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Engineering Worldskills at Alton College

The regional heats of the Worldskills UK Industrial Electronics competition took place in Alton College’s state-of-the-art Sonardyne Centre for Design Technology last month. Participants, including a number of students from Alton College, undertook a series of written and practical tasks over the course of a day. At the end...

Alton College welcomed a delegation of 34 students, parents and teachers from the cities of Taizhou (Jiangsu Province) and Zhongshan (Guandong Province) in the People’s Republic of China for a tour of the campus, a physics lesson and lunch before they went on to explore the other attractions of Alton including Jane Austen’s House. During the physics lesson the students conducted several...

Alton College hosted a ‘Year 9 Gifted and Talented’ event at the end of June, attended by Year 9 students and their parents from partner schools. The keynote presentation was from Dr Robert Wilkins, Admissions Tutor at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, who gave an enlightening insight into what pupils can be doing now to gain that competitive edge when applying to university. This was...

Our new students starting in September enjoyed an amazing day at WelcomeFest 2015 in July. The morning was dedicated to exploring subject areas through workshops and talks while the afternoon was more relaxed watching talented current students perform for a chance to play at Butserfest. Optional #gettingahead summer work now available...

Earlier in the month, several Alton College students competed in the Hampshire County Athletics Championships in Portsmouth as part of the Aldershot & District team. All students were extremely successful in their respective disciplines. Luke Dorrell, previously at Heath End School, came first in the 100m sprint and Freya Davis, previously at Hawley Place School, also came first in the...