Oldham Student of the Year: Jay Alom

The Educate North Awards were held yesterday evening in Manchester, and we are delighted to announce that Oldham Sixth Form College has won the Social Mobility Award for closing the attainment gap.

OSFC’s nomination focussed on the outstanding links with local secondary schools, which raises students’ aspirations for Further Education, and also OSFC’s links with local universities, especially the University of Manchester, which help students understand and prepare for the demands of Higher Education.

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Social Mobility Award

Oldham Sixth Form College wins the Social Mobility Award at the Educate North Awards

The Educate North Awards were held yesterday evening in Manchester, and we are delighted to announce that Oldham Sixth Form College has won the Social Mobility Award for closing the attainment gap.

OSFC’s nomination focussed on the outstanding links with local secondary schools, which raises students’ aspirations for Further Education, and also OSFC’s links with local universities, especially the University of Manchester, which help students understand and prepare for the demands of Higher Education.


Success for competing chemists

Chemistry students have had a successful week attending a schools’ analyst competition at Manchester University and achieving one silver and two bronze certificates in the Chemistry Olympiad.

10 students entered the Olympiad, which is a test based challenge based on chemistry theory and application of knowledge, with the level of difficulty stretching towards university level chemistry. Joshua, who is planning to study Mechanical Engineering at Durham next year, said, “The Olympiad is good revision for exams as it is loosely linked the A Level curriculum. I chose to enter because I thought that if I could handle the Olympiad, then hopefully I will be able to handle the A Level exams.”

Science Olympiad

British Red Cross

British Red Cross Refugee Workshops

On the 20th and 21st April, year 12 students studying Health and Social Care attended refugees and migration workshops delivered by the British Red Cross. The students explored assumptions about refugees, migrants and asylum seekers and considered the effects of discriminating behaviour.

At the beginning and the end of the workshop students rated how confident they personally feel about welcoming refugees into their community. Some students’ perceptions were changed as they learnt more about why people leave their home and go to a foreign country, away from friends and family.