sixth-form

Valentine's Calling

BTEC Art and Design student Sarah Buckley, previously at Heath End School, has been exploring the topic of gossip, focussing in particular on gossip over the phone, for the Inventions project as part of her course. Students explore all sorts of inventions, for example the light bulb, the bra and the telephone concentrating on the design and impact on society.

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BTEC Art and Design student Sarah Buckley, previously at Heath End School, has been exploring the topic of gossip, focussing in particular on gossip over the phone, for the Inventions project as part of her course. Students explore all sorts of inventions, for example the light bulb, the bra and the telephone concentrating on the design and impact on society.

Riding the Elevator Pitch – from pen to publication

A group of young writers were given expert tips on getting published last week when author Gill Thompson visited Alton College. Gill, who taught English at Alton for 24 years, took the students through the publishing process, from the initial idea to the end product.

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A group of young writers were given expert tips on getting published last week when author Gill Thompson visited Alton College. Gill, who taught English at Alton for 24 years, took the students through the publishing process, from the initial idea to the end product. The students were also lucky enough to hear an extract from Gill’s first novel, The Oceans Between Us.

Oxbridge Offers

Congratulations to twelve Alton College students who have recently been offered places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Following a rigorous application and interview process the students have been notified of their offers in a range of diverse courses from a plethora of colleges. 

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Congratulations to twelve Alton College students who have recently been offered places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Following a rigorous application and interview process the students have been notified of their offers in a range of diverse courses from a plethora of colleges.

Behind Bars

Is prison a place for punishment, retribution or rehabilitation? Over 150 Sociology, Criminology, Law and Public Services students considered this at ‘Behind Bars’, an in-house conference run by True Life Conferences. The day featured students hearing from a range of reformed prisoners who shared their eye-opening experiences surrounding a variety of crimes and the realities of prison life.

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Is prison a place for punishment, retribution or rehabilitation? Over 150 Sociology, Criminology, Law and Public Services students considered this at ‘Behind Bars’, an in-house conference run by True Life Conferences. The day featured students hearing from a range of reformed prisoners who shared their eye-opening experiences surrounding a variety of crimes and the realities of prison life.

Stars of the Future

Maisy Venn, an Art Foundation student at Alton College, is celebrating having a sculpture selected for inclusion in two prestigious exhibitions in London this summer. The Royal Association of British Artists (RBA) include the work of up and coming young artists in their annual exhibition in London and have worked with The Arts Society to find what they call ‘Stars of the Future’.

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Maisy Venn, an Art Foundation student at Alton College, is celebrating having a sculpture selected for inclusion in two prestigious exhibitions in London this summer.

MRF Young Composer '19

First year Music student Scottie Thompson has been awarded the Martin Read Foundation Grant for composition. This enables him to have composition lessons with Simon Speare, the Head of Composition and Contemporary Music at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music in London.

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First year Music student Scottie Thompson has been awarded the Martin Read Foundation Grant for composition. This enables him to have composition lessons with Simon Speare, the Head of Composition and Contemporary Music at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music in London.

Bouncing through to the Nationals

Congratulations to Foundation Learning student Federica Vazzana on qualifying in first place in the British Schools Gymnastics Association Trampoline Southern Zonal Competition which means she progresses to the National Finals! 

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Congratulations to Foundation Learning student Federica Vazzana on qualifying in first place in the British Schools Gymnastics Association Trampoline Southern Zonal Competition which means she progresses to the National Finals! She competed in two excellent routines against some tough competition from the South West Region and her sister from the South East Region.

Students UNLOC Potential

25 first year Business students have recently completed the Unloc Enterprise Academy short Course. The course was delivered via a weekly 2-hour session throughout the Autumn term with the aim of giving students the knowledge and insight into starting their own business, projects and ideas in groups or on their own.

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25 first year Business students have recently completed the Unloc Enterprise Academy short Course. The course was delivered via a weekly 2-hour session throughout the Autumn term with the aim of giving students the knowledge and insight into starting their own business, projects and ideas in groups or on their own.

Students' Union Elections

Are you interested in standing for a position on the new Students’ Union? The election for the 2019-20 Executive will take place on Wednesday 13th February 2019 in the LRC and will be a paper ballot

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Are you interested in standing for a position on the new Students’ Union? The election for the 2019-20 Executive will take place on Wednesday 13th February 2019 in the LRC and will be a paper ballot rather than online as in previous years.

Debating Matters

A group of students recently represented the College at the Debating Matters Tournament held at Solent University where they argued some very thought-provoking topics against other Hampshire schools and College in front of a large audience and panel of expert judges.

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Alf Hamer, Peter Baillie, Seb Cawte and Molly Bruce represented Alton College at the Debating Matters Tournament held at Solent University recently. They were supported by Jack Jillings, Olivia Welch, Lottie Tellyn and Jasmine Bullion.

 

 

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