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Winning streak

The Maths Department is on a winning streak!  Hard on the heels of our success in the Senior Team Mathematics Challenge Barton Peveril made its debut entry in the longstanding SATRO AS Maths Challenge– and won! Tamsin Newlove, Curtis Clement, Chris Finch, Sam Silvester and Dominic Carey spent two hours tackling a series of questions…

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…

STEM success

Balloon cars, forensic investigations, graphing software, a robotics challenge and Raspberry Pi programming were among the cerebral challenges relished by more than 200 promising young scientists taking part in STEM days at Barton Peveril College. The first event saw Science Department staff run a series of workshops for Y10 students from Brookfield, Crestwood, Quilley, Swanmore,…

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…

Writer returns

Author and screenwriter David Nicholls described how a passage in an A Level text inspired his best-selling novel One Day when he returned to his home town as part of Eastleigh Library’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Nicholls’ enduring love of Thomas Hardy started while he was a student at Barton Peveril in the early Eighties.  He…