STUDENTS’ EXAM SUCCESSES ON MADE IN BIRMINGHAM TV

Catch up with our students’ exam successes on Made in Birmingham TV! It’s the top story of the programme, 1.50 minutes in

KAMRAN WINS CONNEXIONS PRIZE AT CAREERS EVENT

A new Central Sixth student is delighted with his state-of-the-art laptop after winning a prize draw he entered at a careers event. Kamran Hussain, age 16, came along to a careers event, organised by Connexions Sandwell, to help him decide about his future options after leaving Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy in Tividale. The careers event, … Continued

ENGINEERING STUDENT MAYA WINS INAUGURAL DIANA LEGACY AWARD

Engineering student Maya Ghazal has been chosen out of thousands of young people to win a national award inspired by the late Princess Diana. She was called to St James’ Palace to accept an inaugural Diana Legacy Award, which was presented to her by Princes William and Harry. Maya was inspired to help countless refugees … Continued

SANDWELL COLLEGE TO OFFER COVENTRY UNIVERSITY DEGREES IN PIONEERING PARTNERSHIP WITH CU Coventry

In a ground-breaking new initiative Sandwell College has teamed up with CU Coventry, part of the Coventry University Group to offer students career-defining degree courses. Sandwell College has signed a partnership with CU Coventry to offer Coventry University’s HNC, HND and degree qualifications at the college’s £70 million Advanced & Higher Education Centre in West … Continued

STAR STUDENTS CELEBRATE EXCELLENT A LEVEL RESULTS ON BBC MIDLANDS TODAY

Star performers at Sandwell College appeared on BBC Midlands Today as they celebrated 100 per cent pass rates in 17 different A Level subjects. Among the best results from Central Sixth were: Amninder Singh A*/A*/A* Chemistry, Maths, Physics – University of Birmingham, Mechanical Engineering Emily Clark A/A/B   Business, Geography, Accounting – University of Birmingham, … Continued

ART STUDENTS’ STATION MURAL SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARDS

Sandwell College has been shortlisted for two 2017 Community Rail Awards for its project in partnership with London Midland, Network Rail and Transport for West Midlands. The arts students’ Smethwick Going Forward ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ mural at Rolfe Street Station is in the running to win the Community Art Schemes – Permanent Projects award category. The … Continued

ELDAIR STRIKES GOLD

Eldair receiving his Gold Award from Sandwell College Principal Graham Pennington and DofE Manager David Hughes Sandwell College student Eldair Ngoma has struck gold by gaining his Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award. The Public Services student braved wild weather conditions to trek 50 miles on Dartmoor and spent 18 months volunteering in the West Bromwich Barnardo’s shop to complete his award. Shop manager … Continued

FAREWELL TO CHAIRMAN OF GOVERNORS JOHN TEW

Governors at Sandwell College have bid farewell to Chairman John Tew as he retires after nine years at the helm. Current and former Board members gathered at The Hawthorns to mark the occasion of his last meeting and presented John, who is a huge West Bromwich Albion fan, with a souvenir programme and match day … Continued

GOLDEN GIRL MARTA GETS HIGHEST DUKE OF EDINBURGH HONOUR

Marta receiving her Gold Award from Sandwell College Principal Graham Pennington   Central Sixth student Marta Szmyt is truly a golden girl after achieving the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award. The A Level History, Philosophy and Biology student volunteered as a group leader for 18 months with Walsall Pathfinders & Adventurers. Club director Cherry Scarlett said: “Marta … Continued

OXFORD UNIVERSITY APPLICATION MASTERCLASS FOR CENTRAL SIXTH

Central Sixth students got an application masterclass from none other than Oxford University when they visited one of its historic colleges. The A Level students received top tips on how to excel at interview plus a taster of university life at Mansfield College.