The Alton College Foundation Scholarships for Excellence ceremony took place this week in the Wessex Arts Centre with students, parents, sponsors, governors, teaching staff, and foundation directors coming together to celebrate and congratulate the students on receiving a scholarship over a wide range of subjects.

Joel Knee, previously at The Petersfield School, recently won the prestigious Michael Hurd Young Composers Award. The competition is part of the Petersfield Music Festival and was established following the local composer's death in 2006 with the aim of giving local young composers a platform to showcase their music.

Engineering students learnt Army standard Bicycle Maintenance when Staff Sergeant Paul Birkbeck and Lance Corporal Alex Moorcroft from Abingdon Race Team visited The Sonardyne Centre last week.

Talented artist and alumna Tessa Lyons, previously at Eggar’s school, studied BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design at College before achieving a degree in illustration at the University of Brighton. Currently combining her love of landscapes, climbing and art, she lives and is exhibiting in the Lake District. 

The Senior Maths Team finished an exceptional 13th out of 86 teams in the National Finals of the UK Senior Team Maths Challenge in London recently. The team (pictured with Dave Lynch, Curriculum Manager for Maths) comprising of Chris Hughes, Ali Bayliss, Paul Cumner and Will Young competed in several challenges including a shuttle round in which they achieved 100%. 


There's still time to apply to study here at one of Hampshire's top sixth form colleges. The deadline is 31 March 2016.

Each year hundreds of students #chooseAltonCollege, find out why here. Our next Open Day is Monday 4 July, 3.30-8pm.