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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…

Heart and Soul

Barton Peveril soul band ended the college year on a high note after being invited to perform at the prestigious Music for Youth National Festival in Birmingham. The annual five day event brought together 8000 inspiring young musicians from schools and colleges throughout the UK.  Barton Soul followed in the footsteps of the college choir…

Les Miserables – here at last!

A sell-out production of the world’s best-loved musical sees 73 students from Barton Peveril and local schools storming the barricades at Theatre Royal, Winchester from 25 – 27 June. Les Misérables needs little introduction and the school edition of the show packs a punch every bit as powerful as the original, remaining faithful to its…

Charity climb

His current focus is on A Level exams but within days of completing the last paper Matt Wateridge will be hard at work in an East African hospital before climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of Help for Heroes. The 18-year-old Biology, Chemistry and Maths student has a place to study medicine at Manchester University when he…

For England and St George

Five Citizenship students took part in a festival celebrating St George’s Day as part of a project exploring the diverse communities that shape our identity. ‘It’s Our England’ asked groups of students from Barton Peveril and other local colleges to think about the importance of national identity together with past, present and future ideas of…