Transfers from AS level to A2

Ashbourne welcomes ambitious and hardworking students from all over the world. We work closely with every student to create a programme that is tailored to their individual educational needs; students can choose from a wide range of A level subject choices, without restriction, and length of course.

Students transferring 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 excellent exam results, placing the college in the top two among similar private sixth form colleges in London. 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 Medicine and Engineering 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.

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
Positive, encouraging environment ­focuses on what will help Theo rather than what he hasn’t done
If I had to describe Ashbourne in three words it would be welcoming, intimate, and fun. I have never met such an eclectic group of people who all get on and are integrated with each other so well. It’s a great opportunity to get the grades that you want alongside gaining confidence and maturity
Emily BoothroydFormer Administrative and Behavioural Assistant and PA to the Director of Studies
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