Ashbourne College held an Inset Day on Wednesday 13th February for its Year 12 students to discuss their future university applications. One of the great things about Ashbourne is that our students start to discuss and learn about their university application as early as possible so they can feel confident when sending their application through to UCAS. In the morning the students had a UCAS talk, which was given by Amy Youngman and Sean Pillai, our Deputy Heads of Year 13, where they discussed the process of the application through UCAS, how to write the perfect personal statement and what they Continue Reading →
Ashbourne’s very own Charli Eglinton has won Best Short Film at the WJEC EDUQAS Moving Image Awards for her production of ‘8’. The Moving Image Awards is a national competition, designed in partnership with the British Film Institute, recognises and rewards the UK’s most talented young film-makers. ‘8’ is an excerpt from a longer feature. Ashamed of being the eldest son of a 1920’s mafia family, Ed has run away to start a new life alone, but doesn’t plan on his younger brother, Valentin, tracking him down, plunging Ed back into the mafia realm… just not in a way either Continue Reading →
Ashbourne College was proud to present the Edison Ensemble at The Warehouse this Tuesday 5th of February. The concert was given by the Edison Ensemble and featured pieces composed by Ashbourne’s very own students, both past and present, alongside Wagner’s Prelude to Tristan und Isolde (arr. Piers Tattersall). Thank you to all who came out to prestige our very talented students.
Congratulations to Hoang Duc Cao in Year 12, who has qualified through the first round of the Maths Olympiad and will be competing in the second round on January 24th.
Eight students have been awarded Gold Certificates for their outstanding achievement in the UKMT Individual Maths Challenge. The certificates were presented by the Principle, Mike Kirby and Imran Shah, Physics and Maths teacher. Imran has been helping the students prepare for the challenges with extra revision lessons. These students present amazing mathematical abilities. Our students came first place in the Regional Heat and will be going to the national finals in February. We wish them good luck! Congratulations for your amazing achievement!
We are excited to announce the Honour Roll for Year 12 and Year 13! The Honour Roll is an Ashbourne tradition that rewards student who demonstrates outstanding conduct with regard to academic performance, attendance, work ethic, attitude and effort throughout the year. Students that demonstrate these qualities are eligible to be considered for the Honour Roll that takes place in the Autumn and Spring term. Although students are considered for their “Asher’ qualities, working grades are important when considering students for the Honour Roll. The Honour Roll is used to motivate and encourage students to continue with their academic success and act as role models for their peers.
What a great week it has been! We are thrilled to announce that Ashbourne College took home 1st place in the UKMT Regional Heat Senior Maths Challenge, beating St Paul’s Boys School (2nd) and Reed’s (3rd), and earning our team a spot in the National Finals! Our students performed at an astounding level only dropping 3 marks over the whole competition. These are truly impressive results! Onto the finals in February! Our students will continue to train hard until then! Congratulations, we are very proud!
We recently interviewed one of Ashbourne’s former students, who stood out for being an extremely talented individual with a passion for music, film, and writing. Charli Eglinton was a music scholarship student, being awarded a 40% scholarship for her outstanding academic performance and talent. What was your experience of being a scholarship student at Ashbourne? ‘My experience of being a Music scholarship student at Ashbourne exceeded all my expectations. My passion and drive for Music was matched and encouraged through the exceptional teaching the college offers. Only now, having left, do I realise just how far I’ve progressed from when Continue Reading →
It is with great excitement and pleasure that we announce four of our students will be representing Ashbourne College in the upcoming UKMT Senior Team Challenge – Regional Heat. Over the next few weeks, these students will be attending training sessions to prepare for the challenge. ‘The UKMT Team Challenges promote mathematical dexterity, teamwork and communication skills. They also give pupils the opportunity to compete against pupils from other schools in their region.’ – United Kingdom Mathematics Trust The competition will take place on Monday 3rd December between 2pm and 5pm at St.Paul’s School in Hammersmith.
It’s the time of the year again when we take our students go-karting for some friendly “staff vs students” competition. This time around, our students took home the gold. Check out below the pictures from that evening and check out our Facebook page for more pictures: