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  • Bilborough College students organise fashion show to raise money for Conservation trip

    Two Bilborough College students have organised a fashion show to raise funds for a trip to help conserve marine and wildlife in Sri Lanka.

    Janet Tokitsu, 16, and George Hattersley, 17, will be cleaning rivers, planting trees and working at a turtle hatchery during the three week stay at the end of July, which is being organised by company Travelteer.

    Both students need to raise around £1,600 each to pay for their travel costs and are busy arranging a fashion show at The Vale Social Club in Colwick later this month.

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  • Hundreds of Bilborough College students sign up to save a life

    Hundreds of Bilborough College students signed up to potentially save a life during a donor drive session held by a national blood cancer charity.

    Anthony Nolan’s Register & Be a Lifesaver sessions have been running at Bilborough College for six years and during that time 865 students have joined the register – including 124 at a recent session.

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    Over the six years there have been three donors from Bilborough College, the most recent being Amy Rogers, 18, of Sherwood. Amy donated her bone marrow in October 2016 after signing up to the register following an R&Be talk at Bilborough College in 2014. She was also the 50th donor from the R&Be programme.

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  • The Monstrum

    Bilborough College is presenting ‘The Monstrum’ on 29 & 30 March at 7:30pm in the Theatre.

    In a cold village on the edge of nowhere, a disease has The Monstrum Posterbroken out, infecting the young and transforming them into monstrous creatures. The villagers fearfully watch their children for symptoms of the disease, whilst the Mayor has adopted tough measures for dealing with those who are infected. When Bolek, the local scholar, makes a breakthrough in finding a cure, few are prepared for the gruesome nature of the treatment. But with his own daughter showing signs of infection, there is no choice than to stop this terrible disease dead in its tracks. A gothic melodrama about the terrifying onset of adolescence.

    Tickets can be purchased on Wisepay, or by emailing tracy.thompson@bilborough.ac.uk

    Additionally, the show will be on at Derby Theatre on the 24 April at 6pm.




  • Virtual Reality field trips on the timetable at Bilborough College

    Students at Bilborough College took a 3D tour around the human body and brain, visited Iceland, the moon and Google headquarters without leaving their classrooms thanks to a series of virtual reality field trips.

    The immersive eGoogle expeditions - tablet imagexperience was provided by Google Expeditions, which allows students to explore everywhere from Mars and the Great Barrier Reef to the inside of Buckingham Palace.

    Google Expeditions provide a tablet for the teacher along with cardboard viewers and phones for every student.

    Using an app on the tablet the teacher selects a destination and the entire classroom gets a 3D view of it through their cardboard viewer.
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  • College Magazine

    Welcome to the Bilborough Buzz – Issue 3 of the new look college magazine that brings together stories at Bilborough from students and staff.

    We are always looking for stories to tell so if you have something to say get in touch with the Buzz team… as you will see the magazine is full of all kinds of stories from charity work, to amazing students and also fabulous staff!

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  • Our next Open Day

    Open Day

    Our next Open Day will be on Saturday, 18th March from 10:00 a.m. ’til 1:00 p.m. We would be delighted to welcome you to the college.  All our departments will be open and there will be staff and students available to give you a first-hand account of what it’s like to study with us.

    If you can’t make our Open Day, then you may like to come to one of our Tour and Talk events instead.

    Tour and Talk

    This is a chance for potential students (years 10 and 11) to visit the college and find out more about what we have to offer. A presentation is given by the Principal and there is an opportunity to ask questions followed by a tour of the college. Spaces are limited on Tours and Talks so we request that you book to reserve a place.

    Tours take place from 3pm-5pm. Booking is required. See dates below.

    Wednesday 29th March Book now
    Wednesday 19th April Book now
    Wednesday 3rd May Book now



  • Bilborough is a “Good” college: Ofsted 2016

    Bilborough College has been rated as “good” by Ofsted inspectors who said that teaching was “highly effective” and that students worked hard.

    Inspectors praised the effectiveness of leadership and management, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for learners, with every area being rated “good”.

    They said that teachers demonstrated high expectations, with students responding to this by working hard both in and out of lessons.

    The vast majority of students make good progress and achieve their qualifications with almost all of them progressing to positive destinations and the majority going on to higher education, many to highly selective universities, the report said.

    Ofsted’s verdict comes 18 months after inspectors said the college required improvement but following a visit in September this year, inspectors said there had been clear improvements in teaching.

    They said: “Leaders and managers have used a judicious combination of high-quality staff development and effective performance management to bring about change. They have provided effective, tailored and interesting training to enable all teachers to improve their practice.”

    They praised all members of the college community for creating a “culture of collective endeavour that supports the progress of students.”

    Inspectors said: “In lessons, teachers provide very good help for students to develop practical and employability skills.”

    The report also said that students were enthusiastic about their learning.

    It said: “They participate with energy and passion in lessons and speak positively about their experiences. They produce good quality work both in lessons and through homework tasks. Their enthusiasm and hard work contributes well to their progress and attainment and prepares them well for exam success.”

    Inspectors noted that the college had an inclusive culture in which students with diverse identities felt welcome and safe and students showed respect and tolerance towards each other.

    The college’s enrichment programme was singled out for praise and was described in the report as “highly effective” helping students to become thoughtful and productive citizens.

    College Principal, Chris Bradford, said:

    “This report shows young people and their parents that anyone considering Bilborough Sixth Form College as their next step can expect to benefit from excellent teaching and support. They will have the chance to thrive in a culture that fosters learning, achievement and progression, helping each individual reach their full potential. The report provides just recognition of the hard work, imagination and ambition of all members of the college community.”

     




  • Open Day dates for 2016/17

    Our open days for 2016/17 will take place on:

    Wednesday, 16th November from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, 18th March 2017 (times to be confirmed)

    Our open events are designed to provide an opportunity for you to take a look at what we offer including our fantastic facilities, our talented teachers, exciting sport and enrichment opportunities and our in-house theatre…to name but a few!

    Come along and find out why Bilborough College is best!

     

     

     







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