Tristram Hunt visits Worcester Sixth Form College
On Thursday, 12th March Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Tristram Hunt, and Worcester City Councillor and Labour candidate for Worcester, Joy Squires, visited Worcester Sixth Form College and participated in a Q & A session with approximately 100 students. The students, some of whom are studying Politics and others with an interest in the forthcoming general election, asked relevant and challenging questions about a range of topics from tuition fees to potential alliances after the election, TV debates to the living wage. Michael Kitcatt, Principal, said of the visit: “This was a tremendous opportunity for our students to hear directly from a front bench politician and to put forward their questions and concerns. I was really impressed with the quality of the questions and the articulate way in which our students expressed themselves. The students were really engaged in the event and there were still many hands up from people wanting to ask questions when it had to come to an end. I am very grateful to Tristram Hunt for coming into College and was pleased to have the opportunity to raise with him, as Shadow Education Secretary, the most important issues facing sixth form colleges – I was delighted with his commitment to guarantee sixth form college funding in real terms and to maintain the current system of modular A Levels, whereby students’ AS grades contribute to their overall A Level results.”
Business students visit Silverstone
A level and BTEC Business students recently visited Silverstone Racing Circuit to develop their understanding of Marketing and Operations. Students had the opportunity to visit the Control Room, stand on the podium and dream of following in the footsteps of Formula 1 drivers. They also visited the pit and paddock complex where they were able to sit in a number of high performance cars. Working in teams the students developed and presented their own marketing strategy for attracting a new target audience to Silverstone. According to Silverstone staff the “wackiest” idea was a drive round theme-park. Another group was congratulated on “thinking outside the box” with their idea of a travelling road show to promote the Silverstone brand.