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Barton students head east for a unique insight into China

Students and staff from Barton Peveril got a unique insight into life and culture in China on a two week trip to Xiamen and Shanghai. The visit, arranged with the Confucius Institute of the University of Southampton and subsidised by China’s Department for Education, combined intensive language learning with a varied range of activities including…

National recognition for Barton art student

Barton Peveril art student Edward Davison was one of just 16 A level students to win a place on a prestigious summer school in architectural drawing organised by the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust and Kingston University. The event in Somerset gave the talented 17 year olds an intensive hands-on introduction to the art of…

Barton goes Bavarian for Schools’ German Day

Bavarian

100 enthusiastic linguists from the South’s schools attended Barton Peveril’s first ever German Day. Youngsters from Brookfield, Gregg, Noadswood, Romsey, Swanmore, Westgate, Wildern and Wyvern schools were treated to a brilliant Bavarian event designed to encourage the study of languages post-16. Organised by the college and funded by the educational element of the German Embassy…

Comedy star returns to college

  His career spans BBC Radio 1, Capital FM and planning a national tour, but comedian Tom Deacon returned to his roots at his former sixth form for one day to inspire the next generation. Our A Level and Vocational students packed out the college lecture theatre to receive an inspiring talk from the comedian…

Philosophy to Parliament – How Eastleigh student got a seat in the Commons on International Women’s Day

A sixth form student from Hampshire was selected to sit in the House of Commons for International Women’s Day. 17-year-old Nicola Ezekude, a student at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh was invited to attend the Women and Equalities Select Committee meeting by MP for Eastleigh, Mims Davies. The first year student studying A…

Cambridge science award

A score of 77% in a tough science challenge earned  Tamsin Newlove a coveted place at a residential summer school and a Roentgenium Award from the University of Cambridge. The Chemistry, Physics and Further Maths student was placed in the top 0.7% of the 8481 teenagers who completed this year’s Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. Set by…

Congratulations Class of 2015!

The 1160 students who sat A-level exams at Barton Peveril this summer have maintained the excellent results of recent years. A 76% A* to C pass rate at A-level and overall pass rate of 98.3% for students taking A-levels and the Extended Project sits in line with results for the past seven years. 67% of…

Volunteers make a difference

A team of student volunteers spent a week of their summer break helping to improve facilities and teaching resources at a primary school in Kenya. The visit to Hadassah Mission School in the slum area of Nakuru saw a dozen students and staff immerse themselves in African culture as they witnessed the realities of life for…