Ashbourne College Blog

Staff Quiz!

April 8, 2019

Last week we held our annual Staff Quiz! This was a great opportunity for one last staff ‘get together’ before the exam season starts. There was an initial warm-up music round run by Dennis, followed by the main quiz which consisted of general knowledge and problem-solving questions. Thank you to all the staff who came out and participated, and a massive thank you to Sean Pillai for organising this event! Congratulations to the winning team Sean’s Jazzy Trousers.   Teams and scores below: Sean’s Jazzy Trousers – 26/36 – Harry, Katie, Lauren, Maggie, Seema No Chance – 24/36 – Glen, Continue Reading →

Honour Roll Spring 2019

We are excited to announce the Spring Honour Roll for Year 12 and Year 13! The Honour Roll is an Ashbourne tradition that rewards student who demonstrate outstanding conduct in a range of areas. Students that demonstrate these qualities are eligible to be considered for the Honour Roll that takes place in the Autumn and Spring term. Tutors have based their nominations on: Academic Performance Work Ethic Attendance and Punctuality Positive Attitude A huge ‘well done’ to the students who have been selected, keep up the good work!

Physics Department visits Greenwich for a day about Astronomy

Our Year 13 Physics students visited Greenwich for a full day to experience a planetarium show “Solar system, Galaxy and Universe”. They also attended two workshops on “Stellar evolution” and “Expansion of the Universe”. These topics are all related to the Astrophysics part of the A-Level Physics syllabus. Ashbourne takes full advantage of the great resources London has to offer so our students have the opportunity to learn in different environments, outside the classroom. The students also had time to walk around the Astronomy gallery, and take in the breathtaking views in and around Greenwich Park.

Middle School FIFA ’19 Tournament

March 27, 2019

This week we hosted a FIFA ’19 tournament for our Middle School students. Over the past 3 days, students and staff have battled it out for the title of best FIFA ’19 players. The tournament was set in a 2 vs 2 format with International Teams. Games were five minute halves with no extra time.   Quarter Final 1 Brazil: Abdullah and Hien VS Belgium: Sean Y and Harry Quarter Final 2 England: Matthew and Adam VS Portugal: Mohamed and Alex Quarter Final 3 Spain: Blaize and Louisa VS France: Lee and Fabio Quarter Final 4 Argentina: Ruslan and Aidin Continue Reading →

Middle School Go Karting

March 22, 2019

Our Middle School students went Go Karting last week at TeamSport Docklands! The students had an amazing time and had a little friendly staff vs students competition. In the end, Matthew came in first, followed by Ruggero just a second behind, Alex came third, and finally Lee in fourth place. You can check out all of the pictures on our Facebook page.

CIFE College Challenge Quiz – 2019

March 11, 2019

Ashbourne College took part of the annual CIFE Quiz, on Saturday 9th March. The event took place at Imperial College Student Union, with questions testing teams on a variety of subjects. Congratulations to our team who came in seventh place. CATS London took home the trophy and defenders were Cambridge Tutors College who came second.

You are invited to the Creative Arts Event!

February 28, 2019

You are cordially invited to Ashbourne’s annual Creative Arts Event on Tuesday 26th March. This annual event consists of a diverse exhibition which displays a unique collection of Fine Art and Graphics, and a high-class fashion show created by our very own students. Our house band will be playing the night away! For your free ticket, please email Maggie on   Watch last year’s Creative Arts Event below:

Chinese Luna New Year

February 20, 2019

A group of students celebrated Luna New Year (or the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival) on Saturday, 9th of February. The Chinese New Year is celebrated on the 5th of February, according to the traditional Chinese Calendar. In the Chinese astrology, each year is represented by an animal. 2019 is the year of the Earth Pig, which is predicted to be a lucky year. The Lunar New Year, one of the world’s most important and popular festivals, is the cause of the largest annual mass human migration in the world and the holiday is celebrated in countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Continue Reading →

Student Profile – Aisha and Abdulrahman Qadi

Brother and sister, Aisha Qadi (17) and Abdulrahman Qadi (16), joined Ashbourne in early 2018 after feeling very unsupported by their previous school. Aisha is very interested in Psychology and Abdulrahman would like to study Medicine at university. Since day one, Aisha and Abdulrahman have attended most, if not all, activities provided by Ashbourne, including Laser Tag and Escape Room, as well as participating in the end-of-year Revue. We “catched up” with them to see how their time at Ashbourne has been so far and how they’ve been enjoying the activities: How has your time at Ashbourne been so far: Aisha Continue Reading →