A level intensive courses at Ashbourne

Ashbourne is one of the best private A level colleges in London and has been delivering highly successful intensive courses for more than thirty years. Our courses offer outstanding opportunities for ambitious and hardworking students who will benefit from the individual attention, flexibility, choice and comprehensive support we offer to help our students reach the highest grades, A and A*.

In addition to the two-year A level course, Ashbourne offers:

Annabel Read joined the college, abandoning a promising acting career to pursue an Oxbridge dream. Hear what she has to say about studying at Ashbourne.

Individual attention is an important motivator; at Ashbourne it begins with small class sizes of less than 10. This makes it easier for students to engage effectively and importantly for teachers to provide more feedback with assigned work. Students receive significantly more teaching hours than is typical so they can complete the syllabus in a relaxed and confident manner with plenty of time for revision at the end of the course. They also sit mock exams, based on previous exam papers, each half term followed by constructive feedback. Ashbourne places great emphasis on teaching exam technique which we believe is critical to achieving the best A level results. 

Our students consistently achieve excellent exam results, placing the college in the top two among similar private sixth form colleges in London. 58% of the exams taken by students on our intensive courses result in A and A*. Our retake students make outstanding grade improvements with 80% of exams resulting in A and A*. This level of value added to students has helped place Ashbourne in the top 5% of schools and colleges offering A levels in the UK.

Ashbourne is committed to offering as much choice and flexibility as possible to suit each student’s educational needs. Students can choose from an excellent range of A level subject choices, without restriction, and length of course. This even allows students to drop subjects studied previously to start afresh with new ones.  

We believe building students’ confidence is critical to their success so every Ashbourne A level student is assigned a dedicated Personal Tutor who provides individual academic and pastoral support and guidance throughout their time at the college. This includes expert careers advice and one-to-one UCAS support, from choosing the right course, interview practice all the way to accepting the best offer. 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 embraces a friendly, informal and adult approach to education, much like a university. We believe this encourages independent thinking, discipline and high expectations. We are 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?
Ashbourne was an amazing experience for me. My teachers were always on hand to help with any of my problems and ensure I achieved my maximum potential. The style of teaching was captivating and to such a high level that I believe it was key to my success at Ashbourne and for that I am unreservedly grateful
AyubElectric and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London
Our daughter has surely improved her knowledge in the chosen subjects but also her ability in dealing with her everyday life
I see Ashbourne as a place which I feel comfortable to express myself and it creates an environment that encourages me to develop as a leader. I am constantly looking for ways to improve. I am determined to continue to develop myself and I know that this is made more attainable with Ashbourne’s fantastic support and encouragement. I am very lucky to find myself at Ashbourne. It is a truly remarkable place to work.
Dennis FulcherHead of Multi-Media and Social Science Faculty