Another Outstanding Year for Alton College Students!

Alton College students, yet again, are celebrating outstanding exam results with a 99% pass rate at A Level, 82% top grades and nearly a third of all students achieving the highest grades - A*/A.  Over 30 subjects in total achieved a 100% pass rate. Results in core subjects such as English, Mathematics, Sciences, Modern Languages, Humanities and the Arts were particularly notable for their success.  This success was matched by students on vocational courses with achievements in excess of 80% top grades.

Principal, Jane Machell, was thrilled for the students and said: “I am delighted with the students’ outstanding success.  The results are testament to the huge effort, hard work and determination of our students and the staff at the College. I am proud that our students have maintained consistently high standards yet again and heartily congratulate them.”

Alice Haynes and David Crouch (formerly from The Petersfield School) are both celebrating success, with Alice’s 4 A* grades securing her a place at Bristol University to study Engineering and Maths, and David’s 3 As heading him off to Exeter to study Economics.

Megan Platt (formerly from Amery Hill School) has secured a place at Jesus College, Oxford. With 2 A*s and an A grade, she is now embarking on a French and Linguistics degree. She said “My results are fantastic and to get a place at Oxford is very special – thank you to everyone at Alton College”. 

Laura Fitzgibbon (formerly from Eggar’s School) is celebrating her 3 A* grades and will soon be off to study Law at Durham University. Ellie Clarke (formerly from Perins School) impressed examiners with 100% in her English Literature A Level, a fantastic 400/400 UMS.

4 students (formerly from Weydon School) made the grade they needed to study medicine. Ed Barrington, Matt Northwood, Stephanie Stone and Will Waugh got 9 A*s and 3 A grades between them. Jess Hung, also from Weydon School, is looking forward to a Year in Industry with Rolls Royce whilst she holds a place at Imperial College.

Andrew Smith (formerly from Bohunt School) achieved 3 A* grades and is about to embark on a new adventure at the University of Essex to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

George Woodger (formerly from Mill Chase Community Technology College) has accepted an offer to study Graphic Design at the University of West England after achieving 3 Distinctions in his BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design.

Theo Chevallier’s 4 A* grades have secured his place at Wadham College, Oxford to study Medicine. Previously at Robert May’s School, he said: “I’m very grateful for all the support I’ve received from Alton College. I’ve had guidance every step of the way and my future looks very bright and optimistic.”

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Graded by Ofsted as Outstanding for two consecutive inspections, Alton College prides itself on the continuing excellent results of students across the wide range of academic and vocational courses. Whether students are aiming for Oxbridge or seeking work-based skills in specialist areas, Alton College has proved yet again that learners across the board can look forward to incredibly bright futures.

AS Level students were also extremely successful with an overall pass rate of 90% which is above the national average. The number of students achieving the highest grades at AS Level is also significantly above national averages.

The College continues to enjoy success in sending students to Oxford and Cambridge with students preparing to read a wide range of courses in both the Arts and Sciences. In addition, a record number of students from Alton College will be progressing on to study Medicine at university.