News Archive

31 weeks ago

Alton College is the number 1 choice for students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in East Hants* and has a dedicated STEM ambassador and Scientist in Residence. During this year’s British Science Week, students are undertaking a wide range of activities as part of the A level courses and are extending their classroom studies attending workshops in London and the US....

Is prison a place for Punishment, Retribution or Rehabilitation? A group of Sociology, Law and Public Services students considered this at ‘Behind Bars’ a conference run by True Life conferences. The day featured real life released prisoners discussing all types of crime.  Students listened to...

The Alton College Foundation held its 15th Scholarships for Excellence presentation evening in the Wessex Arts Centre recently. The Foundation supports students with Scholarships for Excellence and also offers a Development Fund, which provides grants to students and donations to the College.

Trevor Heley,...

32 weeks ago

Our annual Gifted and Talented Programme for school pupils began with creative and critical thinking workshops and a talk from Dr Robert Wilkins from the University of Oxford last month. The next event, a competition for Year 10 high achievers, takes place on 29 March and provides pupils with a taste of the...

As part of the extensive enrichment activities and trips programme, Alton College offers an annual ski trip to the mountains in Europe. This year, 20 students travelled to Fiesch in the Swiss Alps in February half term for a week. The 17 boys and 3 girls from the first and second years were all keen and eager to improve their technique and were up early in the mornings on the first lift,...