News Archive

13 weeks ago

Furthering links with Higher Education is integral to student learning at Alton College, and as part of this, Philosophy and History students were recently visited by Dr. Shaul Tor, Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy at King’s College, London. In his talk, he covered many topics including discussing the Greek Philosopher Xenophanes. ‘What if cows could draw gods? and What do we see in a rainbow?’...

15 weeks ago

As part of Alton College’s ongoing school liaison work, a group of Year 10 pupils from Amery Hill School recently visited the Philosophy department to explore topics including Philosophical Zombies and Consciousness.

The Amery Hill students, all currently studying GCSE Religious Studies, took part in an A-level Philosophy session which also incorporated a mini-debate, co-ordinated by...

As part of the BTEC Public Services course, students are given the opportunity to take part in a week long-field trip to take part in exciting outdoor activities and team-building exercises. A large group of students and four staff recently travelled to the Hampshire Mountain Centre in the Brecon Beacons in South Wales and completed two expeditions, caving, gorge walking, or...

16 weeks ago

Gifted and Talented pupils from Weydon School scooped first prize in this year’s Above and Beyond Competition. The theme this year was ‘2017 has given us new perspectives on our world’ and Year 10 pupils from Eggar’s School, The Petersfield School, Weydon School and Farnham Heath End School worked in teams to prepare an EPQ-style project (for example an artefact, presentation or performance)...

17 weeks ago

Alton College Music Department strengthened its links with higher education this week when a group of students took part, and came out winners of the annual Southampton Solent Sound Music Festival held at Solent University. The festival saw nine colleges across Hampshire and Wiltshire enter a “Battle of the Bands” competition with a first prize of £200. Alton College entered one of the bands...