This summer Alton College students have achieved outstanding and above national average results again with a 100% pass rate across 32 A level courses. Over three quarters of students were awarded A*-C grades while 91% of those taking the Extended Project Qualification achieved A*-B.  An amazing 77% of BTEC students achieved the highest grades.

A group of 15 students, plus Mick de Pomerai, Curriculum Manager for Physics at Alton College left College at 4.30 am on Thursday 25 June to catch the first flight to Geneva from Gatwick. The group arrived at CERN Reception in time for their 10 am start - an introductory talk from Dr. Vince Smith MBE, of Bristol University.

Year 6 and 10 Pupils from primary and secondary schools in and around Alton added up to form the seven teams who took part in Alton College’s annual Maths Challenge last month. All the budding mathematicians equally enjoyed the fun and challenging competition which serves to raise maths aspirations locally.

Over the past four years more than 80 Alton College students have received awards from the Lions Club of Alton for their work in the community. Next year, the Lions will be offering the awards again, and hope to reach the milestone of 100 students participating in the scheme.

Following the regional heats of the Worldskills UK Industrial Electronics competition in June, several Alton College students have made it through to the National Finals which will be held in November. Congratulations on this fantastic achievement!

Alton College welcomed a delegation of 34 students, parents and teachers from the People’s Republic of China for a tour of the campus, a physics lesson and lunch before they went on to explore the other attractions of Alton. Several of these students will be studying at Alton College from September, and homestay families are still required to host international students during their study.