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Physics prizes for hardworking students

Two talented A level Physics students have started their scientific career in style by winning prizes for their hard work and dedication. Josef Grimm (formerly from Brookfield Community School) and Lucy Lovell (from Mountbatten School) were nominated for the awards by College staff and received their book tokens from the Ogden Trust at the annual…

Creative engineering solutions win praise at the Big Bang Festival South East

Barton Peveril students impressed the organisers of the Big Bang Festival South East with two ingenious projects. They joined 9,000 young people from around the region at the South of England Showground at Ardingly to share their ideas and watch popular science in action. Joe Slattery and Ryan Billings* presented their ‘Noctural Greenhouse’ and the…

Barton goes Bavarian for Schools’ German Day

Bavarian

100 enthusiastic linguists from the South’s schools attended Barton Peveril’s first ever German Day. Youngsters from Brookfield, Gregg, Noadswood, Romsey, Swanmore, Westgate, Wildern and Wyvern schools were treated to a brilliant Bavarian event designed to encourage the study of languages post-16. Organised by the college and funded by the educational element of the German Embassy…

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…

Virtual reality brings lessons to life

They’ve soared through the solar system, explored holy places in Jerusalem and discovered environmental changes in Borneo – and they haven’t even left the college classroom. Google’s newest virtual reality teaching tool has bought lessons to life at Barton Peveril College by allowing staff to educate students using immersive trips to get up close with…

Science students experience Operating Theatre Live

16 aspiring student medics experienced a live operating theatre at a one day interactive science event. Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s only interactive dissection-based human body workshop set in a real operating theatre for those considering medicine, dentistry or biosciences courses. Barton Peveril science students attended the event in Basingstoke to see if they…

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…