Alton College Music Department will hold their Christmas concert in St Lawrence Church, Alton on Thursday 8 December at 7:30pm. It is free with a retiring collection. The concert will showcase some of the college ensembles as well as solo items from students alongside carols involving audience participation.

An outstanding 60 Alton College students achieved gold (14), silver (26) and bronze (20) medals in this year’s Senior Maths Challenge. This consists of 25 challenging non-calculator multiple-choice maths questions in just 90 minutes. Pictured: Paul Cumner (previously at Robert May's School) and Ali Bayliss (previously at Perins School).

The Alton College Bar Mock Trial Team competed for the ninth year in the Citizenship Foundation’s National Bar Mock Trial Competition national heat held at Guildford Crown Court this month. This enrichment course is open to students studying all subjects. This year the diverse team consisted of Law students and students studying a wide variety of courses.

Alton College students will be presenting two evenings of their musical variety show 'Modern Musicals' on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 December at 7.30pm in the Wessex Arts Theatre. A fantastic and talented cast, led by Performing Arts students, will take the audience through a selection of musicals from the 70s  to today's current favourites.

Inspiration through poetry has been a theme for the English Department recently. Award-winning poets, Sinead Morrissey and Ian Duhig, inspired English A level students as part of the Winchester Poetry Festival with several students being successful in being shortlisted for an award in the poetry competition ‘Message to a Poem’.

Three College students participated in the annual Maths Olympiad for Girls recently. Jasmine Anwar, previously at Weydon School, Lisa Winkler, previously at Bohunt School and Charlotte Cranmer, previously at Mill Chase Academy (pictured with Dr David Lynch, Curriculum Manager for Maths) undertook the challenge.