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STEM Uni visit

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. 

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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.

Christmas Variety Showcase

Wessex Arts Theatre

Date: 
14 December, 2017 - 19:30 - 21:00

Maths Challenge + Alton College = Success!

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. 

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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.

AC Foundation Awards

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.  

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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 subjects.

What is good?

Attending lectures from first class academics is part of many courses at Alton College. As part of their A level Philosophy course, students recently attended an Ethics lecture at Bedales School, given by Professor Simon Blackburn renowned Philosopher and  Emeritus  at the University of Cambridge.

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Attending lectures from first class academics is part of many courses at Alton College. Not all learning takes place in classrooms; students often take part in trips, talks and lectures outside campus. As part of their A level Philosophy course, students recently attended an Ethics lecture at Bedales School.

Operation Wallacea

As part of the wide range of extra-curricular activities available to students at Alton College, a group of staff and students, led by Dr Libby Smith, Curriculum Manager for Biology travelled to Dominica as part of ‘Operation Wallacea – conservation research through academic partnerships.’ 

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As part of the wide range of extra-curricular activities available to students at Alton College, a group of staff and students, led by Dr Libby Smith, Curriculum Manager for Biology travelled to Dominica as part of ‘Operation Wallacea – conservation research through academic partnerships.’ The expedition ran over two weeks with the group spending

Students given sporting opportunity

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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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.

Exceptional Results Again for Alton College

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*.  

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Alton College celebrated another exceptional year of outstanding results with a 99.2 % pass rate for A levels and 100% for vocational courses. The national average is 98%.  More than three quarters of A level subjects achieved 100% pass rate with over a quarter of students being awarded A*-A while over 77% achieved A*-C.

Projects Abroad

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.

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Extra curricular and enrichment activities that broaden students' experiences 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 to give them an edge when applying for university or employment.

A level student wins Alton College award for Design & Technology

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. 

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Cameron Copland, previously at Lord Wandsworth College 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.

 

 

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