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Stories Without Words the Performing Arts students' end of term Variety Show was a magical mix of audience participation and dance. Student Magazine ‘The Alternative’ Editor, Tom Brailey, formerly at The Petersfield School reviewed the show which ran over three nights. 

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Stories Without Words, the Performing Arts students' end of term Variety Show was a magical mix of audience participation and dance. Student Magazine ‘The Alternative’ Editor, Tom Brailey, formerly at The Petersfield School reviewed the show which ran over three nights. 

Legacy gift to benefit students

The College will receive £30,000 from the Alton College Foundation thanks to the benevolence of the Grace Atkinson Will Trust, a local charity dedicated to helping other charities and organisations locally and nationally. The money will go towards a new minibus to enable students to attend trips and sporting fixtures.

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The College will receive £30,000 from the Alton College Foundation thanks to the benevolence of the Grace Atkinson Will Trust, a local charity dedicated to helping other charities and organisations locally and nationally. The money will go towards a new minibus to enable students to attend trips and sporting fixtures.

Outstanding Awards

Exceptional student successes were celebrated at Alton College’s annual Outstanding Awards presentation event in December. The awards are given for a range of achievements from academic to friendship and leadership and were presented by Jane Machell, Principal, sponsors and governors.

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Exceptional student successes were celebrated at Alton College’s annual Outstanding Awards presentation event in December. The awards are given for a range of achievements from academic to friendship and leadership. The ceremony was held on campus and attended by the recipients and their parents, and were presented by Jane Machell, Principal, sponsors and governors.

The 2015 Review!

2015 was another fantastic year for the College. Highlights include outstanding student successes (potential, current and former) across all subject areas; being placed as the 2nd highest-achieving Hampshire College; Students' Union members lobbying government to #dropthelearningtax and fantastic VIP talks @altoncollege!

 

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2015 was another fantastic year for the College. Highlights include outstanding student successes (potential, current and former) across all subject areas; being placed as the 2nd highest-achieving Hampshire College; Students' Union members lobbying government to #dropthelearningtax and fantastic VIP talks @altoncollege!

Here's a round up of just some of our achievements:

Royal Military Academy Visit

Students from the BTEC Public Services course at Alton College visited RMA Sandhurst to watch the Commandant’s Dress Rehearsal of the Sovereign’s Parade this month. It was a day full of music and the ceremony for the cadets completing their pass out parade having been at Sandhurst for a whole year.

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Students from the BTEC Public Services course at Alton College visited RMA Sandhurst to watch the Commandant’s Dress Rehearsal of the Sovereign’s Parade this month.

Engineering Squad UK

AC engineering students Jimmy Page previously at Perins School and Tom Andrews previously at The Petersfield School are two of only three students nationally to qualify for Squad UK in industrial electronics. After training one will be chosen to represent the UK at World Skills 2017 in Abu Dhabi.

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At the UK final of the national SkillsShow in Birmingham last month, Jimmy Page (previously at PerinsSchool) took Gold and Tom Andrews (previously at The Petersfield School) came fourth and was awarded highly commended. Both students were selected for Squad UK to be trained for selection for Abu Dhabi Worldskills in 2017.

2nd Highest-Achieving 6th Form in Hampshire

The College has been ranked the second highest-achieving Sixth Form College in Hampshire and the third in the South by The Sunday Times. It takes 11th place of the 75 surveyed Sixth Form Colleges in the UK. The results include the top students' exam results, specifically the percentage of AAB grades achieved at A level including two facilitating subjects.

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Alton College Tops The Sunday Times League Table!

Paralympic aspirations

Tia Ruel, an Alton College student, previously at Treloar’s School, is hoping to be one of the next set of Paralympians going to Tokyo in 2020 to represent Team GB in the sport of boccia. She is currently studying for the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport at College and hopes to become a full-time boccia player when she completes her studies.

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Tia Ruel, an Alton College student, previously at Treloar’s School, is hoping to be one of the next set of Paralympians going to Tokyo in 2020 to represent Team GB in the sport of boccia. She is currently studying for the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport at College and hopes to become a full-time boccia player when she completes her studies.

Maths Challengers make UK Final!

Talented Maths students achieved a close second to independent King Edward VI School at the regional finals of the Senior Team Maths Challenge and will compete at the National Final in Feb 2016. Local Hampshire college, Peter Symonds took third place.

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Talented Maths students achieved a close second to independent King Edward VI School at the regional finals of the Senior Team Maths Challenge. Both teams will compete at the National Final in Feb 2016. Local Hampshire college, Peter Symonds took third place.

Talks @altoncollege

ITN newscaster and journalist Alastair Stewart OBE and his son Freddie Stewart, Alton College alumnus who was previously at Bedales School, hosted a brilliant Q&A session for students in the Wessex Arts Theatre on campus, last week.

 

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ITN newscaster and journalist Alastair Stewart OBE and his son Freddie Stewart, Alton College alumnus who was previously at Bedales School, hosted a brilliant Q&A session for students in the Wessex Arts Theatre on campus, last week.

 

 

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