Maths, Science and Social Sciences News
Apprentice of the Year talks success with secondary school pupils
A 19-year-old from Port Talbot is encouraging pupils from her former secondary school to consider apprenticeships as a chosen career path.
Sally Hughes attended Ysgol Cwm Brombil in Port Talbot before attending Neath college to do AS-Levels in biology, chemistry and psychology. After completing the year, Sally enrolled onto a BTEC Level 3 Applied Science at Gower College Swansea.
Shortlisted Sally is a science career role model at Tata Steel
Sally Hughes is on course for a rewarding career with Tata Steel in Port Talbot and hopes to inspire other young women to follow a science career pathway.
The only female in a group of technical apprentices recruited by the company in Port Talbot in September, 2016, she says it has not been easy to be successful within a male dominated environment.
Top GP comes home to inspire a whole new generation of doctors
Britain’s top GP, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, recently came home to Swansea for a whirlwind two-day trip during which she visited her old school and college where she took her first steps to success.
William wins prize for science project
An A Level student from Gower College Swansea has been awarded a prize from Tata Steel in recognition of work he undertook during a summer placement.
William Hughes, who is studying Mathematics and Science at the Gorseinon campus, received a cheque and an award for Best Value Added Project.
Chemistry Olympiad success for students
A Level Chemistry students at Gower College Swansea have performed extremely well once again at the Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad, which saw over 5300 young people participate in 2017.
Apprenticeships lead to careers in science
Gower College Swansea is currently supporting four young female apprentices as they take their first steps towards a career in science.
Hazel Hinder, Sally Hughes and Courteney Peart (Tata Steel) and Meghan Maddox (Vale Europe) are studying BTEC Diploma in Applied Science and NVQ Lab Technician at the Tycoch campus.
Lecturer heads to Hungary to present Tidal Lagoon project
A Science lecturer from Gower College Swansea has been selected to attend the largest European educational fair, which will see primary and STEM teachers from 30 countries gather to exchange innovative teaching concepts and present their most innovative ideas.
Students rise to Chemistry Olympiad challenge
A Level Chemistry students at Gower College Swansea have performed exceptionally well at this year’s Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad.
The annual event is open to second year A Level students who are expected to achieve grades of A or A*in their exams, and is a challenging exercise that truly stretches the most committed young chemists.
States trip for A Level students
A Level Geography, Politics and World Development students from Gower College Swansea recently visited the USA, taking in stops at the United Nations, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the 911 memorial museum.
The geographers were able to examine the sustainability of New York City, including a look at an 'urban farm' and the High Line park regeneration.