Uni Engineer Scholarship

Engineering student Andrew Holland, previously at Amery Hill School secured a prestigious Sonardyne Foundation Scholarship plus distinction * grades in his BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering this summer.  This autumn he starts at the University of York studying Electronic Engineering with his tuition fees paid for and the offer of a job on successful completion of his degree.

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Engineering student Andrew Holland, previously at Amery Hill School secured a prestigious Sonardyne Foundation Scholarship plus distinction * grades in his BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering this summer.  This autumn he starts at the University of York studying Electronic Engineering with his tuition fees paid for and the offer of a job on successful completion of his degree.

Alton College Students Achieve Academic Excellence (again!)

This summer Alton College students have achieved outstanding and above national average results again with a 100% pass rate across 32 A level courses. Over three quarters of students were awarded A*-C grades while 91% of those taking the Extended Project Qualification achieved A*-B.  An amazing 77% of BTEC students achieved the highest grades.

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This summer Alton College students have achieved outstanding and above national average results again with a 100% pass rate across 32 A level courses. Over three quarters of students were awarded A*-C grades while 91% of those taking the Extended Project Qualification achieved A*-B.  An amazing 77% of BTEC students achieved the highest grades.

Students’ Speed of Light Physics trip to CERN

A group of 15 students, plus Mick de Pomerai, Curriculum Manager for Physics at Alton College left College at 4.30 am on Thursday 25 June to catch the first flight to Geneva from Gatwick. The group arrived at CERN Reception in time for their 10 am start - an introductory talk from Dr. Vince Smith MBE, of Bristol University.

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A group of 15 students, plus Mick de Pomerai, Curriculum Manager for Physics at Alton College, and Amelia Hartley, an ex-student now studying Physics at Southampton University, left College at 4.30 am on Thursday 25 June to catch the first flight to Geneva from Gatwick. The group arrived at CERN Reception in time for their 10 am start - an introductory talk from Dr.

Alton College Team Maths Challenge

Year 6 and 10 Pupils from primary and secondary schools in and around Alton added up to form the seven teams who took part in Alton College’s annual Maths Challenge last month. All the budding mathematicians equally enjoyed the fun and challenging competition which serves to raise maths aspirations locally.

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Year 6 and 10 Pupils from primary and secondary schools in and around Alton added up to form the seven teams who took part in Alton College’s annual Maths Challenge this month.

Roaring Success

Over the past four years more than 80 Alton College students have received awards from the Lions Club of Alton for their work in the community. Next year, the Lions will be offering the awards again, and hope to reach the milestone of 100 students participating in the scheme.

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Over the past four years more than 80 Alton College students have received awards from the Lions Club of Alton for their work in the community. Next year, the Lions will be offering the awards again, and hope to reach the milestone of 100 students participating in the scheme.

Students Engineering the Future

Following the regional heats of the Worldskills UK Industrial Electronics competition in June, several Alton College students have made it through to the National Finals which will be held in November. Congratulations on this fantastic achievement!

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Engineering Worldskills at Alton College

Gifted and Talented evening success

Alton College hosted a ‘Year 9 Gifted and Talented’ event at the end of June, attended by Year 9 students and their parents from partner schools which was a great success and has received some very positive feedback from attendees. The evening consisted of a variety of talks, presentations and workshops for both parents and students.

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Alton College hosted a ‘Year 9 Gifted and Talented’ event at the end of June, attended by Year 9 students and their parents from partner schools. The keynote presentation was from Dr Robert Wilkins, Admissions Tutor at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, who gave an enlightening insight into what pupils can be doing now to gain that competitive edge when applying to university.

WelcomeFest 2015 #gettingahead

Our new students starting in September enjoyed an amazing day at WelcomeFest 2015 in July. The morning was dedicated to exploring subject areas through workshops and talks while the afternoon was more relaxed watching talented current students perform for a chance to play at Butserfest. Optional #gettingahead summer work now available here.

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Our new students starting in September enjoyed an amazing day at WelcomeFest 2015 in July. The morning was dedicated to exploring subject areas through workshops and talks while the afternoon was more relaxed watching talented current students perform for a chance to play at Butserfest.

Summer sporting achievements

Several athletic students scooped top placings earlier this month at the Hampshire County Athletics Championships in Portsmouth as part of the Aldershot & District team and may get the chance to represent Hampshire at the English School's Competition in Gateshead in July. Whilst the College Tennis Team finished as Hampshire Colleges Boys Doubles Champions 2015. 

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Earlier in the month, several Alton College students competed in the Hampshire County Athletics Championships in Portsmouth as part of the Aldershot & District team. All students were extremely successful in their respective disciplines.

International Success

Alton College's first two International students from the People's Republic of China have successfully completed their UK study year. We recently caught up with the two students to find out about their experiences studying at Alton College, and life in the UK. 

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Alton College's first two International students from High Schools in the People's Republic of China have successfully completed their UK study year and, subject to exam results, will progress on to top Russell Group Universities; Ziwen Chen (known here as Celine) to study Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College, and Ke Xin (known as Mike) to study Finance and Accounting at the University

 

 

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