Pewsey Vale students get taste of college life

Pewsey Vale students during the motor vehicle session

Pewsey Vale students during the motor vehicle session

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More than 60 Year 10 students from Pewsey Vale spent a day at Andover College as further education students explore the courses available to them.

The 14 and 15-year-olds each chose three, one-hour workshops from the college’s huge range of A-level and vocational-based subjects.

Stuart Barlow, Andover College’s assistant principal, said: “Making the change from secondary school to studying at a further education level is a very exciting element of these students’ development.

“As part of our role in supporting potential students we are keen for them to experience the subjects they could study once they attend college, but also meet the excellent teaching staff and get a sense of the fantastic life here on the campus.”

In the dedicated sixth form would-be biologists tested samples for alcohol levels, food consumed and diabetes. In Creative Writing witty one liners and masterful paragraphs were order of the day, whereas for those thinking of working with vehicles there was the opportunity to explore the workshop and look under a bonnet or two.

From September, Andover College is launching a subsidised return bus service for students travelling from Pewsey, Upavon and Everleigh. The new route is open to all new and existing students.

For further information on the courses available visit www.andover.ac.uk or call (01264) 36000.

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