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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!

Man (and woman) vs. Wild*

Students considering careers in the military proved they were born survivors during two recent Public Services trips.

The first held at Alice Holt was designed specifically for Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Police, Fire Service and paramedic employment.

Students built their own shelters during a Public Services trip

Students considering careers in the military proved they were born survivors during two recent Public Services trips.

The first held at Alice Holt was designed specifically for Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Police, Fire Service and paramedic employment.

Hundreds raised for Children in Need

Students and staff raised £742 from a popular cake sale and bucket collections. Jess Sutton, Press Officer for the Students’ Union, spent hours in her kitchen baking five trays of cakes of different flavours.

Catering staff donated toffee apples to add to the doughnuts and popcorn also on sale.

Spots and stripes was this year's Children in Need dress code

Students and staff raised £742 from our cake sale and bucket collections. Jess Sutton, Press Officer for the Students’ Union, spent hours in her kitchen baking five trays of cakes of different flavours. Together with donations from others, the two breaktimes were heaving with hungry staff and students eager to buy a cake and donate some cash.

They're in!

The first few lessons have now taken place in the College's brand new Engineering and Design & Technology building; The Sonardyne Centre.

Students are enjoying having tours around the new workrooms and settling into their exciting new environment.

We've got the keys!

The first few lessons have now taken place in the College's brand new Engineering and Design & Technology building; The Sonardyne Centre.

Students are enjoying having tours around the new workrooms and settling into their exciting new environment.

Open Evening 26th November

What a great success our first Open Evening of the new academic year was!

You may have noticed that our brand new Sonardyne Centre is in the final stages of preparation for future Engineering and Design & Technology students. 

Come along to our next Open Evening and be amongst the first to see inside.

Come to our Open Evening on Tuesday 26th November!

What a great success our first Open Evening of the new academic year was!

College was buzzing with visitors and the atmosphere was vibrant and lively. Our student ambassadors were on top form as they raved about courses and college life to hundreds of potential new students.

Outstanding success in Geography

For the second year running, retired Geography teacher Steve Millar has presented the Steve Millar Award for Excellence in Geography, to the student who achieves top marks in their Geography AS level and continues the subject on to A level.

This year's winner is Charles Gooderham who has been presented with a certificate and prize of £100.

Charles Gooderham and Fin Loh with Steve Millar

For the second year running, retired Geography teacher Steve Millar has presented the Steve Millar Award for Excellence in Geography, to the student who achieves top marks in their Geography AS level and continues the subject on to A level.

This year's winner is Charles Gooderham who has been presented with a certificate and prize of £100. 

Innovative teaching in Chemistry

‘Flipping lessons’, a dynamic learning method placing students in the driving seat, has led Alton College to be recognised for progressive teaching in Chemistry A Level.

The September issue of the Royal Society of Chemistry magazine, ‘Education in Chemistry’, features Fiona Revell, Head of Chemistry, using the innovative technique to promote interactive learning in her classroom.

Students use modern methods of learning

‘Flipping lessons’, a dynamic learning method placing students in the driving seat, has led Alton College to be recognised for progressive teaching in Chemistry A Level.

 

 

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