly achieved both of these aims.
The concept was devised and developed by Alice Malone, teacher of Art and Design at Worcester Sixth Form College. Sarah Cotterill, Manager of the Worcester Arts Workshop, was very supportive of this project and agreed that Alice could use a large wall on the exterior of the Worcester Arts Workshop, located in Sansome Street.
Alice said: "It has always been a dream of mine to facilitate a large scale collaborative work of art in the community for everyone to enjoy. What appealed to me was the opportunity for links to be made with other schools and organisations."
She adds: "As soon as the location of the mural was decided, I contacted various Worcester schools such as Nunnery Wood High School, The Chantry High School and Bishop Perowne CE College to invite them to come up with original designs based on Worcester’s youth, heritage and diversity. These designs were then put together with the help of our skilled art students and staff at the Worcester Sixth Form College to create the final design."
The project was made possible through the support of Michael Kitcatt, Principal at Worcester Sixth Form College, who kindly agreed that the College would assist with the funding needed, and the Worcester Arts Council, who also donated a grant.