sixth-form

Andy carries Olympic Torch through Poole

Friday 13th might be unlucky for some but for College student Andy McKenna this month's date is set to be a day to remember.

Last year, Andy was unknowingly nominated by a friend to carry the Olympic flame as part of the national build-up to the summer of sport. When he found out his name had been put forward, little did he expect to be a success with the judges and now find himself preparing to carry the flame in Poole.

Andy McKenna prepares to carry the Olympic Torch

Last year, Andy was unknowingly nominated by a friend to carry the Olympic flame as part of the build-up to the summer of sport. When he found out his name had been put forward, little did he expect to be a success with the judges and now find himself preparing to carry the flame in Poole.

Science on the edge

The number of young people studying Advanced Level Science and pursuing it into Higher Education and careers has been declining overall in this country. Our College has been bucking this trend with large numbers of young people studying science and continuing them in related disciplines at university. 

Last week, a handful of our talented students bravely presented the results of their specialist research on complex scientific topics to an audience of staff, students and invited guests.

Rocket scientists 2012

Last week, a handful of our talented students bravely presented the results of their specialist research on complex scientific topics to an audience of staff, students and invited guests.

Tate Modern offers students a place at summer school

The Tate Modern has offered four Alton College students a place at summer school as part of The Unilever series: turbinegeneration, a project that brings together schools, colleges, galleries and artists from across the globe.

As well as spending a few days in Denmark where the summer school will take place, students at College are currently enjoying exhibiting their BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design and Art Foundation work to the public.

Art Exhibition 2012

Four talented Fine Art students from the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and the

Students' hard work pays off

Eleven students were presented with an award from the Lions Club of Alton for completing a minimum of 50 hours of volunteering in the community.

Of the 11 students, eight received a gold award for completing at least 100 hours of volunteering. Belinda Maude spent a week working with disabled children at Woodlocks in Farnham. “It was really challenging and a really good experience. I was able to go camping with the children and help organise lots of different activities.”

Tara Gregory accepts gold award for volunteering

Eleven students were presented with an award from the Lions Club of Alton last week for completing a minimum of 50 hours of volunteering in the community.

Welcomed to the college were the Lions Club of Alton and the Mayor of Alton who, along with Jane Machell; our Principal, and Jeannie Satchell; Volunteer Centre Manager, presented students with their certificates.

Time Will Tell & Inside Indigo perform at HMV Institute in Birmingham

After wowing the judges at the Music for Youth Regional finals, two college bands - Inside Indigo & Time Will Tell are playing at the HMV Institute in Birmingham at the National Finals. Bands will be selected from this gig to perform in the Royal Albert Hall in Birmingham in November.

Date: 
6 July, 2012 - 17:00 - 21:00
Inside I

The Maths Students' Winning Streak

Earlier this year we reported how delighted we were when our maths students proved to be best in the country by winning the national finals of the UK Maths Trust Senior Team Maths competition.

Their success allowed them to gladly accept an invitation to represent the UK at the Italian Team Maths competition. Michael Minshall, Jake Morris, Alice Haynes, Ed Kirkby, James Lowe, Gina Curwen and Beth Martin returned to College having done themselves proud.

Dave Lynch with maths students

Earlier this year we reported how delighted we were when our maths students proved to be best in the country by winning the national finals of the UK Maths Trust Senior Team Maths competition.

Oakfest - a Live Music Performance band showcase

Time will Tell
Bye Bye Jelly Fish
Dual Axe Attack
Harry Lewis
Drainpipe Creatures
Simplicity

These performances are the bands' final assessment for their RSL Level 3 Music Practitioners Certificate.

Date: 
26 May, 2012 - 16:00

Holocaust Memorial Day

Students remember and respect those affected by the Holocaust

Holocaust memorial 2012

The majority of students at Alton College are just 16-18 years old but the tragedy of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945 has not been forgotten.

Students were invited to attend the College’s Quiet Garden today to mark national Holocaust Memorial Day. The group, led by the Students’ Union, lit candles and spent their break taking the time to remember all those affected by the Holocaust.

Musical talent is going places

Our music students have bright futures ahead

Music students have bright futures

The College music department have had some outstanding students pass through courses over the years and the class of 2012 is no exception. Our current second year students are achieving high results and receiving almost unconditional offers from the best higher education music courses in the country.

Monitoring Week (Spring Term 2012/13)

Monitoring Week (Spring Term 2012/13)

Date: 
23 January, 2012 - 00:00 - 27 January, 2012 - 00:00
 

 

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