College Notices: w/c 19th January 2015

by Kim Small.  

For All Students:

Holocaust Memorial Day

Important information regarding IGCSE English

  • Please note that due to students being on work placements, there will be no IGCSE English assessments during January Assessment Week (w/c 26th January)
  • If you are not on placement, please contact your teacher to arrange a progress check appointment for your coursework.

Wessex Arts Café Bar

  • No access to Wessex Arts Café Bar on:
  • Friday 6th February: College is hosting Conference on A Level Reforms
  • Tuesday 10th February: Reception for Chinese partner school

For Students on a 1 year course and Students on the first year of a 2 year course:

Work Experience Briefing

  • For ALL level 2 Students and level 3 Health & Social Care Students
  • Thursday 22nd January
  • @ 1pm
  • Martin Read Hall

For Students on the first year of a 2 year course:

Are you interested in doing an Extended Project?

  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) meeting
  • Tuesday 10th February @ 1pm in Martin Read Hall
  • EPQ is an additional qualification which carries half the UCAS points of a full A level
  • The EPQ enables students to extend their level 3 studies in a direction of their own choice. It can take the form of a written essay, or the construction of practical artefact and a written report. You will be required to research your project independently and you will need to show initiative and commitment. Managing your extra workload and meeting deadlines will be your responsibility. You will work with a supervisor.
  • If you are interested in doing EPQ and have commitment grade 1 for all of your current subjects, come along and find out more

Higher Education Information Evening for Parents

After Alton Central Presentations

  • Compulsory presentations providing information to students on options available after studying at Alton in the Martin Read Hall on:
    •  ‘A’ Directorate – 05Feb @ 12.40pm
    • – ‘F’ Directorate – 05Feb @ 1.15pm
    • – ‘N’ Directorate – 12Feb @ 12.40pm
  • All students must attend the appropriate session with their tutors

Access to Southampton Scheme 2016 entry

  • Thinking about studying at Southampton Uni?
  • The Access to Southampton scheme (A2S) provides financial support and special consideration to applicants who meet at least 2 of the following eligibility criteria: a) first in family to pursue HE (not including siblings); b) attended a secondary school achieving less than the national average of 5 A*-C GCSE passes in 2014; c) living or grew up in public care; d) in receipt of 16-19 Bursary or similar grant; e) studies affected by circumstances in personal, social or domestic life.
  • Successful applicants receive an alternative offer which is normally up to 2 grades below the standard offer as well as a £ 1000 bursary in their first year of study
  • For further information and how to apply go to Deadline: 22May2015

Goldman Sachs A-level Girls Inspire Programme

  • 1 day event to introduce female A-level students to the world of financial services
  • 16th or 20th February 2015
  • at Goldman Sachs, London
  • For more information and to apply, please visit
  • Click on ‘ Events ’ and select ‘ A-level Girls Inspire Programme: Investing in Women of the Future ’
  • Under ‘ Other Information ’ within the application select EMEA as your regional preference and Firmwide as your divisional preference
  • Application deadline: 2nd February 2015

For Students on the first year of a 2 year course and Second Years:

Assessment week – Next Week

  • w/c 26th January
  • Normal timetable is suspended for Level 3 A-level/Subsidiary Diploma students
  • Normal lessons for all BTEC Ext Diploma courses
  • There will be no PLD or College Notices
  • Check details with your subject teachers if you are unsure about anything

For Second Year Students:

Next Steps Talk