Ashbourne College Blog

10 Tips to Study Effectively in A Levels

Over the years, the A-level syllabuses have expanded and require a lot of hard work from students to master the contents and perform well in the exams. Although the workload in A levels is immense, many students have overcome its challenges by study smarter, not harder. In our recent workshop “How to achieve A*/A”, we have collected some study tips from Ashbourne’s ex-students who aced their A-level exams and are now studying at the top universities. Here are the 10 tips that help them build an effective study and revision system.

Meet Dominic Le, Nominee for the CIFE Student of the Year Award

Quang Huy (Dominic) Le joined Ashbourne in January 2019 from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He completed an 18-month A-level course achieving outstanding A*A*A*A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry. He graduated in August 2020 and secured a place to read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Ashbourne College does Movember

November 16, 2020

This year, Ashbourne College is taking part in ‘Movember‘, an annual charitable event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Since 2003, Movember has grown into a global movement with more than 6 million participants and helped fund 1,250 men’s health projects worldwide.

How to Get an A*/A – Tips and Advice from Ex-Ashers

October 8, 2020

In September, Ashbourne organised a webinar entitled “How to get an A*/A” in which we welcomed back some of our alumni to share their experience and hands-on advice on how to achieve the top grades at A level. The webinar was delivered to our Year 13 students who are preparing for their university (UCAS) applications and their A-level exams next summer.

Clubs, Subject Clinics and Programmes 2020/21

September 25, 2020

Ashbourne’s clubs, subject clinics and programmes are back!⠀ ⠀ These clubs offer a variety of activities representing the diverse interests of our student body. New students are highly encouraged to participate in these clubs, make new friends, broaden their knowledge and celebrate Ashbourne’s diversity.⠀

Music and Performing Arts Scholarships – Application is still open!

June 26, 2020

Ashbourne is still accepting auditions for our Music and Performing Arts scholarships! For a number of years, Ashbourne College has offered generous scholarships for students studying either Music or Drama and Theatre Studies as part of their A-Level programme. The scholarships offered range all the way up to a full discount on Ashbourne’s tuition fees and are a fabulous opportunity for budding musicians and dramatists that are looking to gain a place at one of London’s top sixth form colleges.

Virtual Open Week Summer 2020 – A level Subject Webinars

June 19, 2020

Since Ashbourne College moved all of its teaching to Online Distance Learning in March 2020, our Teachers and Admissions Staff have been working hard to provide some excellent content to help inform applicants about the fantastic support and life-changing experiences that Ashbourne can offer. What would normally have been an Open Evening became almost an Open Month, with 21 (and counting) different online webinars and events on our A-level subjects and Specialist Programmes across May and June.