BTEC Performing Arts students and first year A level Dance students recently went to Pineapple Dance Studios in London to undertake some additional practical activities to consolidate their learning.  They participated in a Jazz dance to develop new skills for the BTEC Variety unit and to focus on the American Jazz theme.

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Preparing students for higher education with extra learning experiences to stretch and challenge them are part of the curriculum at Alton College. A group of A level Biology students visited the University of Southampton’s Maths and Science Learning Centre for a gene technology day. 

Lucy Bayliss, previously at Amery Hill School and Sara Garanito, previously at Calthorpe Park School took part in this year’s Mathematical Olympiad for Girls. Over 1700 girls nationwide participated, with the top 25% receiving a Certificate of Distinction. Also, 100 Maths students recently competed in the Senior Maths Challenge with 9 achieving a gold award, 31 a silver award and 29 a bronze. 

Alton College Music Department will hold their Christmas concert in St Lawrence's Church, Alton on Tuesday 19 December at 7:30pm. It is free with a retiring collection. 

The inaugural Alton College Foundation Second Year Student Awards Ceremony took place in the Wessex Arts Centre on campus recently.  The Foundation introduced the awards to celebrate students who had shown outstanding achievements within their chosen subjects of Creative Visual Arts, Engineering and Mathematics.