Richmond upon Thames College celebrated Black History Month on Wednesday 17 October with a mix of dance, fashion, spoken word and music performances in the Edmund Kean Theatre. The event, organised by students from the enrichment special project group, paid tribute to the influence black culture has had across the world.
BTEC Art & Design student Cuong Van Huynh has seen a 3D sculpture design he created brought to life in Whitton's Kneller Gardens. His creation was chosen by the Friends of Kneller Gardens to rejuvenate a run-down shrub bed next to the children's playground.
On 13 September, the college hosted its annual Student Awards Evening at York House in Twickenham. The event celebrated the successes and achievements of over thirty college students during the past twelve months, each of whom were nominated by their teachers for their dedication and efforts during their time at the college.
A level results at Richmond upon Thames College were a cause for great celebration for both students and staff. Principal David Ansell was understandably pleased with the results praising both the hard work and talent of the students and the commitment and expertise of the staff.
For the seventh year running, Richmond upon Thames College has produced outstanding results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, a pattern it has maintained since introducing the course in 2004. Throughout that period the College has been recognised as a leading provider in the state sector. The overall pass mark is over 87% compared to a global average of 78%, and 24 of the 30 subjects taught on the programme achieved a higher average score than the global equivalent.