Ashbourne Sixth Form College
One of the best colleges in London

Ashbourne is one of the best colleges in London and has been delivering highly successful A level and GCSE courses for more than 35 years. We welcome ambitious and hardworking students from all over the world who will benefit from the exceptional individual attention, support and choice we offer to help them reach their potential.

Our students consistently achieve excellent exam results with more than 50% of our graduates going on to Russell Group Universities including UCL, Imperial College, LSE, Oxford and Cambridge.

Students can choose from a wide range of A level subjects without restriction, and select the right course length to suit their own individual needs. They take lessons in small groups of fewer than 10 students, which provides an ideal environment for them to fully engage and allows the teachers to offer excellent levels of individual attention and feedback on assigned work. Students sit half-termly mocks, comprising past papers, that are followed up in class. This focus on exam technique helps students and teachers measure progress and identify areas to work on in a timely fashion. We believe this is critical to achieving the best exam results.

Ashbourne embraces a friendly, informal and adult approach to learning, much like university, to encourage independent thinking, discipline and high expectations. Building confidence is crucial to success so every Ashbourne A level student is assigned a dedicated Personal Tutor who will provide one-to-one academic and pastoral support and guidance throughout their time at the college. This includes expert careers advice and personalised 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. 

We are situated in a fantastic part of London, close to many world-class museums, theatres and institutions, and we attract students from all over the world, making Ashbourne a vibrant and exciting place to learn.

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Best college, London. Ashbourne Revue 2018
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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
Our grandson was very ready to make a huge step from recluse, out­ of ­step with his age group, not knowing what to do with himself or how to relate to others, many of whom he found terrifying. He found travelling on the tube terrifying and trusted few people. Ashbourne has never pushed him too hard but has always encouraged every step he has taken towards what was sometimes a big risk for him. He has learned to respect himself as a learner, to be realistic about his strengths and what he finds difficult, and is learning what to do about the things he finds difficult. He is becoming sociable, well­ informed good company, smiles 100% more than he did and travels to and from Ashbourne by tube without a qualm. He is punctual (or sends a message if held up). He is learning to trust the many good people he now recognises as on his side. He is very aware of how much Ashbourne has contributed to these huge changes and is looking forward to trying out University in September, becoming a student, knowing lots of other people will arrive by different routes. A real success story/work in progress. Thank you Ashbourne
Since starting work at Ashbourne in September, I was impressed by the amazing sense of community. The students’ combat differences in culture, age and circumstance to form fantastic relationships, and are strongly aided in the support and friendship from teaching and admin staff. Students are always given the attention they deserve, and these factors create a unique atmosphere for successful learning.
Hannah MartinFormer College Administrator and Welfare Officer
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