Rising up the ranks
Alton College has been ranked the second highest-achieving sixth form college in Hampshire and the third in the South by The Sunday Times.
Moving up an overall seven places from 2014, the college takes 11th place of the 75 surveyed UK sixth form colleges.
The results, taken from Department for Education data, include the top students’ exam results - specifically the percentage who achieved AAB grades at A-level, including two facilitating subjects.
Alton College principal Jane Machell said: “The news is testament to our specialist teaching and support staff, and the tremendous achievements of students. For over 35 years their hard work and dedication has continued to make Alton College an outstanding place to learn. We are thrilled to be the third highest-achieving sixth form in the south.
“We provide an exceptional bridge between school and higher education or work. Our students receive fantastic support and access to further enrichment throughout their time here and they leave us well prepared for their future.”
Damian Hinds, MP for East Hampshire, commented: “I am absolutely delighted to see Alton College ranked 11th in The Sunday Times national league tables for sixth form colleges, a result which actually places them third in the south. It’s a fantastic achievement for students and staff alike. Many congratulations to Jane Machell and her outstanding team. The college is one of the real jewels in the East Hampshire crown, and we can all be very proud to have such a leading institution in our area.”
Find out more about Alton College at www.altoncollege.ac.uk