Enrolling now at Alton College

Whether you did better in your GCSEs than you had hoped, or not as well as you expected, don't worry, there's a course for you at Alton College. We still have places available in many areas including Public Services, Sport and Performing Arts.

All you need to do is either complete an online application form or give us a ring on 01420 592259 to discuss your options.

Places still available

All you need to do is either complete an online application form or give us a ring on 01420 592259 to discuss your options.

Another Outstanding Year for Alton College Students!

A Level Pass Rate: 99%
Top Grades:  82%
A* - B Grades: 58%
Vocational Programmes Pass Rate: 98%
Vocational Programme Top Grades: 81%

Congratulations to all our students who have received fantastic results this year.

Results in core subjects such as English, Mathematics, Sciences, Modern Languages, Humanities and the Arts were particularly notable for their success.

High five

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.

College bands perform at the HMV Institute

On Friday evening, two bands from Alton College performed at the HMV Institute in Birmingham in the national finals of Music for Youth.

After negotiating appalling weather and driving conditions, Inside Indigo [Aimee Mackenzie, Hannah Rixon, Jess Holland & Kiera Fife] and Time Will Tell [Ben Gillan, Kris Masters, Ollie Vanotzzi, Sam Gallop & Will Hearne] arrived in Birmingham with just enough time to spare for a short sound check before the doors opened.

Inside Indigo

After negotiating appalling weather and driving conditions, Inside Indigo [Aimee Mackenzie, Hannah Rixon, Jess Holland & Kiera Fife] and Time Will Tell [Ben Gillan, Kris Masters, Ollie Vanotzzi, Sam Gallop & Will Hearne] arrived in Birmingham with just enough time to spare for a short sound check before the doors opened.

Andy carries Olympic Torch through Poole

Friday 13th might be unlucky for some but for College student Andy McKenna this month's date is set to be a day to remember.

Last year, Andy was unknowingly nominated by a friend to carry the Olympic flame as part of the national build-up to the summer of sport. When he found out his name had been put forward, little did he expect to be a success with the judges and now find himself preparing to carry the flame in Poole.

Andy McKenna prepares to carry the Olympic Torch

Last year, Andy was unknowingly nominated by a friend to carry the Olympic flame as part of the build-up to the summer of sport. When he found out his name had been put forward, little did he expect to be a success with the judges and now find himself preparing to carry the flame in Poole.

Science on the edge

The number of young people studying Advanced Level Science and pursuing it into Higher Education and careers has been declining overall in this country. Our College has been bucking this trend with large numbers of young people studying science and continuing them in related disciplines at university. 

Last week, a handful of our talented students bravely presented the results of their specialist research on complex scientific topics to an audience of staff, students and invited guests.

Rocket scientists 2012

Last week, a handful of our talented students bravely presented the results of their specialist research on complex scientific topics to an audience of staff, students and invited guests.

Adult Education Information Day

Our Adult Education department opened their doors yesterday and showed over 100 adults how they can get a brighter future.

It's not too late to discover how you can do the same. From Accounting to Photography and Film Studies to Psychology, you’re bound to find something you’d like to take up.

Adult Education Information Day

It's not too late to discover how you can do the same. From Accounting to Photography and Film Studies to Psychology, you’re bound to find something you’d like to take up.

Tate Modern offers students a place at summer school

The Tate Modern has offered four Alton College students a place at summer school as part of The Unilever series: turbinegeneration, a project that brings together schools, colleges, galleries and artists from across the globe.

As well as spending a few days in Denmark where the summer school will take place, students at College are currently enjoying exhibiting their BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design and Art Foundation work to the public.

Art Exhibition 2012

Four talented Fine Art students from the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and the

A visit from Richard Noble OBE

On Monday 18th June, we were lucky enough to welcome former world-record holder Richard Noble to College to open our Engineering and Design & Technology students’ end-of-year exhibition.

The exhibition included work from students who have been working hard all year on projects including household furniture, tool boxes, model buildings and even a hammock, as created by Jess Hung pictured right.

Jess in her hammock

On Monday 18th June, the College was fortunate enough to welcome Richard Noble; OBE and former holder of the World Land Speed record at 533mph, to open our Engineering and Design Technology student product exhibition.

Children get a taste of culture

Half term saw the College provide a wide range of activities for children that introduced them to different cultures from around the world.

Batik printing, pizza baking, skateboarding and carnival mask making were amongst the options available to the children as they were able to pick and choose six activities to take part in throughout the day.

Children pose with their batik bags and carnival masks

Batik printing, pizza baking, skateboarding and carnival mask making were amongst a wealth of activities available to children in the community this half term.

Students' hard work pays off

Eleven students were presented with an award from the Lions Club of Alton for completing a minimum of 50 hours of volunteering in the community.

Of the 11 students, eight received a gold award for completing at least 100 hours of volunteering. Belinda Maude spent a week working with disabled children at Woodlocks in Farnham. “It was really challenging and a really good experience. I was able to go camping with the children and help organise lots of different activities.”

Tara Gregory accepts gold award for volunteering

Eleven students were presented with an award from the Lions Club of Alton last week for completing a minimum of 50 hours of volunteering in the community.

Welcomed to the college were the Lions Club of Alton and the Mayor of Alton who, along with Jane Machell; our Principal, and Jeannie Satchell; Volunteer Centre Manager, presented students with their certificates.

 

 

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