Alton College celebrated another year of outstanding results with a 99.2 % pass rate for A levels and 100% for vocational courses. More than three quarters of A level subjects achieved 100% pass rate with over a quarter of students awarded A*-A. 100% of students passed the BTEC and Cambridge Technical Diplomas, 61% of those achieved the highest grades of three Distinction*.  

New students starting in September from over fifty different schools across four counties were given a taste of studying and daily life at Alton College’s annual WelcomeFest event held on campus in July.

Public Services, Engineering and Sociology students and staff volunteers visited Ghana to build links, update a school and even teach some lessons recently. They had a wonderful enriching and life changing experience helping the local community have a better life. 

A level Drama & Theatre Studies students took part in ‘Potted Jane’ in Alton Public Gardens recently as part of the Austen Anniversary Celebrations. College students joined pupils from Amery Hill School, Eggar’s School and Alton Convent School in presenting open-air productions of well-loved Austen novels. 

It's time for change from September when we launch our new College day which will benefit the health and learning capacity of our students. The new day will mean students have up to 50 hours more teaching each year, start lessons at 10am and have greater scope for enrichment activities. 

Musician Harry Baker, Alton College and Weydon School alumnus, is this week releasing his second album entitled Art.She.Said We interviewed Harry at the launch of his first album Friends, Themes and Poems last year and we caught up with him again recently in the lead up to the launch event in May at the Boileroom in Guildford.