Students at our Alton Campus benefit from two Centres of Excellence – A Level Centre of Excellence and Technical Centre of Excellence.
We offer over 30 A Levels and a broad range of extracurricular activities such as the Debating Society, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Creative Writing and Choral Society at HSDC Alton. This rich experience enables around 40% of our A Level students to progress to Russell Group universities each year and into professions such as Architecture and Medicine. So far this year, 43 Alton students have applied to Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine, Veterinary and Dentistry courses.
Alton Campus students can also choose to study a mixture of A Levels and vocational qualifications, combining coursework-based assessment with external exams through our Mixed Programme. We offer a range of 16 qualifications equivalent to an A Level that are either fully assessed through coursework assignments throughout the year or have 50% external assessment. 76% of Alton students progressed successfully to university in September 2020 to study competitive subjects such as Engineering and Law.
With the introduction of three new T Levels, our Technical Centre of Excellence is expanding. By 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. 74% of students achieved high grades in Summer 2020.