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International students tour Cambridge University

A group of International students from Gower College Swansea recently visited Cambridge.

The students stayed at Churchill College and attended application seminars and subject masterclasses. In addition, they visited other Cambridge colleges and were given tours by former Gower College Swansea students who are currently studying at the University of Cambridge.

Pictured: International students from China and South Korea at Churchill College with Felicity Padley, Oxbridge Tutor and HE+ Co-ordinator, and Mark Jones, Principal.

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Farewell to Diane

The International team at Gower College Swansea bids a fond farewell to Diane Ren (second left) who recently completed a 12 week teaching placement with the Business and Economics team at the Gorseinon campus.

Diane will now return to Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) to start teaching on their new A Level programme, for which Gower College Swansea is a partner.

Both Diane and the International team would like to thank all staff involved in helping to make her placement such a success.

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College bids fond farewell to Chinese teachers

Three teachers from Chongqing in China have completed a 12 week teacher placement at Gower College Swansea. They gave a presentation on their experiences at NPTC Group on 8 December and had some very positive things to say about their experience at the college.

The International team would like to thank the Engineering, ESOL, PGCE and A Level English Language teams for all their help and support in making these placements such a success.

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College establishes links with Alcanta Education

Gower College Swansea's International Manager Kieran Keogh has recently returned from a very successful business trip to China.

In Guangzhou, Kieran signed an A Level partnership agreement with Alcanta Education - after an introduction via The British Council - which will result in Gower College Swansea helping Alcanta to set up a Pre–A Level programme. Students who successfully complete this programme will then progress to the Gorseinon campus for their A Level studies.

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100% pass rate for International A Level students

International A Level students at Gower College Swansea celebrated an overall 100% pass rate in 2015, with 67% achieving A*- A grades.

These students have now progressed from the college to some of the UK’s top universities - including Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London (UCL), Exeter and Manchester - as well as further afield, with one student attending Knox College, Illinois.

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European visits

Around 50 STEM students had the opportunity to travel to Europe for three-week work placements during 2013/14.

Digital Technology students headed to Germany, IT students to Denmark, Motor Vehicle students to Netherlands and Engineering students to Malta. In addition, Plumbing and Electrical apprentices travelled to Finland and Malta.

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Sri Lanka Developments

British Cosmetics recently approached Gower College Swansea’s agent in Sri Lanka with an interest in developing a partnership in delivering UK standard L3 qualifications to their students.

The college will now work with British Cosmetics to provide quality assurance, staff and curriculum training support. In addition, staff from the Broadway Hair, Beauty and Holistics Centre will deliver masterclasses and workshops for hairdressing professionals in Sri Lanka.

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