Preparing students for higher education with  learning experiences to stretch and challenge them are part of the curriculum at Alton College. A group of first year A Level PE students visited the University of Portsmouth where they had an opportunity to take part in several exercise physiology tests in their Sports & Exercise Science labs.

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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*.  

Extra curricular and enrichment activities are strongly encouraged at Alton College. This year we launch 'The Alton College Experience' a programme specially designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their skills and personal qualities. Second year student and volunteer Scarlett Aylen, recently completed an incredible volunteer human rights placement in Ghana as part of Projects Abroad.

Cameron Copland won the award for a beautifully crafted chair he made during D&T lessons in the College's state of the art Sonardyne Centre for Engineering and Design Technology. David Forrest, previous teacher at the College, now owns FB Design (a bespoke furniture and cabinet making company based in Herriard), sponsors the award for the best A level Design and Technology Project. 

Twenty-one Alton College students graduated with honours on two Foundation Degree courses run in partnership with the University of Portsmouth this summer.  This was the first group of ten FdEng students to graduate from the course at Alton College and eleven students from the FdA Early Years Care and Education course also graduated on the same day.