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Congratulations Class of 2015!

The 1160 students who sat A-level exams at Barton Peveril this summer have maintained the excellent results of recent years. A 76% A* to C pass rate at A-level and overall pass rate of 98.3% for students taking A-levels and the Extended Project sits in line with results for the past seven years. 67% of…

Volunteers make a difference

A team of student volunteers spent a week of their summer break helping to improve facilities and teaching resources at a primary school in Kenya. The visit to Hadassah Mission School in the slum area of Nakuru saw a dozen students and staff immerse themselves in African culture as they witnessed the realities of life for…

Heart and Soul

Barton Peveril soul band ended the college year on a high note after being invited to perform at the prestigious Music for Youth National Festival in Birmingham. The annual five day event brought together 8000 inspiring young musicians from schools and colleges throughout the UK.  Barton Soul followed in the footsteps of the college choir…

Les Miserables – here at last!

A sell-out production of the world’s best-loved musical sees 73 students from Barton Peveril and local schools storming the barricades at Theatre Royal, Winchester from 25 – 27 June. Les Misérables needs little introduction and the school edition of the show packs a punch every bit as powerful as the original, remaining faithful to its…

Charity climb

His current focus is on A Level exams but within days of completing the last paper Matt Wateridge will be hard at work in an East African hospital before climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of Help for Heroes. The 18-year-old Biology, Chemistry and Maths student has a place to study medicine at Manchester University when he…

For England and St George

Five Citizenship students took part in a festival celebrating St George’s Day as part of a project exploring the diverse communities that shape our identity. ‘It’s Our England’ asked groups of students from Barton Peveril and other local colleges to think about the importance of national identity together with past, present and future ideas of…

Taking a twirl

Shannon Newsom was just four years old when she first got the baton twirling bug. Twelve years on and she is bowing out on a high having won World and European Championship titles as part of the England team at a recent competition in Italy. Going for gold has taken up most of Shannon’s free…

Six-a-side success

Barton Peveril footballers added to an impressive season’s trophy haul by winning the Hampshire six-a-side tournament for the first time since 2008. The team won every game in the group phase beating Totton, Bournemouth and Poole, St Vincents and Peter Symonds without conceding a goal. Sparsholt were beaten in the quarter finals, Farnborough were beaten…

Moroccan adventure

Camel trekking across the Sahara, a night spent in a Berber desert camp and a traditional feast under the stars were highlights of a Moroccan adventure experienced by  A Level Geography students. Beginning and ending in Marrakesh, the five day trip took students far beyond the souks and city walls. Excursions included the Todgha Gorge…

Japan via London

An afternoon at the Japanese Embassy in London introduced modern language students to new aspects of Japanese culture and improved their character writing skills. Club Taishikan takes its name from the Japanese word for embassy and runs a series of weekly workshops on everything from origami and calligraphy to traditional dress and dancing. Students following…