Barnsley College


Barnsley College

Infobox UK school
name = Barnsley College


motto = We'll bring the best out of you
phone = 01226 216216
fax = 01226 216553
established =
type = Sixth form college
head =
street = Church Street
city = Barnsley
county = South Yorkshire
country = England
enrollment =
lower_age =
upper_age =
publication =
website = http://www.barnsley.ac.uk/

Barnsley College is a further education college just out of the town centre of Barnsley, England. It has several campuses: Eastgate House, the Falcon Centre, the SciTech Centre, Old Mill Lane Site, Construction Centre Site and the Honeywell Centre. The college provides A levels, vocational courses and higher education courses.

Campus

Old Mill Lane

This is one of the biggest sites, housing most student services and a wide range of subjects.

Eastgate House

In this building the A Level subjects are taught, examples include English, Geography and Business.

The SciTech Centre

Opened by Patrick Stewart in November 2004, and houses Science, Maths and Computing subjects.A Levels are also taught in this building if they involve science, computing or maths. ICT shares rooms with computing.

Honeywell Centre

Has specialist facilities for Arts, Music and Music Technology, Sports and Physical Education and Public Services. Examinations are also held here.

Lifelong Learning Network

Barnsley College is a partner institution of Higher Futures, the Lifelong Learning Networks (LLN) for South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.

Notable alumni

* Sam Nixon was a catering student until he entered the "Pop Idol" TV competition in 2003. He is now a television presenter.
* Kate Rusby attended in the early 1990s. She is now a folk singer.
* Alex Turner and Matt Helders of the indie rock group Arctic Monkeys studied music there.
* Simon Hirst is now a radio presenter for Galaxy 105.
* Claire Gould studied journalism there in 1995, and went on to become Australia's top online journalist.
*Oliver Sykes, lead vocalist in the metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon.

External links

* [http://www.barnsley.ac.uk/ Barnsley College website]
* [http://www.barnsley.hud.ac.uk/ University Centre Barnsley website]


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