News Archive

43 weeks ago

Preparing students for higher education with extra learning experiences to stretch and challenge them are part of the curriculum at Alton College. A group of A level Biology students visited the University of Southampton’s Maths and Science Learning Centre for a gene technology day. Students were offered the opportunity to use a thermal cycler to carry out PCR (polymerase chain reaction, a...

Lucy Bayliss, previously at Amery Hill School and Sara Garanito, previously at Calthorpe Park School took part in this year’s Mathematical Olympiad for Girls. Over 1700 girls nationwide participated, with the top 25% receiving a Certificate of Distinction. The Mathematical Olympiad for Girls is an event run by the UK Mathematics Trust, introduced in 2011 to help schools and college nurture the...

46 weeks ago

The inaugural Alton College Foundation Second Year Student Awards Ceremony took place in the Wessex Arts Centre on campus recently.  The Foundation introduced the awards to celebrate students who had shown outstanding achievements within their subjects.  The Ceremony incorporated two other annual awards, namely the FB Design and Detail Award, sponsored by David Forrest and the Mason...

48 weeks ago

Attending lectures from first class academics is part of many courses at Alton College. Not all learning takes place in classrooms; students often take part in trips, talks and lectures outside campus. As part of their A level Philosophy course, students recently attended an Ethics lecture at Bedales School.  Alf Hamer, Daniel Guy and Peter Baillie, all previously at Amery Hill School,...

As part of the wide range of extra-curricular activities available to students at Alton College, a group of staff and students, led by Dr Libby Smith, Curriculum Manager for Biology travelled to Dominica as part of ‘Operation Wallacea – conservation research through academic partnerships.’ The expedition ran over two weeks with the group...