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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…

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…

15 Oxbridge Offers for 2017

The weeks of waiting are finally over for 15 Barton Peveril students who’ve just received offers from the universities of Oxford or Cambridge. The prestigious places at the UK’s top academic institutions have been offered in a variety of subjects including Medicine, Mathematics, Engineering and Natural Sciences. 11 of the 15 students who received an…

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…

19 Oxford and Cambridge Offers for 2016

We are very proud to announce that 19 students currently studying at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have had offers from the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge this week to study a wide range of subjects in 2016. The students who have received offers came to us from Hamble Community Sports College,…

11 Daily Echo Curtain Call Nominations

  We’ve waited with baited breath and finally the votes are in – The Daily Echo’s Curtain Call Awards have nominated current and former Barton Peveril students for 11 awards this year. After hours of debate, a panel of independent judges have decided on their favourite shows of this year in the amateur dramatics domain….

RIBA rewards former student

A former Barton Peveril student has received a prize for excellence from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Andrew Chard (21) was one of the winners of the Leslie Jones Memorial Prize awarded to Oxford Brookes School of Architecture BA undergraduates for the most progress in built construction by the Oxfordshire branch of RIBA….

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…