News Archive

5 years ago

The first few lessons have now taken place in the College's brand new Engineering and Design & Technology building; The Sonardyne Centre.

Students are enjoying having tours around the new workrooms and settling into their exciting new environment.

Principal Jane Machell was handed the keys to the centre before half term. She thanked the team for completing such a...

What a great success our first Open Evening of the new academic year was!

College was buzzing with visitors and the atmosphere was vibrant and lively. Our student ambassadors were on top form as they raved about courses and college life to hundreds of potential new students.

You may have noticed that one of our buildings, The Sonardyne Centre, was not quite ready for visitors....

For the second year running, retired Geography teacher Steve Millar has presented the Steve Millar Award for Excellence in Geography, to the student who achieves top marks in their Geography AS level and continues the subject on to A level.

This year's winner is Charles Gooderham who has been presented with a certificate and prize of £100. 

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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...