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STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths) subject promotion continues at Alton College as we were recently one of three colleges in Hampshire to be accepted by the Royal Society Associate Schools and Colleges scheme. This is a UK network of enthusiastic teachers who share their experience and work in order to help promote excellence in science and mathematics teaching.

The application...

Earlier in the year, several Alton College students participated in the British Biology Olympiad. More than 6000 students from around the UK take part in the competition, but only the top 16% receive awards. The first stage of the competition took place at College and involved a two hour multiple choice exam...

Alton College student Eliot Finch, previously at The Petersfield School, was recently shortlisted for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. The competition calls on young, amateur and professional photographers worldwide to put nature in the spotlight and raise awareness of its beauty. Eliot studied AS photography in his first year at Alton College and chose to submit this...

On Thursday 27 March a full coach of first year AS English Literature students set off for two days to trace the footsteps of local poet, Edward Thomas. English students are very fortunate to be studying a poet whose main body of work was inspired by, and written in, Steep. 6am found the group on the top of Shoulder of Mutton Hill in the pouring rain, thinking about Thomas, seeing more or less...

Alton College staff maintain and develop outstanding links with industry which benefit students as they bring these specialist skills and expertise into the classroom. Curriculum Manager for Creative Arts, Amanda Bollini and Teacher of Photography Paul Williams exemplified this when they were invited for a day with Olympus UK and unparalleled access to HMS Victory.

On 7 May, Amanda and...