News Archive

30 weeks ago

Lucy Williams, previously at Ash Manor School competed in Sheffield at the British Judo Cadet Championships earlier in December. She was in a tough group of fourteen of the best players in her age and weight group from around the country.

Lucy began the contest with an easy win against the eleventh seeded player, holding her down for ippon (the highest score a fighter can achieve in a...

BTEC Performing Arts students and first year A level Dance students recently went to Pineapple Dance Studios in London to undertake some additional practical activities to consolidate their learning.  They participated in a Jazz dance to develop new skills for the BTEC Variety unit and to focus on the American Jazz theme - specifically Fosse from the A level syllabus. Bob Fosse was an...

33 weeks ago

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. Students were offered the opportunity to use a thermal cycler to carry out PCR (polymerase chain reaction, a...

34 weeks ago

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. The Mathematical Olympiad for Girls is an event run by the UK Mathematics Trust, introduced in 2011 to help schools and college nurture the...

37 weeks ago

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.  The Ceremony incorporated two other annual awards, namely the FB Design and Detail Award, sponsored by David Forrest and the Mason...