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slowthaiA former Northampton College music student is breaking into the big time, having been named one of the BBC’s top five acts to watch in 2019.

Grime artist slowthai, (aka Tyron Frampton), is quickly earning a worldwide reputation for his progressive lyrics and unique style blending grime, rap, dubstep and garage.

The 24-year-old was a Level 3 Music Technology student at the college in 2011 and since leaving has established himself as one of the hottest new acts in the UK.

subway challenge 2019Two groups of Northampton College students are hoping to see their healthy handcrafted sandwiches sold in Subway stores across the region having reached the finals of a search for the ultimate sarnie.

The two teams of students have created bespoke sandwiches as part of the Subway Challenge – an annual hunt for an innovative new snack that encourages students to sharpen their business skills.

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The latest maths GCSE re-sit results have summed up a stunning year for Northampton College – with 83 per cent of 16 to 18-year-olds achieving a pass at grade 4 or better.

The results are significantly above the national average for Further Education colleges.

Patrick Leavey, deputy principal of Northampton College, said: “A pass rate of 83 per cent for our 16 to 18-year-olds taking maths GCSE re-sits is absolutely fantastic. We’re very proud of them and it shows the impact a change in surroundings, different ways of learning and high-quality teaching can have on students that were previously struggling in this subject at school.”

English also performed well, gaining re-sit marks at well above the national average.

Mr Leavey added: “English and maths are absolutely crucial subjects. They are fundamental to securing employment and developing essential life skills and we are determined to ensure we offer students the best possible teaching to help them achieve GCSE grades that can make a life-changing difference.”

The full set of results show that, overall, 71 per cent of all those taking the November re-sits of GCSE maths at Northampton College – including those aged 19 and over – achieved a good grade pass.

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Rosa West, 19, from Bedford, left school with a dream to work in childcare.“I have always wanted to work with children and was hoping to move straight into an Apprenticeship...

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