Student Success at Alton

Students at our Alton Campus benefit from two Centres of Excellence – A Level Centre of Excellence and Technical Centre of Excellence.

Alton Campus A Level Centre of Excellence

Around 40% of our A Level students to progress to Russell Group universities each year and into professions such as Architecture and Medicine. 76% of Alton students progressed successfully to university in September 2020 to study competitive subjects such as Engineering and Law. So far this year, 43 Alton students have applied to Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine, Veterinary and Dentistry courses.

HSDC Alton A Level students have a 99.7% pass rate, with 53% of our students achieving the highest grades of A*- B.


Smiling student holds up her A Level results

Issy Vickery

Dedication to her studies landed Issy Vickery with a fantastic spread of results, achieving three A*s, an A and a Distinction*.

Issy studied A Levels in Geography, Biology and Psychology, the Extended Project Qualification and a BTEC in Music Performance (Jazz).

She said: “I am so pleased with my results, I couldn’t be happier – all the hard work paid off! I have accepted my place at the University of Durham to study Human Geography. Thank you to everyone at Alton who supported me along the way, it is much appreciated.”

Ellie Norfolk from HSDC Alton received two A*s and an A in Psychology, PE and Photography which left her with a very bright future ahead.

Ellie said: “I am extremely happy with my results which will enable me to study a degree in Psychology at Royal Holloway University. Even though studying through a pandemic has been difficult, my teachers have always been supportive and have provided varied ways of learning.”

Alton Campus Technical Centre of Excellence

HSDC Alton Vocational Level 3 students have a 99% pass rate, with 84% of our students achieving high grades.

student working at a bench in engineering workshop wearing protective eyewearWith the introduction of three new T Levels, our Technical Centre of Excellence is expanding. From September 2021, students will enjoy a new Games Design and Digital hub as well as our purpose-built Engineering workshops and science labs. Health – Adult Nursing T Level students will be able to develop technical skills in our new medical care centre, daycare and hospital bed bay settings.

With two Alton vocational teachers part of the prestigious World Skills UK Centre of Excellence, technical education at Alton has a bright future. 

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