Ashbourne’s Finance Programme (AFP) is designed to give students the best possible chance of getting onto competitive finance, business or economics related degree courses at a top UK university like Warwick, UCL and LSE. The Programme is run by Ashbourne’s dynamic Economics teacher Harry Poole, who is a graduate of the London School of Economics.
Students are set real life investment challenges where they have to put theories to the test. They gain excellent experience in research, analysis and trading as well as the opportunity to practise their communication skills by pitching their ideas to a live panel. At budget time Harry throws a party for the students to watch the budget so they can analyse and debate the chancellor’s proposals the following week. They also take advantage of London’s status as a financial hub to visit leading institutions and an annual trip to the City of London and London Docklands. Students will get the chance to hear inspiring talks at LSE and UCL and work on reviewing the latest books in the field. As well as helping students broaden their understanding of how the global economy functions and offering them to tools to examine in-depth economic issues from wide range of contexts, the Programme also create experiences that provide great material for students to include in their UCAS personal statement.
The regular group sessions, trips, events and workshops, complemented by a lively AFP blog, enable students to deepen their understanding of current affairs and keep up to speed with the latest issues and developments in their field. Each student will receive individual, expert guidance and support in their UCAS application including choosing the right university degree course for them, writing a compelling personal statement and any interview practice required.
Ashbourne’s A level courses, taken in conjunction with the Programme, offer outstanding opportunities for ambitious and hardworking students who will benefit from the individual support and choice we offer to help our students reach the highest grades.
How to apply
For further information or to apply for a place on Ashbourne’s Finance Programme please contact the college on 020 7937 3858 or email our Admissions team.