Vocational taster day

Year 10 pupils from Eggar’s School visited College for exciting vocational subject taster sessions recently. The group experienced hands on activities in Engineering, in the state-of-the-art Sonardyne Centre, and Public Services.

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Year 10 pupils from Eggar’s School visited College for exciting vocational subject taster sessions recently. The group experienced hands on activities in Engineering, in the state-of-the-art Sonardyne Centre, and Public Services.

There was also the opportunity for students to have a tour round the media centre and visit the Health and Social Care department.

WelcomeFest 2016: Fantastic!

Our annual WelcomeFest was again a success! Students explored their subject areas through talks and practical hands-on workshops in the morning, whilst the afternoon was more relaxed watching ex-student and X Factor contestant Joe Waller perform, followed by talented current music students performing for the chance to play on the Introducing stage at Butserfest. 

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Once again, the sun shone on our new students starting in September as they visited College for the annual WelcomeFest in July.

Damian Hinds on the EU Referendum

Damian Hinds, MP for East Hampshire and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury visited College to talk to students about the EU Referendum. He was greeted by a room full of enthusiastic students and teachers, eager to hear what their local MP had to say about the forthcoming vote.

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Damian Hinds, MP for East Hampshire and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury visited Alton College to talk to students about the EU Referendum. He was greeted by a room full of enthusiastic students and teachers, eager to hear what their local MP had to say about the forthcoming vote.

Engineering and D & T awards

The College is ranked number one provider for studying Engineering in East Hampshire for 16-19 year olds, and our Engineering  and Design & Technology students were recently presented with awards for excellence in their areas.

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Alton College is ranked number one provider for studying Engineering in East Hampshire for 16-19 year olds, and our Engineering  and Design & Technology students were recently presented with awards for excellence in their areas.

Celebrating 36 yrs of outstanding success!

This week Alton College celebrated 36 years since its official opening on 23 May, 1980 by then Secretary of State, Mark Carlisle. The College was one of the first purpose-built Sixth Forms in the UK and opened for teaching in September 1978 to a cohort of 226 students. Today, approximately 2,000 students from over 97 different schools travel from across four counties to study here.

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This week Alton College celebrated 36 years since its official opening on 23 May, 1980 by then Secretary of State, Mark Carlisle. The College was one of the first purpose-built Sixth Forms in the UK and opened for teaching in September 1978 to a cohort of 226 students.

F1 in Schools Competition

Paul Cumner and Chris McLennan, both previously at Robert May’s School, recently took part in the judging team for the National Final of the F1 in Schools Competition held at Silverstone. The main objective of the competition is to help change the perceptions of STEM for 9 – 19 year olds by creating a fun and exciting learning environment.

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Paul Cumner and Chris McLennan, both previously at Robert May’s School, recently took part in the judging team for the National Final of the F1 in Schools Competition held at Silverstone.

Health, Childcare and Public Services Awards

The Health, Childcare and Public Services department celebrated their students’ successes  with an awards ceremony held in the Wessex Arts Theatre. Award categories included friendship, placement, leadership, progress and students’ student.

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The Health, Childcare and Public Services department celebrated their students’ successes  with an awards ceremony held in the Wessex Arts Theatre. Award categories included friendship, placement, leadership, progress and students’ student.

Celebrating the Bard

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, groups of students from College, Eggar’s School, Amery Hill School and Bordon Junior School wrote and performed their own interpretations of several works of the Bard in an open-air-theatre in the town’s Public Gardens.

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To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, groups of students from College, Eggar’s School, Amery Hill School and Bordon Junior School wrote and performed their own interpretations of several works of the Bard in an open-air-theatre in the town’s Public Gardens.

Urban Sustainability

Urban Sustainability was the focus of  the Geography field trip to London recently. The trip provided students with lots of useful information to help further their knowledge in the study of the Urban Change topic.

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Urban Sustainability was the focus of  the Geography field trip to London recently.Student Lucy Hele, previously at The Petersfield School, reviewed the experience for us.
 

Noteworthy donations for Music

Music students will benefit from donations totalling over £4000 from the Ernest Cook Trust and Music for All and EMI Music Sound Foundation which have enabled the College Music Department to purchase a double bass, a bass clarinet and an electronic drum kit. These new instruments will be used by hundreds of music students over the coming years.

 

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Music students will benefit from donations totalling over £4000 from the Ernest Cook Trust and Music for All and EMI Music Sound Foundation which have enabled the College Music Department to purchase a

 

 

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