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. We are currently running a comprehensive online distance learning programme for all of our students, delivering live streamed audio-visual lessons that allows interaction between teachers and students.

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?
StudentsParentsTeachers
My time at Ashbourne was a fun and exciting experience. It had a very relaxed atmosphere which helped me settle in very well. The College’s approach to teaching in the classrooms was very different to traditional 6th form Colleges and a lot more informal which I believe was a great aid in developing my skills in independent study. During my time as a student at Ashbourne, I was passionate about physics and maths as well as music. My teachers and other staff members were very supportive of this and were an incredible assistance in helping me find an ideal course at university which catered to my interest. Thanks to Ashbourne I went on to do a joint degree in Physics and Music at Cardiff University. I graduated in 2018 and have remained at Cardiff to do a masters in Astrophysics.
AmyBSc in Physics and Music and MA in Astrophysics at Cardiff University
Our grandson was very ready to make a huge step from recluse, out­ of ­step with his age group, not knowing what to do with himself or how to relate to others, many of whom he found terrifying. He found travelling on the tube terrifying and trusted few people. Ashbourne has never pushed him too hard but has always encouraged every step he has taken towards what was sometimes a big risk for him. He has learned to respect himself as a learner, to be realistic about his strengths and what he finds difficult, and is learning what to do about the things he finds difficult. He is becoming sociable, well­ informed good company, smiles 100% more than he did and travels to and from Ashbourne by tube without a qualm. He is punctual (or sends a message if held up). He is learning to trust the many good people he now recognises as on his side. He is very aware of how much Ashbourne has contributed to these huge changes and is looking forward to trying out University in September, becoming a student, knowing lots of other people will arrive by different routes. A real success story/work in progress. Thank you Ashbourne
Your experience at Ashbourne will most certainly be informative, but its zenith is educational. To be informed is to be empowered, but to be educated is to be enlightened
Dr Barry RhuleMathematics and Physics Tutor
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