sixth-form

Friends, Themes and Poems

Second year Music student, Harry Baker, previously at Weydon School, has recently released his first album entitled Friends, Themes and Poems now available both on iTunes and as hard copy. We caught up with him in a brief break in his busy schedule fitting in College work, gigs and writing new material.

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Second year Music student, Harry Baker, previously at Weydon School, has recently released his first album entitled Friends, Themes and Poems now available both on iTunes and as hard copy.

Sporting Success Celebrated

Three College Sport students Terry Brigdale, previously at Eggar's School, Tia Ruel, previously at Treloars and Jonathan Berg, previously at Bohunt recently received accolades at the East Hampshire Sports Awards, recognising sporting achievements and participation across the county.

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The East Hampshire Sports Awards 2016 were recently presented at a special evening held at the Old Thorn Manor Hotel. More than 300 sportsmen and women from across the region congregated to recognise sporting  achievements and the commitment of the people who make success possible, like coaches and officials.

Student Investors

Four teams of Business students have made it through to the semi-final of the 2016 Student Investor Challenge. More than 10,000 teams took part in the first stage of the competition with only 500 teams progressing to the semi-final which takes place online over four weeks across February and March.

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Four teams of Business students have made it through to the semi-final of the 2016 Student Investor Challenge. More than 10,000 teams took part in the first stage of the competition with only 500 teams progressing to the semi-final which takes place online over four weeks across February and March.

Tate Art Exchange

A group of Art students are participating in a very exciting project run by The Tate in collaboration with the Red Cross called BP Art Exchange. The project is running in parallel in Denmark and will feature in a major exhibition for the opening of Tate 2 in June.

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A group of Art students are participating in a very exciting project run by The Tate in collaboration with the Red Cross called BP Art Exchange. The project is running in parallel in Denmark and will feature in a major exhibition for the opening of Tate 2 in June. Ten College students are involved in the programme which started earlier in the year and continues until June.

Scientific Enlightenment

A small group of biology students travelled to The Diamond Light Centre, the UK's national synchrotron science facility in Oxford which is used by over 3000 academic and industrial researchers across a wide range of scientific disciplines. The students undertook a series of workshops, including hands-on lab experiments, a tour of the facilities and a classroom session on drugs and disease.

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A small group of biology students travelled to The Diamond Light Centre, the UK's national synchrotron science facility in Oxford which is used by over 3000 academic and industrial researchers across a wide range of scientific disciplines.

Fashion students weave their magic

Brilliant Creative Arts students teamed up with undergraduates from the Winchester School of Art to compete against other colleges to design and produce fashion garments recently. One team finished in second place and designer and panel judge Reem Alasadi likened their work to Comme de Garcons and said she would buy the garments herself!

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Fashion students across all levels of courses on offer at Alton College (A level, BTEC and Foundation degree) attended the event at Winchester School of Art at which they were in competition with students from a number of local colleges. The students worked in two teams, one of which finished second overall in the competition, to design and produce a range of fashion items.

Joel hits the right note

Joel Knee, previously at The Petersfield School, recently won the prestigious Michael Hurd Young Composers Award. The competition is part of the Petersfield Music Festival and was established following the local composer's death in 2006 with the aim of giving local young composers a platform to showcase their music.

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Joel Knee, previously at The Petersfield School, recently won the prestigious Michael Hurd Young Composers Award. The competition is part of the Petersfield Music Festival and was established following the local composer's death in 2006 with the aim of giving local young composers a platform to showcase their music, and to support them in their development as a musician.

Army Engineers

Engineering students learnt Army standard Bicycle Maintenance when Staff Sergeant Paul Birkbeck and Lance Corporal Alex Moorcroft from Abingdon Race Team visited The Sonardyne Centre last week.

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Following the introduction of the Bicycle Maintenance module to the BTEC Level 2 Engineering course last year, Staff Sergeant Paul Birkbeck and Lance Corporal Alex Moorcroft from the Abingdon Regimental Army Bicycle Race Team (Oxfordshire) visited College once again to help students with their bike maintenance checks.

Challenging Maths Success

The Senior Maths Team finished an exceptional 13th out of 86 teams in the National Finals of the UK Senior Team Maths Challenge in London recently. The team (pictured with Dave Lynch, Curriculum Manager for Maths) comprising of Chris Hughes, Ali Bayliss, Paul Cumner and Will Young competed in several challenges including a shuttle round in which they achieved 100%. 

 

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The Senior Maths Team finished an exceptional 13th out of 86 teams in the National Finals of the UK Senior Team Maths Challenge in London recently.

Musical futures secured and famous jazz teacher's return!

Alton College’s music department are celebrating a symphony of good news this month with six students being offered places to study at the UK’s top Conservatoires (the musical equivalent of university) while world class jazz trumpeter and alumna Laura Jurd, previously at Amery Hill, returns to campus to teach the Specialist Music Performance (Jazz) course.

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Following a rigorous auditioning process, six students were offered places to study at the country's best music conservatoires.

 

 

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