Ashbourne College specialises in pre-university education at A level and GCSE. Following the university ethos, the college combines informality and an adult approach to education, at both A level and GCSE, with a disciplined system in which each student’s work is carefully monitored.
Ashbourne aims to establish strong academic foundations, achieve outstanding examination results and engender a mature and independent attitude vital for taking advantage of life’s opportunities.
Ashbourne was founded in 1981 and is superbly located in the heart of Kensington, London. The college is co-educational and considers its primary strengths to be its small size, coupled with its friendly and caring approach. No student is allowed to become lost in the crowd.
All courses, whether at A level or GCSE, are organised around a tutorial system in teaching groups of up to ten students. This enables tutors to engage directly with each individual.
No assumptions are made about a student’s previous knowledge, and understanding is established in a step-by-step manner. The teaching style aims to be positive, encouraging and sympathetic to the challenges which students encounter.
“As a result of an outstanding curriculum and outstanding teaching the students make outstanding progress” – Ashbourne College Ofsted Report