Alton College students have once again achieved excellent results this year with an overall pass rate of 98.2% in A level and vocational courses including a 100% pass rate across 23 A level subjects and 14 vocational subjects. 52% of students achieved high grades of A*-B or equivalent with an outstanding 31% of students achieving the very top grades of A*-A or equivalent.  

In May, students and staff from the Physics department visited CERN in Switzerland. Student Katelyn Chelberg gives us her account of the trip. 

Science and Maths students were busy right up to the end of term with a range of trips and activities. Students studying Applied Science visited the University of Bournemouth for an Insight day into Forensic Science, Maths students visited the University of Portsmouth for a Problem Solving Day and Biology students undertook the Intermediate Olympiad.

This year’s winners of the FB Design Prize are Lucy Monk and Sophie Spearing for two completely different products. Lucy, previously at Perins School, designed and made a model of a sustainable house and Sophie, previously at Eggar’s School produced a kinetic weather vane.

We recently welcomed back to College past student Andy Plom to film and produce our new College video. Watch it here to find out all about the College day, courses, enrichment activities and all the exciting things that happen on a daily basis at Alton College.

For the seventh year running, College students participated in the Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards this year receiving their awards recently for their work in the local community. The awards recognize young people for their service in the community within a 12-month period and the scheme is run in College by Community First.