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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…

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…

Cambridge Academics Day Prepares Potential Future Students

Over 100 Barton Peveril students were given the unique opportunity to experience a day with academic fellows and current students from the University of Cambridge. The Cambridge Academics Day – the first ever event of its kind run by the university saw nine fellows including lecturers, a doctor and a professor from Trinity College attend…

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,…

Ping pong participation

A group of vocational Sport students acted as umpires for Hampshire County Council’s Over 65s tennis tournament. The annual Ping Pong Event was organised by the council’s Older People’s Wellbeing Team and offered coaching sessions to improve skills as well as an opportunity to see top county players in action.  There were singles competitions for…

Bard news

Drama and Performing Arts students added a valuable line to their CVs when they took part in a mentoring initiative at The Berry Theatre in Hedge End. Following the success of the students’ 15-minute Macbeth – their own version of Shakespeare’s tragedy created for performance in secondary schools  – local Y9 pupils were inspired to…

Message hits home

“Being busted by the drug squad probably saved my life. I can’t change my past – but I knew I could change my future.” The hard-hitting testimony of former stock market millionaire, Shaun Attwood, provided an inspirational lecture for Sociology, Citizenship, Film and Media students at Barton Peveril. Attwood – who thought his glitzy lifestyle…