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Braving the elements

Our annual fashion show never fails to disappoint and this year’s catwalk extravaganza more than lived up to expectations with a wide-ranging celebration of the elements in all their visual and textural glory. More than 50 AS students drew inspiration from earth, air, fire, water and metal while 32 A2 students explored individual themes ranging…

Poldark prestige for former student

The BBC’s eagerly awaited remake of the 18th century Cornish saga Poldark brings the talents of Hampshire-born actress Crystal Leaity to the nation’s prime time television screens. The former Barton Peveril and Mountbatten School drama student will appear in the second episode of the series as Margaret, a young woman Ross Poldark (Aiden Turner) turns…

Enterprising effort

A range of quality sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts and beanie hats designed by students specifically for the teenage market scooped the Best Product prize at this year’s Young Enterprise trade fair in Southampton. Standard Attire’s West Quay win followed their success in Barton Peveril’s internal Entrepreneurship Competition and demonstrated teamwork skills alongside a clear aptitude for…

New record set for BCS

It’s the sporting highlight of the college calendar and Barton Peveril will be represented in a record seven different sports at next month’s British Colleges Sport championships held at Bath University. Trampolinist Catherine Tilling is hoping to repeat her gold medal performance for the South East team as one of five students selected for the…

Unity on the airwaves

Media Diploma student Haden Pone had his voluntary work with Unity 101 recognised by a formal award at the community radio station’s celebration evening. Haden came to Barton Peveril from Swanmore College and received the Unity 101 College Award for Exceptional Achievement based on his Extended Project in radio broadcasting. Media students at Barton Peveril…

Oxbridge offers

From English to Medicine, Earth Sciences to Fine Art, this year’s crop of offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge celebrates a broad span of subject choices and an Oxford acceptance level more than twice the published average. Two out of three applicants for Medicine achieved places, making Oxford the destination of choice for Ryan…

Death camp brought to life

News that the government is investing £50m in a new Holocaust memorial and education centre in central London has been welcomed by this year’s Lessons from Auschwitz ambassadors, Lauren Tew and Faye Momber. Each year Barton Peveril selects two Modern History students to take part in the project which offers 16-18 year-olds a profound insight…

Twilight experiments

The chance to find out more about what it means to study Chemistry at degree level is a popular option for A Level chemists attending twilight practical sessions at the University of Southampton. The fun sessions are run by postgraduate students and offer students the chance to carry out a range of supervised practical techniques…

Maths awards add up

Barton Peveril’s A Level mathematicians  achieved an impressive eight gold, 18 silver and 14 bronze awards in the UK Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge. High fliers Jowan Atkinson, Tabitha Sparks, Dominic Carey and Curtis Clement went on to represent Barton Peveril in the regional heat of the team competition, coming a very close second after…