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Winning poem inspired by painting

Every picture tells a story – and the opportunity to explore the meaning behind a painting by Victorian artist Edwin Long led to a national competition win for Barton Peveril student, Brigitte de Valk. Brigitte (17) wrote a poem in response to the scene portrayed in The Babylonian Marriage Market, an extraordinary painting depicting an…

Royal appointment

Finding yourself lost for words when introduced to royalty is one thing – but being unable to speak because you’re wearing a scientific mask is quite another! That was the situation rising golf star Emma Allen  found herself in when the Duchess of Cambridge toured an athlete workshop at the GSK Human Performance Lab in…

Culture Secretary visits

Students found themselves performing to a high profile audience when Culture Secretary Sajid Javid paid a flying visit at the invitation of Mims Davies, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Eastleigh. Mr Javid toured art, sport and performing arts facilities, dropping in on lessons, chatting to students and taking in a performance of songs from The Lion…

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…

Life-changing experience

A fortnight at the forefront of the civil service proved a life-changing experience for Eastleigh teenager Esme Lillywhite. The Barton Peveril student was one of just 80 people selected for the Social Mobility Foundation’s Whitehall Internship Programme which helps high-achieving students from low income backgrounds gain valuable insights into leading universities and professions. Eligibility for…

High flier

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And what a way Sam Waddington  chose to prove the old English proverb during a life-changing trip to America. For two weeks this summer, the former Kings’ School, Winchester, pupil joined other disabled UK teenagers for his first taste of solo international travel and an exchange programme focusing…

Results day 2014

We’re celebrating another year of outstanding results and individual student successes after our class of 2014 achieved a 98.1% A*to E pass rate at A Level. A* to C grades were netted by 76% of students with 61% of those taking the Extended Project alongside A Levels attaining A*-B. Top A* grades in at least one subject were secured…

Cabaret

This year’s College production was Cabaret –  and the critics loved it! The Daily Echo praised the ‘excellent performances of maturity and depth’ at the heart of the show, while Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton echoed the sentiments of many in the audience when he tweeted: “Just come back from a truly amazing performance of Cabaret at…

Flat pack hack

Three Product Design students from Barton Peveril swept the board in a design hack competition run by Southampton Solent University in partnership with Ikea. Hazel Crosland, Emily Braybrook and Emma Chiddle designed and built sustainable furniture by combining existing Ikea products – a process known as upcycling. Their work was displayed in the Southampton store…

Going for gold

Ten Barton Peveril sportsmen and women were selected to represent the South East in this year’s British Colleges Sport competitions, bringing home no less than five gold medals from the national championships at Bath University. Tennis player Natalie Sayer (formerly Cams Hill) won the women’s singles competition for the second year running, retaining her title…