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.

Trip to Nepal a ‘breathtaking experience’

Since September 2011, two groups of students have been working towards an expedition to Nepal by fundraising, improving their fitness and team building,

The expedition was led by the students, who took responsibility for much of the decision making and the expedition budget. Team members showed exemplary diplomatic and negotiating skills when faced with tough decisions.

Elephants in Nepal

Since September 2011, two groups of students have been working towards an expedition to Nepal by fundraising, improving their fitness and teambuilding, including a training weekend on the South Downs.

Children in Need fundraising a success

Fancy dress theme has become tradition at College for Children in Need and this year was no different, with pirates and ninjas sweeping the campus.

Fundraising activities have been occurring all week with student bands playing at break, home baked cakes sold by the dozen, and some great prizes on offer in the raffle competition.

Children in Need outfit

A fancy dress theme has become tradition at College for Children in Need and this year was no different, with pirates and ninjas sweeping the campus.

AC Foundation presents scholarships

The 11th annual Alton College Foundation Scholarships Awards Ceremony took place in the Berkoff Performing Arts Centre last week to an auditorium filled with students, parents, sponsors, staff, Governors and Foundation Directors. 

During the reception Chris Butler and the Inside Indigo band entertained the guests.

Our scholars 2012

The 11th annual Alton College Foundation Scholarships Awards Ceremony took place in the Berkoff Performing Arts Centre last week to an auditorium filled with students, parents, sponsors, staff, Governors and Foundation Directors. During the reception Chris Butler and the Inside Indigo band entertained the guests.

Applications for 2013

Our Open Evenings were well attended despite the torrential rain. We hope you found all the information that you needed and enjoyed looking around our excellent facilities. 

Online applications are coming in thick and fast and therefore we advise you to complete yours by 31st December 2012.

Simply click here to get yours started.

We advise that you apply before 31 December

Our Open Evenings were well attended despite the torrential rain. We hope you found all the information that you needed and enjoyed looking around our excellent facilities. 

Online applications are coming in thick and fast and therefore we strongly advise you to complete yours by 31st December 2012. You can still apply after this date, but no later than 31st March 2013.

Students help Olympic legacy continue

The success of the Olympics has left a huge legacy for many people across the nation and our sports leaders are keen to make it last.

Alex Haymes, Jake Williams, David Paton, Dan Sullivan, Sophie Field, Ciara Fearn and Kathy Nichols took an active role in Alton Town Council’s Olympithon to help encourage more people to try new sports.

Sports Leaders

The success of the Olympics has left a huge legacy for many people across the nation and our sports leaders are keen to make it last.

Alex Haymes, Jake Williams, David Paton, Dan Sullivan, Sophie Field, Ciara Fearn and Kathy Nichols took an active role in Alton Town Council’s Olympithon to help encourage more people to try new sports.

Six students pick up award from Cambridge competition

Six students studying AS level Chemistry were honoured with silver and copper awards for their success in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge this summer.

Callum Green, Chris Slim and Eloise Stradling achieved a silver award which put them in the top 22% of the 4000 entries across the country. Jaz Weston, Gina Curwen and Amber West picked up copper awards, securing their places in the top 60%.

Chemistry students

Six students studying AS level Chemistry were honoured with silver and copper awards for their success in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge this summer.

 

 

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