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Light Years Ahead

A study into Aerographite, one of the lightest materials on earth has won Rachael Murtagh a coveted place in the final of ‘Talent 2030’, the National Schools Engineering Competition for Girls. 

She will also present the project at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair at the NEC Birmingham in March.

Rachael Murtagh

A study into Aerographite, one of the lightest materials on earth has won Rachael Murtagh a coveted place in the final of ‘Talent 2030’, the National Schools Engineering Competition for Girls.

She will also present the project at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair at the NEC Birmingham in March.

Sports record breakers!

Alton College has enjoyed a record-breaking year as a third of the town’s sports awards were scooped up by current and former students.

PE teacher Dean Gillatt and students Brad Taylor, Joe Truman, Will Edwards and Sophie Hales all received awards for their sporting talent and commitment. Paul Johnson, who finished his A levels last summer, picked up the Senior Sportsman award.

College scoops town sports awards

Alton College has enjoyed a record-breaking year as a third of the town’s sports awards were scooped up by current and former students.

PE teacher Dean Gillatt and students Brad Taylor, Joe Truman, Will Edwards and Sophie Hales all received awards for their sporting talent and commitment. Paul Johnson, who finished his A levels last summer, picked up the Senior Sportsman award.

International Relations at Alton College

Our students have enjoyed a real life experience of international relations as they hosted a delegation of students from The People’s Republic of China this month.

In 2015 some of those Chinese students will return and study here full-time for a year.

 

Chinese students visit London

Students from Alton College have had real life experience of international relations as they hosted a delegation of students from The People’s Republic of China this month.

First featured college of 2014!

We're AOSEC's (Association of South East Colleges) first Featured College of the year!

AOSEC

Have a look at our dedicated Featured College page here.

Jazz evening sell-out success

Wessex Art Centre's sell-out opening night of the season concluded in rapturous applause from the audience on Friday night.

US saxophonist Jim Snidero played Charles Mingus' music with the Sam James Trio and our very own Alton College Big Band.

Jim Snidero hosts jazz workshop

Hailed as a ‘sax virtuoso’ by Downbeat Magazine, Snidero spent many years touring with the Mingus Big Band and is well established as one of the top alto sax players in the world.

He has recorded and performed with the biggest names in jazz, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Maria Schneider and Kenny Kirkland.

An Oxbridge future

Nearly thirty Alton College students have secured interviews at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. 

Nearly one third of those are from Weydon School in Farnham: a record for the College.

Students celebrate securing an Oxbridge interview

Christmas has come early for nearly 30 Alton College students who have secured interviews at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Nearly one third of those are from Weydon School in Farnham: a record for the College.

Further Maths Success

Alton College’s winning formula has surpassed national averages yet again scooping an outstanding collection of gold, silver and bronze certificates at the UK Maths Trust’s Senior Maths Challenge.

What's more, we've also just won the regional final of the Senior Team Maths Challenge for the THIRD year running!

Alton College win regional final!

Alton College’s winning formula has surpassed national averages yet again scooping an outstanding collection of gold, silver and bronze certificates at the UK Maths Trust’s Senior Maths Challenge.

Cutting edge Sonardyne Centre now open

After an inspirational science and engineering lecture covering a myriad of topics from Shaksespeare to Steve Jobs, Professor Robert Winston cut the ribbon on the state-of-the-art Sonardyne Centre and declared it officially open on 28th November.

prof robert winston cuts ribbon

Months of waiting came to an end as Professor Robert Winston opened the £3 million new state-of-the-art Engineering and Design Technology Building: The Sonardyne Centre. Thanks to the generous support of a number of individuals, charitable trusts and corporate organisations we have successfully raised the funds to complete the building work on time and on budget.

See you in court!

It was a case of a trial and no errors when Alton College students defeated the opposition to win the regional heat of the Bar National Mock Trial competition at WInchester Crown Court.

For the second year running Alton will be competing in the national finals of the competition against other regional heat winners.

Bar Mock Trial regional winners November 2013

It was a case of a trial and no errors when Alton College students defeated the opposition to win the regional heat of the Bar National Mock Trial competition at WInchester Crown Court.

FREE jazz workshop

Our very own Specialist Jazz teacher Sam Bullard is running a FREE jazz workshop on Wednesday 11th December 5 - 6.15pm.

It could inspire you to become as awesome as Jazz musician Laura Jurd, Alton College alumna (pictured right), who appeared on Radio 4's Woman's Hour and the London Jazz Festival last week.

Laura Jurd

Our very own Specialist Jazz teacher Sam Bullard is running a FREE jazz workshop on Wednesday 11th December 5 - 6.15pm. Book your place now!

 

 

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