Local exhibition boasts images from China

The stunning photography of a trip to China is now on display at the Allen Gallery in Alton.

Taken by photography students on a trip earlier this year, the exhibition will be accessible from 10am - 4.30pm, every Tuesday to Saturday until the May half term.

Beijing 2013

The stunning photography of a trip to China is now on display at the Allen Gallery in Alton. Taken by photography students on a trip earlier this year, the exhibition will be accessible from 10am - 4.30pm, every Tuesday to Saturday until the May half term.

Maths team score 11th place in national final

Our successful Maths department has yet again proved to be one of the top in the country after coming 11th in the National Final of the UK Maths Trust Senior Team Maths Challenge.

Dave, Rob, Ed, James and Heidi

Our successful Maths department has yet again proved to be one of the top in the country after coming 11th in the National Final of the UK Maths Trust Senior Team Maths Challenge.

Slippery Angle win top praise in festival

Tom, Joe, Kit, Harry and Evie, students who make up College band Slippery Angle, performed live at the Solent Sound Festival and received excellent praise from top judges.

Slippery Angle at Solent Sound Festival

Tom, Joe, Kit, Harry and Evie, students who make up College band Slippery Angle, performed live at the Solent Sound Festival and received excellent praise from top judges.

Spanish lessons move to Spain for a week

A group of our Spanish students have just returned from a week in Spain with Year 10 students from Amery Hill School.

The two Spanish departments successfully organised a trip abroad to allow AS level and GCSE students to experience local culture and develop the language they are learning.

Students enjoy a trip to Spain

A group of our Spanish students have just returned from a week in Spain with Year 10 students from Amery Hill School. The two Spanish departments successfully organised a trip abroad to allow AS level and GCSE students to experience local culture and develop the language they are learning.

The future is Oxbridge

Once again our students have been successful in securing offers from both Oxford and Cambridge. Students have gained places across a wide range of subjects from the Arts (including offers for Law, Languages and History of Art) through to the Sciences (including Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Maths, Natural Sciences and Psychology).

Oxbridge applicants 2013

Once again our students have been successful in securing offers from both Oxford and Cambridge. Students have gained places across a wide range of subjects from the Arts (including offers for Law, Languages and History of Art) through to the Sciences (including Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Maths, Natural Sciences and Psychology).

An evening of acoustic blues

An evening of Americana and Acoustic blues erupted on Saturday night at the Berkoff Performing Arts Centre.

We welcomed the highly talented trio of Alan West, Steve Black and Adam Sweet as they performed a 90 minute set in our very own theatre.

Alan West

This was Alan’s second visit to the Berkoff Performing Arts Centre as he follows his debut in June last year. The artists have received some excellent accolades from the likes of Bob Harris, Maverick Magazine and The Weekender Review.

“How one man can sit on stage with one guitar and create such fantastic live music is astonishing.” The Weekender Review.

Geography excellence is awarded

The Alton College Foundation is delighted to announce that the first recipient of The Steve Millar Award is second year student Duncan Stewart.

When Geography teacher, Steve Millar, retired last year, he very generously set up The Steve Millar Award, for the AS Level Geography student who achieves the highest grade in their exams and continues the subject into their second year.

Duncan Stewart receives first ever Steve Millar award

The Alton College Foundation is delighted to announce that the first recipient of The Steve Millar Award is second year student Duncan Stewart.

Berkoff red hot!

The capacity audience gave Steven Berkoff and his cast a red hot ovation after he premiered his new play, Actor’s Lament, on Friday.

Students were also given a money-can't-buy opportunity to watch the play and meet the man himself.

Steven Berkoff with students

The Performing Arts department was delighted to welcome Steven Berkoff back to perform live in the intimate theatrical setting, the Berkoff Performing Arts Centre, aptly named after the actor himself. Alongside two world-class performances, students had access to a special workshop via a dedicated question and answer session.

Plasma cutter donated for future engineers

Thanks to the generosity of many sponsors and donors, we have taken another small step towards our new Engineering and Design Technology Centre.
 
A number of sponsors and donors have been supporting the initiative since its launch, and thanks to East Hampshire 14-19 Consortium and The Roger Brooke Charitable Trust, a new plasma cutting machine has now been added to our existing facilities.

Ryland Lee, East Hampshire 14-19 Consortium cuts the ribbon of the new plasma cutter

Thanks to the generosity of many sponsors and donors, we have taken another small step towards our new Engineering and Design Technology Centre.
 

Maths students secure place in National Final

The regional heat of the UK’s biggest team mathematics competition for Year 12 and 13 students, the Senior Team Maths Challenge, was won by Alton College for the second consecutive year.

Of 23 teams in Hampshire’s heat, Alton College came first, Salesian College second, Peter Symonds third and joint fourth place went to Farnborough College, Brockenhurst College and Ryde College.

Senior Team Maths Challenge

The regional heat of the UK’s biggest team mathematics competition for Year 12 and 13 students, the Senior Team Maths Challenge, was won by Alton College for the second consecutive year.

Of 23 teams in Hampshire’s heat, Alton College came first, Salesian College second, Peter Symonds third and joint fourth place went to Farnborough College, Brockenhurst College and Ryde College.

 

 

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