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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…

Championing change

This summer 4171 students across the UK sat A Level Computing exams. According to Joint Council for Qualifications data, just 314 of them were girls – but the number who achieved A or A* grades outstripped the boys by almost three per cent. Among the high fliers was Barton Peveril student, Phoebe Chapman  who will…

Radio star

What does it take to stand out from 8000 other applicants and become a paid intern at Radio 1? Former Media student Pete Simmons popped back to share the inside track with current students and Head of Department, Adrian Kelly. Pete is now working as a team assistant for Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra on…