College Notices: w/c 18th November 2013

by Kim Small.  

For All Students

Personal Belongings

  • Please remember to never leave any valuables unattended around College
  • The College has lockers for students to hire each academic year
  • Please pay and reserve through the online store and collect the key from the Hub

Information on Insight

  • Please check your INSIGHT details are correct
  • - Personal details changed? come to the Hub to complete a change form
  • - Qualifications on entry (under the EXAMS tab) incorrect or missing? bring your certificates to the Hub
  • These details are extremely important to allow us to communicate with you and to set your target grades.

Student Survey

  • Student Survey this term.
  • Available through Moodle, this survey is to help the College understand who its students are as part of its commitment to Equality and Diversity.
  • Please encourage all students to complete it.

Learner Agreements (this will be included in notices for first years 21st Nov & second years 26th Nov)

  • Learner Agreements – these are essential documents that you are required to complete to confirm your course of study…

they will include….

  • Courses on which you are enrolled
  • PLD
  • Work Experience if part of your course (includes travel time)
  • Directed Study (time allocated for learning outside of the classroom that is not homework, but will be assessed in some form) 1 hr per week for AS/BTEC yr1, 3 hours per week for A2/BTEC yr2
  • Exhibition and Performance – for BTEC students that don’t do work experience but present learning through performance or exhibition
  • Enrichment courses
  • Student and Tutor must check and sign the form – amendments can be made and initialled
  • Forms to be returned to the Hub

Charity Bake Sale

  • Hope for Jayden
  • Charity Bake Sale
  • Room 401 @ 12.30pm
  • 28 Nov 2013

Alton College Theatre Company presents ‘Canvas’ , a comedy by Michael Wynne

  • Tue 17 / Wed 18 & Thu 19 DEC @ 7.30pm Berkoff Theatre
  • This brilliant comedy addresses the precarious delights of ‘camping’ for people in 2013...who maybe prefer their creature comforts to what mother nature has to offer!.....Happy ‘glamping’!
  • To book click: Bookable through the 'COMMUNITY' link on the College website.
  • Give yourself a real treat this Christmas...this wonderful comedy is a delight for all - book now!
  • Forward this link to all your network of friends, family etc....

Open Evening

  • Lessons finish at 12.40pm for first years/100 groups
  • It is VITAL that ALL Second year students go to their PLD base at 12.30pm to see their tutor before leaving
  • Buses depart at 1.05pm

Non Teaching Day

  • Friday 29th Nov
  • Your teachers will be giving you work to do so that you can study at home.

Parent Consultation Evenings

  • On the non-teaching day on November 29th staff may proactively contact parents where there are specific concerns.
  • The booking system will be open to all parents from 30th November. Appointments may be booked for 5th or 10th December.
  • If you have any problems booking a time please contact the relevant subject teacher.
  • Please remember to only book with one teacher where a single subject is taught by two teachers.


  • Gay- Straight Alliance
  • Every Friday - Room 67 - 12.40 – 1.30
  • Find support
  • Be Support
  • Be Yourself
  • You don’t have to be gay to come along – you DO have to be anti homophobia and discrimination!

For First Years:


  • Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) or related subjects?
  • Do you want to find out more re: subjects, disciplines, careers?
  • Do you want to gain experience of university life & the working world?
  • Headstart is a fantastic opportunity giving you the chance to explore or reaffirm your options ahead of UCAS applications and ask questions you might not have had a chance to do. Make some really good friends along the way. Oh, and they look good on your CV or personal statement too.
  • The courses are residential, at a university, over 4 or 5 days. There is a fee (usually £330) to cover accommodation, meals and activities, but you may be able to get help with this.
  • For more information see Deadline for applications is 20th December if you want top priority

For Second Years:

HE Finance Evening for Parents

  • Thursday 21st November
  • @ 7pm in the Martin Read Hall
  • If you are applying to university please remind your parents to book seats to attend the HE Finance Evening for information on Student Finance
  • Places are to booked via the online store and are free of charge

College UCAS FINAL Deadline!

  • Monday 25th Nov
  • UCAS clinics hours:
  • Monday 18th 12.30pm-4.30pm
  • Wednesday 20th 12.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Friday 22nd Nov 9am – 2pm
  • Monday 25th Nov 12.30pm-4.30pm
  • Don’t miss the College deadline! We cannot guarantee that any applications submitted after the deadline will meet the UCAS deadline!