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From Prior to Chiropractor

Meet ex-student Emily Wade who studied with us at Prior Pursglove College from 2017-2019.  She has just finished her Masters of Chiropractic, graduating with a First Class Honours at the University of South Wales and here she shares her journey with us. Emily was inspired to study Chiropractic after visiting a local chiropractic clinic in […]

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Freshers Fayre 2023

What a brilliant day we’ve just had at our annual Freshers Fayre! Lots of local organisations came along to support our students and give them valuable information about their services. Of course, we also had lots of freebies, sweets and crisps which were all very well received! Many thanks to Arch Teesside, DWP, Cleveland Fire […]

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Results Day Highlights

Prior Pursglove College is absolutely delighted to share with you some of their highlights from this year’s results day celebrations.  Amongst the successes we have a total of nine students who have confirmed offers for Oxbridge, five for Oxford and four for Cambridge.   Principal, Asma Shaffi, said “We are absolutely amazed at how brilliant and […]

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College celebrates results day success

Prior Pursglove College is celebrating results day as students collect the grades they need to progress successfully onto the next stage of their lives. The majority of subjects achieved 100% pass rate with almost 250 students achieving A and A*. Students undertaking sciences and maths have performed exceptionally well this year, securing destinations in highly […]

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Lucy shares her experiences of being a Police Cadet

Student, Lucy McAuslan, talks to us about her experience of being a Police Cadet. Lucy initially joined the cadets as she says she wanted to “raise awareness of our local community and how great it is!” and also says she “wanted to do something different and go out of my comfort zone”. Although Lucy was […]

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Prior Pursglove students share tips for landing a dream apprenticeship

Students are celebrating after being offered fantastic apprenticeship opportunities by leading businesses Students at Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough are celebrating after being offered fantastic apprenticeship opportunities by leading businesses. The students have recently taken their A-level exams and are now relaxing in the knowledge that they are already on the ladder to an extraordinary […]

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End of year Celebration and Awards

Today, our Chemistry teachers Manju and James held a ‘party’ for their A2 Chemists, not only to celebrate the end of the course but also to celebrate the fantastic achievements of all their students. As well as making ice-cream with liquid nitrogen, awards were presented for achievements in The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, The Royal Society […]

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Supported Internships help young people with SEND make a start on their careers

Young people from Redcar and Cleveland with Special Education Needs and Disabilities have the chance to get work experience on a work-based study programme known as Supported Internships. To raise awareness of this scheme, Prior Pursglove College, who have successfully run supported internships for several years, held on Wednesday, 7 June, a Business Breakfast event. […]

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Photography students put the area in focus

this is Redcar & Cleveland | the council magazine for the local community  – Issue 52 | Summer 2023  SOME of Redcar and Cleveland’s most picturesque scenes have been captured by A Level photography students from Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough, in a competition to showcase what the borough has to offer. Students from the first year A […]

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Prior Pursglove & Stockton Sixth Form students visit FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College students had a visit to FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) at Billingham, as the first step of a new STEM Enrichment programme. The students from both colleges who are currently studying Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science based subjects, are part of a new initiative that aims to educate […]

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Ex Prior Pursglove College student has first book published

Ex Prior Pursglove College student, Cara A’Court, has had her first book published.   Three People, Three Countries, One Path is a spiritual fiction/visionary literature book and was initially written out of curiosity, but has now been picked up by Atmosphere Press and is due to be published on 8th June. Cara, who studied at […]

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Students raise funds for Maxi’s Mates

Maxi’s Mates, a local rescue and rehoming centre for dogs, recently shared a post on social media asking for donations, as they were almost at capacity. One of our students and dog lover, Katie Earl, saw the post and decided she wanted to do something to help, so set about raising awareness of the situation. […]

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Prior Pursglove STEM students go on to remarkable things after leaving the college

Previous Prior Pursglove students bring us up to date on their latest achievements By Beth Harwood – Commercial Content Writer 17:19, 24 MAR 2023 STEM students go on to achieve great things at Prior Pursglove (Image: Prior Pursglove College) Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are collectively known as STEM subjects. With a high proportion of its […]

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The Intern

We’re all very excited here in college to introduce you to ‘The Intern’. The Intern is a newsletter written, edited and produced by Endeavour’s Supported Internship students. Tutor, Jo Thompson, said “As one of the tutors for the Supported Interns we noticed that information about our course was sometimes missed due to placements, illness etc. […]

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Culture Day

This week we held our very first Culture Day here at college Students were invited to come to college in cultural dress and bring in flags, share stories about their heritage and celebrate all our different cultures. The canteen put on a selection of foods from different countries and the students also brought in traditional […]

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Aiming for Oxbridge

As a college we would like to congratulate our students who have received offers to study at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge for the next academic year.  All the students who applied to these prestigious universities had to undergo a rigorous and challenging application process including submission of their application form for the early […]

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SFCA National Art Exhibition 2022

We are extremely excited to announce that three of our students are participating in this year’s Sixth Form College Association ‘Planet Future’ National Art Exhibition. The theme this year is Planet Future, and showcases students’ creative interpretation of the theme, and their reflections on how the world is changing and what its future holds.   The students selected to […]

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Olympiad Success

We are so proud of our student, Finley Easton who has beaten off over 4,000 physics students across the globe to win a coveted spot in the UK International Physics Olympiad team. The British Physics Olympiad is an annual competition in which over 2000 students from the UK and over 2000 overseas students take part. […]

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Alumni visit

Alumni Professor Stephen Foley visited Prior Pursglove College last week to see how the college had changed since his student days.  Professor Foley was one of the last students to join Guisborough Grammar School in 1973 and witnessed the college move to become Prior Pursglove. Since leaving college, Professor Foley studied for his degree at […]

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Oxbridge in sight for sixth form students

Nine students from Prior Pursglove College have been offered places at either Oxford or Cambridge universities, the highest number in a decade. Finley Easton, a former Huntcliff Secondary School student has received an offer to study Physics at Oxford. Finley said ‘I’m really happy to have been offered a place and am looking forward to […]

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Latest edition of Priority News

The latest edition of our college newsletter – Priority News is now available. Priority News – edition 2

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Sixth Form College celebrates results day success

Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College is celebrating results day triumph as students collected the grades enabling them to successfully progress to their chosen destination. A Level results include: Pass rate over 99% 95% subjects achieved 100% pass rates 50 at PPC and 34 at SSFC A* grades achieved Around 60% students achieved A*, […]

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Sixth Form students reflect on their experiences in lockdown in new book

A group of students from Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough were working towards their A Levels when the pandemic hit last year. They quickly had to adapt to online learning and try to stay on track with their studies. During that time with almost daily contact via Microsoft Teams with their progress tutor Chris Beadle, […]

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Sixth form students focus on Fake News in national art exhibition

Today sees the launch of Fake News, an online exhibition of pictures created by sixth form college students. The exhibition showcases students’ creative interpretation of the Fake News theme, and their reflections on how hard it can be to distinguish fact from fiction.  More than 250 students from 58 colleges submitted their artwork for the exhibition that […]

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Prior Pursglove College student receives four midwifery offers

Securing a university place can be tough but when it comes to competitive courses like midwifery the competition can be fierce. Prior Pursglove College student Ollie Thrower has wanted to be a Midwife from the age of 6 and it’s a goal she has been working towards for a long time. From volunteering at a […]

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Oxbridge offers fly in for Sixth Form students

Four students from Prior Pursglove College have been offered places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, after beating thousands of applicants to receive conditional offers. The Sixth Formers impressed with their applications and at interview and now have offers to study a number of different courses at the two of the most elite universities […]

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