sixth-form

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.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Stories Without Words the Performing Arts students' end of term Variety Show was a magical mix of audience participation and dance. Student Magazine ‘The Alternative’ Editor, Tom Brailey, formerly at The Petersfield School reviewed the show which ran over three nights. 

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Stories Without Words, the Performing Arts students' end of term Variety Show was a magical mix of audience participation and dance. Student Magazine ‘The Alternative’ Editor, Tom Brailey, formerly at The Petersfield School reviewed the show which ran over three nights. 

Outstanding Awards

Exceptional student successes were celebrated at Alton College’s annual Outstanding Awards presentation event in December. The awards are given for a range of achievements from academic to friendship and leadership and were presented by Jane Machell, Principal, sponsors and governors.

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Exceptional student successes were celebrated at Alton College’s annual Outstanding Awards presentation event in December. The awards are given for a range of achievements from academic to friendship and leadership. The ceremony was held on campus and attended by the recipients and their parents, and were presented by Jane Machell, Principal, sponsors and governors.

Royal Military Academy Visit

Students from the BTEC Public Services course at Alton College visited RMA Sandhurst to watch the Commandant’s Dress Rehearsal of the Sovereign’s Parade this month. It was a day full of music and the ceremony for the cadets completing their pass out parade having been at Sandhurst for a whole year.

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Students from the BTEC Public Services course at Alton College visited RMA Sandhurst to watch the Commandant’s Dress Rehearsal of the Sovereign’s Parade this month.

Engineering Squad UK

AC engineering students Jimmy Page previously at Perins School and Tom Andrews previously at The Petersfield School are two of only three students nationally to qualify for Squad UK in industrial electronics. After training one will be chosen to represent the UK at World Skills 2017 in Abu Dhabi.

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At the UK final of the national SkillsShow in Birmingham last month, Jimmy Page (previously at PerinsSchool) took Gold and Tom Andrews (previously at The Petersfield School) came fourth and was awarded highly commended. Both students were selected for Squad UK to be trained for selection for Abu Dhabi Worldskills in 2017.

WelcomeFest 2016

Date: 
7 July, 2016 - 10:00 - 16:00

Paralympic aspirations

Tia Ruel, an Alton College student, previously at Treloar’s School, is hoping to be one of the next set of Paralympians going to Tokyo in 2020 to represent Team GB in the sport of boccia. She is currently studying for the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport at College and hopes to become a full-time boccia player when she completes her studies.

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Tia Ruel, an Alton College student, previously at Treloar’s School, is hoping to be one of the next set of Paralympians going to Tokyo in 2020 to represent Team GB in the sport of boccia. She is currently studying for the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport at College and hopes to become a full-time boccia player when she completes her studies.

 

 

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