As part of Alton College’s preparation for T Levels, we are reaching out to local employers to come in and speak to students about life in the workplace and their career journeys to date. The initiative started recently with the visit of a young, local engineer, Nadia Domanski from Woking who studied at the University of Bath. She is now working on Oil Rigs for the global Engineering company Schlumberger.

Each week we will be highlighting a different subject from our broad range of A level and vocational qualifications and exploring the students, staff, alumni, trips and course content. Starting this week with Geography.

Last month, several Level 2 Engineering students had the fantastic opportunity to visit McLaren in Woking. Engineering teacher Malcolm Buchanan tells us all about it...

Congratulations to seven Maths students who recently participated in the annual Maths Olympiad for Girls, two of which achieved a distinction. The challenge lasts two and half hours and consists of five involved mathematical problems each worth 10 marks. In order to achieve a distinction, participants must get a mark of at least 27. 

Students from A-Level Dance, BTEC Performing Arts, Expressions and Pathways courses will be performing in the Best of British Talent Show on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 December in the Wessex Arts Theatre starting at 7:30pm.This is a predominantly student led show containing songs, dances and dramatic extracts with a British connection.

The Bar Mock Trial team recently took part in the South Regional round of the Young Citizens Mock Trial Competition held at Guildford Crown Court.  The competition is a unique opportunity for students aged 15-18 from all over the UK to gain unparalleled insight into the justice system.