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‘Flipping lessons’, a dynamic learning method placing students in the driving seat, has led Alton College to be recognised for progressive teaching in Chemistry A Level.

The September issue of the Royal Society of Chemistry magazine, ‘Education in Chemistry’, features Fiona Revell, Head of Chemistry, using the innovative technique to promote interactive learning in her classroom.

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Students from the Class of 2013 were welcomed back to College to collect some special awards. Each year, we celebrate the outstanding achievements from our students and enjoy reminiscing about their time at Alton.

The evening started with a welcome from Ian Gibson, Chair of Governors, and Jane Machell, our Principal. Jane then introduced guest speaker Clare McAvinchey, a former Alton...

A group of Biology students spent more than two weeks in Cuba as part of an exciting marine biology expedition.

During the first week, all of the students became certified PADI open water divers allowing them to explore the pristine coral reef in the National Park. The expedition was based on the Isle of Youth to the south of Cuba.

In the second week, the students spent time...

Alton College students, yet again, are celebrating outstanding examination results with a near 99% pass rate at A Level. At 56%, more than half of all students taking A levels achieved the very top grades of A*- B and nearly 85% overall celebrated high grades of A* - C. In addition, Alton College has beaten the national average at the very highest grades of A* - A.

Over 22 subjects...

'Student Watch' is a Hampshire Police project that is being run in the College for the first time. 14 students completing the Uniformed level 2 or level 3 Public Services course have already signed up, been vetted by the Hampshire Police and started the 10 module course.

Student volunteers will take part in police led initiatives designed to increase their awareness of...