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AC Foundation presents scholarships

The 11th annual Alton College Foundation Scholarships Awards Ceremony took place in the Berkoff Performing Arts Centre last week to an auditorium filled with students, parents, sponsors, staff, Governors and Foundation Directors. 

During the reception Chris Butler and the Inside Indigo band entertained the guests.

Our scholars 2012

The 11th annual Alton College Foundation Scholarships Awards Ceremony took place in the Berkoff Performing Arts Centre last week to an auditorium filled with students, parents, sponsors, staff, Governors and Foundation Directors. During the reception Chris Butler and the Inside Indigo band entertained the guests.

Six students pick up award from Cambridge competition

Six students studying AS level Chemistry were honoured with silver and copper awards for their success in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge this summer.

Callum Green, Chris Slim and Eloise Stradling achieved a silver award which put them in the top 22% of the 4000 entries across the country. Jaz Weston, Gina Curwen and Amber West picked up copper awards, securing their places in the top 60%.

Chemistry students

Six students studying AS level Chemistry were honoured with silver and copper awards for their success in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge this summer.

Livvy brings home the bronze

16-year old Olivia “Livvy” Breen has spent her summer holidays living a dream, and anyone following her in the London 2012 Paralympic Games will recognise her contagious smile and share the excitement of her performances in the Women’s 100m T38, Women’s 200m T38 and Women’s 4x100m relay T35/T38.

When she’s not training hard for her sport, Livvy attends Bohunt School and also takes part in the 14-16 programme at Alton College.

Olivia Breen Team GB

16-year old Olivia “Livvy” Breen has spent her summer holidays living a dream, and anyone following her in the London 2012 Paralympic Games will recognise her contagious smile and share the excitement of her performances in the Women’s 100m T38, Women’s 200m T38 and Women’s 4x100m relay T35/T38.

Bursary supports student's dreams

Treloar School and Alton College student Marie Devlin is celebrating accepting a bursary from the Helena Kennedy Foundation which will allow her to study Speech and Communication Science at the University of Portsmouth.

Marie, who has scoliosis and uses a manual wheelchair, has been working hard to combine AS and A levels at Alton College and Treloar School over the last 3 years.

Marie Devlin

Having achieved AS levels in Communication & Culture and English Language & Literature, as well as a full A level in Health & Social Care at Alton College, Marie also has an AS level in Art & Design and a Foundation Diploma in ICT under her belt from Treloar School.

Another Outstanding Year for Alton College Students!

A Level Pass Rate: 99%
Top Grades:  82%
A* - B Grades: 58%
Vocational Programmes Pass Rate: 98%
Vocational Programme Top Grades: 81%

Congratulations to all our students who have received fantastic results this year.

Results in core subjects such as English, Mathematics, Sciences, Modern Languages, Humanities and the Arts were particularly notable for their success.

High five

Alton College students, yet again, are celebrating outstanding exam results with a 99% pass rate at A Level, 82% top grades and nearly a third of all students achieving the highest grades - A*/A.  Over 30 subjects in total achieved a 100% pass rate.

College bands perform at the HMV Institute

On Friday evening, two bands from Alton College performed at the HMV Institute in Birmingham in the national finals of Music for Youth.

After negotiating appalling weather and driving conditions, Inside Indigo [Aimee Mackenzie, Hannah Rixon, Jess Holland & Kiera Fife] and Time Will Tell [Ben Gillan, Kris Masters, Ollie Vanotzzi, Sam Gallop & Will Hearne] arrived in Birmingham with just enough time to spare for a short sound check before the doors opened.

Inside Indigo

After negotiating appalling weather and driving conditions, Inside Indigo [Aimee Mackenzie, Hannah Rixon, Jess Holland & Kiera Fife] and Time Will Tell [Ben Gillan, Kris Masters, Ollie Vanotzzi, Sam Gallop & Will Hearne] arrived in Birmingham with just enough time to spare for a short sound check before the doors opened.

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.

 

 

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