Each year, Ashbourne College hosts an audition day for students looking to secure scholarships in A-Level Music and Performing Arts (Drama and Theatre Studies). These scholarships, whilst difficult to achieve, are highly valuable, with offers going all the way up to 100% discount on Ashbourne’s tuition fees (roughly £60,000 for a two year course).
Lily Rose Morris-Zumin joined Ashbourne College in September 2016 on a 100% Drama scholarship. She graduated in 2018 with an outstanding A*A*A in A-level English Literature, Geography and Drama and secured a place to read English at the University of Cambridge.
We are thrilled to share that Catherine Brahams, former Vice Principal at Ashbourne College, 2003 to 2006, has published her first novel, Imprisoned by Love.
Ashbourne will be joining millions in the UK to take part in Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11th December to raise money for Save the Children.
The MUN Club (Model United Nations) at Ashbourne has gained incredible momentum and grown into one of the most popular student clubs at Ashbourne in the last two years.
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 studying more effectively, not harder. In our recent workshop ‘How to achieve A*/A’, we have gathered some study tips from Ashbourne’s ex-students who aced their A-level exams and are now studying at top universities.
Quang Huy Le joined Ashbourne in January 2019 from Hanoi, Vietnam. Despite doing a shorter, 18-month A-level course, he achieved an outstanding A*A*A*A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry and secured a place to read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.
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.
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.
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.⠀