sixth-form

Above and Beyond Winners

Gifted and Talented pupils from Mill Chase Academy scooped first prize in this year’s Above and Beyond Competition. The theme this year was ‘2016: A Pivotal Year in History’ and Year 10 pupils from Eggar’s School, The Petersfield School, Mill Chase Academy, Weydon School and Perins School worked in teams to prepare an EPQ-style project.

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Gifted and Talented pupils from Mill Chase Academy scooped first prize in this year’s Above and Beyond Competition.

Something Blue

Two talented media students have been wowing international audiences with their independent film ‘Something Blue’. Jonny Crawford, previously at Weydon School, and Joe Johnson, previously at Stepping Stones School travelled to the Cinequest Film Festival in March to screen their piece in front of other industry professionals. 

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Two talented media students have been wowing international audiences with their independent film ‘Something Blue’. Jonny Crawford, previously at Weydon School, and Joe Johnson, previously at Stepping Stones School travelled to the Cinequest Film Festival in March to screen their piece in front of other industry professionals.

A Sound Performance

Alton College Music Department strengthened its links with higher education recently when a group of students took part in the annual Southampton Solent Sound Music Festival held at Solent University. The festival saw nine colleges across Hampshire and Wiltshire enter a “Battle of the Bands” competition with a first prize of £200.

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Alton College Music Department strengthened its links with higher education recently when a group of students took part in the annual Southampton Solent Sound Music Festival held at Solent University. The festival saw nine colleges across Hampshire and Wiltshire enter a “Battle of the Bands” competition with a first prize of £200.

Artistic Collaboration

Collaborating with industry on student led projects is part of life at Alton College. Art students have formed an exchange partnership with Danish students from Naerum Gymnasium College (10km north of Copenhagen) which started last year whilst working  on a creative brief with the Tate galleries and the Red Cross. 

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Collaborating with industry on student led projects is part of life at Alton College. Art students have formed an exchange partnership with Danish students from Naerum Gymnasium College (10km north of Copenhagen) which started last year whilst working  on a creative brief with the Tate galleries and the Red Cross.

Gymnast springs to success

Talented gymnast Emily Cantwell, previously at Weydon School, has recently been to Mallorca to compete in the Mallorca Gymnastics Cup. A gymnast since the age of four, she is part of the Rushmoor Gymnastics Academy with whom she has competed all over the UK and Europe. She is currently training for the English Championships which could determine whether she makes it into the England squad. 

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Talented gymnast Emily Cantwell, previously at Weydon School, has recently been to Mallorca to compete in the Mallorca Gymnastics Cup. A gymnast since the age of four, she is part of the Rushmoor Gymnastics Academy with whom she has competed all over the UK and Europe. She is currently training for the English Championships which could determine whether she makes it into the England squad.

What Our Staff Say

Fiona Webb, Curriculum Manager for Humanities and Social Sciences said:

The Longer Lesson

Why are we having fewer, longer lessons?

Why change?

Why is this ‘a better way of learning’?

     Better study time

Engineers Maintain Standards

Staff Sergeant Paul Birkbeck from the Abingdon Regimental Army Bicycle Race Team (Oxfordshire) once again came into College to assist students on the BTEC Level 2 Engineering course with their bike checks as part of the Bicycle Maintenance module. 

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Staff Sergeant Paul Birkbeck from the Abingdon Regimental Army Bicycle Race Team (Oxfordshire) once again came into College to assist students on the BTEC Level 2 Engineering course with their bike checks as part of the Bicycle Maintenance module.

 

 

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