Transfers from AS to A2 level

Ashbourne welcomes applications from sixth form students who would like to transfer to our college from another school, whether in the UK or overseas. We work closely with every student to create an education programme that is tailored to their individual needs making any transition as smooth as possible, including moving from AS level to A level. Students can choose from more than 25 A level subjects, without restriction, and select different course lengths where appropriate, including starting a new one year A level.

Students wishing to transfer to Ashbourne for their second year of A level may need to change exam boards. In general, at least 85% of content is common to all exam boards making it a relatively straightforward transition. Ashbourne allocates more teaching hours per subject than most schools allowing students to complete the syllabus in a relaxed and confident manner with plenty of time for revision at the end of the course. With fewer than 10 per class our teachers are able to offer students individual attention ensuring they cover all the necessary content and are able to provide feedback on assigned work. Students sit half-termly mock exams, based on past papers, allowing them to assess their progress and develop essential exam technique, which we believe is critical to achieving the best A level results.

Ashbourne students consistently achieve outstanding A level exam results, (50% A*/A over the past 5 years), helping us to remain in the top two of similar private high schools in London for many years. Ashbourne is also placed in the top 5% of UK schools and colleges that offer A levels as a result of the level of performance improvement we achieve, or ‘value added’.

Our friendly, informal and adult approach to education makes it easy for students to settle in and helps prepare them for university life and the workplace. Every student is supported and guided in their personal development and academic progress throughout their time at the college by a dedicated Personal Tutor. This includes expert careers advice and one-to-one support in applying to university, from choosing the right course, writing a compelling personal statement and interview practice all the way to accepting the best offer. More than half of our students go on to Russell Group universities including UCL, Imperial College, LSE, Oxford and Cambridge. We also offer specialised university application programmes for competitive courses such as MedicineEngineering, Finance-related and entry to Oxford and Cambridge. More than half of our students go on to Russell Group universities including UCL, Imperial College, LSE, Oxford and Cambridge.

Ashbourne is situated in a fantastic part of London, close to many world-class venues and establishments, and we attract students from all over the world, making Ashbourne a vibrant and exciting place to learn.

Please get in touch by email or phone +44 020 7937 3858 now to discuss how we can help develop your individual learning programme and prepare for the coming academic year at Ashbourne.

Why Choose Ashbourne College?
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Studying at Ashbourne helped me to explore new horizons in art and discover the diverse culture of London. Two years of A-level program have provided me with a knowledge of various Textiles and Fine Art techniques which I hope would be taken further within my specialist area at the university. History of Art helped to develop analytical skills which are absolutely necessary in order to formulate my aesthetic. Now I hope to find my own way within the broad Fashion industry
LidiiaArt and Design (Foundation) at Central St Martins
Treated with kindness and respect whilst being taught to grow as an individual personally and academically
Ashbourne is a wonderful place to teach and an even better place to study. The staff treat the students as adults and the mutual respect results in a relaxed university approach to study. Teaching classes that only have a max of 10 allows for individual tuition and greater differentiation within the groups helping the students grow in confidence and develop a love for their subjects. I really like the fact that students are encouraged to refer to their tutors by their first name and feel that this breaks down tutor/student boundaries and means that the students are confident in asking for help. Brilliant students, brilliant tutors, great place to work
Rachel TeasdaleFormer Head of GCSE and Biology Teacher
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