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?
StudentsParentsTeachers
My time at Ashbourne was incredible! I made lifelong friendships and learnt how to be independent and manage my time well. For me, Ashbourne was a stepping stone between school and university where I was treated as an adult but was still given the guidance I needed to achieve the results that I wanted to get. During my time there I learnt so much, not just about my subjects, but about myself. I came to Ashbourne with a dream to study Music at university and, I am unbelievably grateful that, with the help of the teachers at Ashbourne, I am now a second year Music student at Royal Holloway University of London, my first choice. I have genuinely never been happier.
AimeeMusic at Royal Holloway University of London
My child has benefited from the amazing opportunities Ashbourne offers. He is respected as an individual and his education has been tailored to suit him. He has had brilliant tutors and the small class sizes ensures he is receiving personalised support in all his classes
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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