A Science Investigation at Greenwich Park17th June 2013On the 26th May, three groups of learners (Step Up to Science Group 1 & 2 and GEMS Science) visited Greenwich Park to carryout an investigation on the effect of Humans on the environment. The one day course was organised by the Field Studies Council.
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New May courses!1st May 2013We have got brand new Spring courses starting this month, with LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!
Legacy Champions 2013 kicks off for the last and final time!29th April 2013Every year, our College has actively been involved in the Legacy Champions project for over 2 years, where we as well as various other Host Borough Colleges participate in recruiting Legacy Champions to work on a local sustainability or community project. The overall objective of the project is to benefit fellow students and the wider community. This project is supported by EDF Energy, O2 and the youth action charitable partner, Envision.
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Ceramics Exhibition25th January 2013A group of our Ceramics and Art students are currently exhibiting their work at The Tourist Information Centre in Greenwich.
Our IELTS Students11th January 2013Here is a selection of GCC IELTS (International English Language Testing System) students' photos.
Ahoy there: students sailing to success10th January 2013A group of our students who are doing well in their studies were treated to their first experience of sailing in November, when we partnered up with the Ahoy sailing centre in Deptford.
Step up to Science groups visit Thorpe Park3rd December 2012Learners who are studying the New Step Up to Science programme were rewarded for their good attendance and completion of work by a visit to the amusement park, Thorpe Park.
Public Service students at the Houses of Parliament31st October 2012Level 3 Public Service students visited the Houses of Parliament on 11 October as part of the “Discover Parliament Programme”, where they were taken on a tour of the House of Lords and the House of Commons as well as taking part in the “Forming a Coalition” workshop.
Welcome to the GCC Career Coach18th September 2012The GCC Career Coach is designed to help you get a head start in your career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated course at Greenwich Community College. There is also a handy CV builder which you can save and update anytime, anywhere.
Olympic Legacy Champions 2012 - All for One22nd June 2012Public Service Level 1 students and a local artist produced a painting to represent the views of the local community as part of this year’s Legacy Champions project.
Samsung Bike Week 201211th June 2012Celebrate National Bike Week 2012, taking place this week from 16th - 24th June 2012!
Sustainability Course Gets National Coverage31st May 2012A course in sustainability skills tailored for ESOL students received a visit from NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) as part of a national research project about education for sustainable development.
World Book Night21st May 2012On Monday 23rd April one million copies of certain novels were given away to members of the general public in the whole of the UK for free.
Barclays Money Skills Week at GCC4th May 2012GCC Students were joined by staff from Barclays to participate in tutorials, competitions and workshops as part of Barclays Money Skills Week from the 16-20 April.
Yes, Minister?22nd February 2012On Thursday 2 February the ESOL Department was visited by group of civil servants from BIS, DWP, The Home Office, DCLG and the SFA. All of these departments deal with ESOL from different angles (preemployment training and English for Work, ESOL for job seekers, for citizenship, for community cohesion etc) and often make conflicting demands on providers and students.
Students Get Catering Jobs at the Olympics 201224th January 2012On 6 January 2012 GLLAB (Greenwich Local Labour and Business) working with ARAMARK, a catering contractor for the Stratford Athletes Village, came to the Plumstead centre to support a second round of applications, this time for a range of catering jobs at the Olympic Games.
Students awarded a good deal21st December 2011Five unemployed Greenwich residents on a Jobcentre Plus course run by the London Gaming College have secured jobs in the newly opened Aspers Casino at Westfield Stratford City.
Table tennis tournament at GCC!16th November 2011The first table tennis tournament for this academic year took place in the Student Lounge on 14 November 2011.
Students Raise Money for Children in Need15th November 2011Our Level 1 Childcare students, took part in an activity for their Monetary Unit in Employability. The unit is Introduction to Working with Others, so the students decided and created different activities to raise money for Children in Need.
Join Us at The Tudor Barn Festival11th May 2011The Tudor Barn Creative Arts Festival will run from 24th to 26th June 2011. The Festival aims to celebrate and promote the growth of creative talent in South East London.
World Book Night23rd March 2011On Saturday 5th March one million copies of certain novels were given away to members of the general public in the whole of the UK for free.
Stylish Shaun talks men's fashion15th February 2011Meet Shaun Evelyn. The 19 year old fashion student at Greenwich Community College is a Londoner through and through, and here he shares his fashion factfile exclusively with Greenwich Shopping Park, on how men can rock this season's hottest trends...
Defend ESOL Petition5th January 2011Proposed Government cuts to ESOL provision will have a huge impact on colleges, including ours, and the local community. We are encouraging staff, students, MPs and local community members to join us and sign the Defend ESOL petition.
FESTIVAL OF SPORT27th October 2010As you all may know by now, Greenwich are just 1 of the 5 hosting boroughs to the BIGGEST event held within the modern world, the OLYMPIC & Paralympics Games.
2010 Freshers Fair30th September 2010New students at Greenwich Community College attended the annual Freshers' Fair last Wednesday. It was an opportunity for new students to gather information about internal and external support and activities whilst studying at the college.
Summer Road Show 20109th September 2010Free Pocket Guides to Enrolment were handed to the general public informing them about key information about enrolment.
“Did you say you found £10?”28th July 2010“No! I said I found a dead mouse!” If this sort of exchange seems familiar it may be because you are not hearing as well as you used to. If you look at “ten pounds” and “dead mouse” in the mirror as you say them, you will see how similar they look and how easy it could be to confuse them if you do not hear too well. One in seven people in our population has a hearing loss. For some this condition is inherited, for some it comes as the result of illness or accident, for some it comes as the result of exposure to noise, and for many it is just a natural part of the ageing process.
World Cup Soccer Six9th July 2010The World Cup Soccer Six tournament kicked off in the afternoon of the 25th June where GCC, Lewisham College, New Vic (Newham Sixth Form College), Vinvolved, Christ the King Sixth Form College and Greenwich Community Games played friendly matches against each other.
Pedal Power7th July 2010Congratulations to John Ettridge who completed the London to Brighton bike ride on 20 June.
Photography has taken me places!25th June 20101st Course Free at GCC was the first stepping stone onto my new career. In July 2008 I would have never expected to be running my own photography business.
End of Year Fun at Thorpe Park23rd June 2010Thorpe Park was an amazing day out for students and staff to unwind after a busy and very productive year.
Customer Service Students Rewarded29th January 2010Successful NVQ level 2 Customer Service students received their certificates from Greenwich Community College Tourism and Heritage staff at a recent presentation.
Children In Need Fundraiser21st January 2010Health & Social Care students took some time out of their busy schedules to organise a fund-raising event for Children in Need.
What's the point of doing Maths?18th January 2010Quite a few maths students have been involved in special activities recently. Late last year Corporal Paul Ellis and a colleague from the RAF Careers Service brought along a series of activities designed to show that maths has a lot of really practical applications – such as navigation, logistics and aircraft identification.
World Aids Day17th December 2009World Aids Day was marked on the 1st December 09 in the Student Union.
Sarah Wins Jack Petchey Award7th December 2009Established in 1999 the Jack Petchey Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25.
Students Meet MP26th November 2009Nick Raynsford the MP for Greenwich and Woolwich visited an AS Government & Politics class on 13 November 2009.
Student Success Celebrated11th November 2009A host of sponsors, students and local dignitaries gathered at Greenwich Community College for the Annual Student Awards on Wednesday 28 October.
Black History Month @ GCC5th November 2009The Student Union arranged a fun filled pack of activities to mark Black History Month in October where students and staff took part in discussions and workshops.
Clarissa wins a Wii @ GCC!30th October 2009Over the summer we ran a competition to win a Wii at GCC as part of the Passport To Your Future promotion.
Rav Awarded Shining Silver for Excellent Voice26th August 2009Greenwich Community College was delighted to be in the finals for the LSIS Award for Student Liaison Officer of the Year. Our very own Rav Dhillon came second receiving ‘silver’ from Dame Dr. Ruth Silver.
A Levels Results day comes but once a year...21st August 2009Another fantastic year at GCC as A Level results delivered. Out of those who sat A Level exams at Greenwich Community College 100% passed in many subjects. 342 started on this journey last year taking the overall achievement rate up by 1.4%. Aasim Mirza, was one of those.
Uganda July 200922nd July 2009London Leisure College students, Kent Ridgeon and Katie-Marie Hardaker were selected to travel with the Tag Rugby Development Trust to Uganda.
Swiss Tony13th July 2009GCC Physics Lecturer Tony Thyer is currently out in Switzerland at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. CERN is the control centre for the Large Hydrogen Collider (LHC) and Tony was one of only a few teachers from around the World selected to attend a Teachers course about the experiment.
Visit to Paris23rd June 2009Thanks to generous funding from Aspire, we were able to take a group of students to Paris for 4 days in May.
Students Welcomed at US Embassy - May 200918th May 2009This is a picture taken of staff and students from Access to Law, Law AS and A2, Politics A2, History AS and Citizenship GCSE who visited the USA Embassy on May 1st. It was an enormously successful event and the Embassy were very welcoming.
Teaching in Vietnam30th April 2009GCC tutor Andy Tidy is currently teaching out in Vietnam. Keep up with his latest blogs here.
Past, Present & Future - Obama Talk17th April 2009Students flocked into a packed talk on Friday 20 March to hear about Obama’s First 100 Days in Office. Mark Lanning, the Assistant Cultural Attaché from the U.S Embassy in London had responded to a request from Politics student Nikki Raza.
Lord Young listens to our learners27th March 2009The College was delighted to host a visit by Lord Tony Young of Norwood Green, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills & Apprenticeships on 24 March 2009.
Football or Rugby?19th March 2009Interested in playing Football (men’s and women’s) or Rugby Union for Greenwich Community College? Could you be the next Theo Wallcott, Danny Cipriani or Kelly Smith?
Rus Kanga raises funds to help Wells for India3rd March 2009Wells for India is a charity that works with non-government organisations in Rajasthan, where more than 15 million people live below the poverty line, despite the growth in India's economy.
GCC Marketing Joins Twitter20th February 2009We recently began publishing news and events on the blogging website Twitter, if you're on there feel free to follow us - @GCC Marketing on twitter.com - and we may just follow you too!
Students Visit Hunter Plastics9th February 2009A big thanks go to Hunter Plastics in Nathan Way for hosting a visit from the BTEC National Diploma in Science class. We spent an enjoyable session touring the factory where we saw a range of plastic pipes being manufactured.
Ellika makes the final 10!27th January 2009GCC Student Ellie Prabhaker has made an amazing achievement and ploughed through thousands to reach the final 10 in a vocal competition being run by Motorola.
Money4Life - not just for Christmas16th December 2008Students at Greenwich Community College are benefiting from money management courses, thanks to funding by the Bank of America. The courses are run by Business & Education London South, which offers training to young people across south London.
Family Learning at its best26th November 2008As the title implies, family learning, gave my whole family the opportunity and experience of learning together.
There were various courses on offer, these included, Numeracy course, Literacy course Science course, Story sacks, and an Arts and craft course, just to name a few.
Black History Month at GCC6th November 2008Activities were arranged by the Student Union to mark Black History Month in October. Students and staff took part in a range of activities including talks, discussions and workshops.
Annual GCC Corporation Conference October 20083rd November 2008Attending the annual GCC Corporation Conference presented an opportunity to meet with the governors and the employers of the college and talk to individuals about the roles they play within the committee and what influence they have on the college. It was also an opportunity for the members of the committee to ask us as student representatives, questions on our experiences at this college.
2008 Roadshow3rd October 2008Summer 2008 saw the rebirth of Skillsfest! Students & staff had a busy but fun time promoting courses at GCC.
A Day Out2nd September 2008Upon joining Greenwich College I was blessed to be taken out with my orientation class to a museum. The Teacher of this class thought that this adventure would be a good ice breaker to find out how different nations migrated to London. Little did she know that history was something I always had a keen interest in.
LLC in Zambia18th July 2008Two students and I travelled to Zambia with the Charity the Tag Rugby Development Trust (TRDT). 12 volunteers in total form the UK met up with 12 local volunteers made up of school teachers and coaches who work with other charities in Zambia.
Zheng and Me4th June 2008On Tuesday 29th April, me & Tony (from the International Office) went to Charlton Football Stadium to meet the Chinese football star, Zheng Zhi.
An afternoon in one of London's Royal Parks .....18th April 2008Hi everyone, I am 'Blue Orchidee' international student. Yesterday afternoon at about six pm I went to StJames Park. The weather was fine with beautiful sunshine. Many runners, families with children and other people were having a good time.
A Visit to the British Museum18th April 2008A few weeks ago I visited the British Museum where I enjoyed the First emperor of China exhibition. The story about the after life army is unimaginable. The monarch Qin Shi Huang apparently was afraid of death. He believed in after life and prepared a life-sized terracotta army, probably to protect him and to continue his conquest.
A Life on the Ocean Waves7th April 2008London is full of entertainment. Last Friday I did a cruise along the River by night, it was very exciting. Departing from Greenwich pier, the cruise duration was two hours.
St Patrick’s Day in London25th March 2008Sunday 16th March was my first celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Under rain and wind crowds were underestimated at Trafalgar square in Central London.
Join us on Facebook19th March 2008If you're a facebook user, join the group "Greenwich Community College aka GCC...Where is our network?"
New Year, New Centre11th January 20082008 has got off to a busy and exciting start with the opening of our new centre in Eltham and the results of the first student survey of the year.
From Orlando to Coventry5th December 2007It has been a hectic few weeks in the marketing department with a trip to Orlando for a conference, our first open evening of the year the release of our 2008/2009 Full Time Course Programme and another conference in Coventry where we picked up a national marketing award for our collaboration with Charlton Athletic.
Termoil8th November 2007The start of this academic year has brought more drama than any in the past. From rumours that one of the Student Governors charmed their way into into the Student Union Executive with tales of fast cars and big houses!!! to the landslide victory of last years Student Union President in this years elections to make it two years in a row. There is no doubt we are in for a hot, hot year here at GCC!
Award Ceremony is Highlight of Year25th October 2007The Annual Student Awards Ceremony is always the highlight of the year as students efforts are recognised in front of friends and family.
Frantic First Term10th October 2007What a difference a few weeks make. Where are those quiet, subdued students with expectant faces of the first few lessons? How quickly they learn to ignore you, chat to their neighbours, laugh and joke and generally make loads of noise. Still we wouldn’t want ‘em too quiet and devoid of life, would we? Maybe the next few weeks will bring about the happy medium.
Student Life25th September 2007This blog will be written by a GCC student.
Thoughts turn to 200823rd September 2007Although a new year has just begun attentions in the marketing department have turned to supplying you with the relevant information for courses starting in 2008.