News Archive

9 weeks ago

As part of Alton College’s preparation for T Levels, we are reaching out to local employers to come in and speak to students about life in the workplace and their career journeys to date. The initiative started recently with the visit of a young, local engineer, Nadia Domanski from Woking who studied at the University of Bath. She is now working on Oil Rigs for the global Engineering company...

10 weeks ago

Each week we will be highlighting a different subject from our broad range of A level and vocational qualifications and exploring the students, staff, trips and course content. Starting this week with Geography.

Here is Curriculum Manager for Humanities, Social Sciences and Music - Teacher of Geography, Fiona Webb. Last week,  Fiona was our...

"Having told my BTEC Level 2 Engineering class at the beginning of the year that I was a big Formula 1 fan, one of the students, Michael Greenfield told me that his Dad, Ian worked for McLaren Racing in Woking.

One month later, ten members of the course and 3 members of staff headed off to Woking in a minibus full of anticipation and delight.

Having been given VIP treatment we...

11 weeks ago

Congratulations to seven Maths students who recently participated in the annual Maths Olympiad for Girls, two of which achieved a distinction. The challenge lasts two and half hours and consists of five involved mathematical problems each worth 10 marks. In order to achieve a distinction, participants must get a mark of at least 27. Molly Bruce, previously at Horndean Technology College...

12 weeks ago

The Bar Mock Trial team recently took part in the South Regional round of the Young Citizens Mock Trial Competition held at Guildford Crown Court.  The competition is a unique opportunity for students aged 15-18 from all over the UK to gain unparalleled insight into the justice system. The competition immerses students in all aspects of a criminal trial, as they take on the roles of...