Ashbourne welcomes ambitious, hardworking and high achieving students from all over the world and is committed to offering as much choice and flexibility as possible to suit students’ individual educational needs.
Our 18-month A level programme starts in January and has been designed to accommodate students who are unable to join the two-year A level programme in September. It is ideal for students moving schools, relocating and coming from another country with a different academic calendar, for example.
18-month A level programme
The 18-month A level programme comprises 17 weeks teaching in the first year and 31 weeks in the second. Students receive increased teaching hours during the first year (January to July) to allow them to cover all of the material required. The remaining course material is covered over three terms in the second year. Students can choose from a wide variety of A level subjects for this programme. Ashbourne students have consistently achieved excellent A level results with more than 50% going on to study at Russell Group universities. Our focus on individual attention, emphasis on exam technique and generous teaching hours are just a few keys to this success.
Our students take lessons in small groups of less than 10. This provides students with the space to engage more effectively and for teachers to offer greater levels of individual attention and homework set. It also builds excellent rapport between students and teachers. Dedicated UCAS and Personal Tutors complement this personal approach by offering one-to-one support and guidance to help students fulfil their academic potential and find a career path that best suits them, including applying to Oxbridge and for Medicine.
Ashbourne offers almost double the usual teaching hours so that students can complete the syllabus in a relaxed and confident manner, with plenty of time for structured, supervised work in class and revision at the end of the course.
Ashbourne places great emphasis on teaching exam technique which we believe is critical to achieving the best A level results. Mocks are set each half term, based on previous exam papers, and students receive a post-exam progress report.
Ashbourne embraces a friendly, informal and ‘grown-up’ approach to education which encourages independent thinking, discipline and high expectations.