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Barton students ASPIRE to the heights

On just one day in November, A level students had the difficult choice of learning more about the Dutch painter Vermeer, French subtitled movies or biodiversity in Southampton at lunchtime workshops. The weekly talks are offered through Barton Peveril’s ASPIRE programme (formerly known as Gifted and Talented) to stretch students’ minds and encourage them to explore…

Learn Maths with Barton Peveril’s You Tube star

Maths students starting their courses at Barton Peveril this month will be taught by the region’s Sixth Form Teacher of the Year – Jack Brown. He has been recognised for his achievements at the Daily Echo Education Awards 2017. Jack has been teaching for eight years and supplements his classroom lessons with popular online videos…

PE Teacher shortlisted for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Alix Christopher from Barton Peveril Sixth Form College has been shortlisted for the Positive Role Model for Age Award at the National Diversity Awards 2017. She is a full time Teacher of Sport and PE and an outstanding role model for students at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College. Her energy and desire to make all…

National honours for Barton Peveril’s student services

Barton Peveril College took first prize for Student Services at the annual Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) awards. The honour recognised the College’s achievements in supporting students to make the most of their learning opportunities as they prepare for university-level study and their future careers. Assistant Principal Nicola Carcone is delighted that staff have gained…

Praise from Germany’s Ambassador for language teacher Helen Wheelwright

Barton Peveril’s Helen Wheelwright has been recognised in the annual national German Teacher Awards for her achievements in making language learning fun. Together with her Barton Peveril A Level students, she organised an entertaining German Day for a hundred secondary school pupils, with support from the Goethe Institute in London and undergraduates from the University…

College shortlisted for prestigious TES Award

Our transition from traditional teaching into technological learning has paid off as Barton Peveril College has been shortlisted for a national Times Education Supplement (TES) Award. Barton Peveril is the only college in Southampton shortlisted for the ‘outstanding use of technology for improving teaching, learning and assessment’ category for this year’s ceremony. Now in its…

Virtual reality brings lessons to life

They’ve soared through the solar system, explored holy places in Jerusalem and discovered environmental changes in Borneo – and they haven’t even left the college classroom. Google’s newest virtual reality teaching tool has bought lessons to life at Barton Peveril College by allowing staff to educate students using immersive trips to get up close with…

Logarithmic love song takes teacher to the international final of FameLab

Our guitar playing Head of Maths has won his way to the international finals of a science competition with his logarithmic love song. Kyle Evans wowed judges at the regional and national heats of FameLab, a competition in which scientists have just three minutes to explain their research in a funny and accessible way. Organised…

Rolling back the years

Psychology teacher, Sharon Tanner, and Head of the Humanities Faculty, Steve Mukherjee, had plenty to reminisce about when they joined colleagues and our senior management team for afternoon tea. Sharon and Steve have both worked at Barton Peveril for 20 years – a length of service shared with Learning Support team member, Lois Crouch. The…

Law in order

Law lecturer, Ann Radford, has made her first foray into publishing after co-writing a revision guide. Ann is an assistant principal examiner for AS Law and also tests questions and scrutinises future papers set for the A2 course by examining body OCR. More than 6000 students who sit the OCR AS level exam every year…