Ashbourne College Blog

Ashbourne Allstars trials – What does it take to make the team?

September 5, 2017

The Ashbourne Allstars ended last season at the top of the league, which is a tough act to follow. With trials taking place soon to see who makes the cut, what are managers Fabio Carpene and Steve Balogun expecting from these new hopefuls? Fitness The Allstars train every Thursday, and play a game against a fellow league team every Tuesday. Although training will be fairly rigorous in itself, players will also be expected to maintain their own fitness. Trials will put them all through their paces, and help Fabio and Steve to assess who is already on the right track. Continue Reading →

Check out our new activities programme for 2017 / 2018

August 24, 2017

Here at Ashbourne A level college in London, we play just as hard as we work! We are dedicated to making sure our activities programme is second to none, with a little bit of something for everyone. So here’s what our new and returning students have to look forward to for the new academic year.   2017   Duck Tour 30th August 2017 The London Duck Tour is Ashbourne’s way of welcoming new students. For those who are from outside of London, or have just moved here from another country, it’s a great way to introduce them to some of Continue Reading →

7 things you need to know about Ashbourne A level Results Day

August 14, 2017

That time of year is upon us once again. A level results day can be an incredibly stressful time, but it’s also an exciting time. The waiting part is rarely fun, but thinking about the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead can be. Things can get a little bit hectic around the college on results day, but fear not! When it comes to organisation and making things run smoothly, the admin team at Ashbourne College are second to none! So here’s what you need to know about the the big day… 1. When is A level results day? A level results Continue Reading →

Ashbourne College art students win big at ‘Art on Show’ competition

July 22, 2017

We are proud to announce that three of Ashbourne’s talented artists have been awarded prizes from Kensington and Chelsea’s Schools ‘Art on Show’ competition. Mai Doud, Elena Biryula and Armand Daniaud are Fine Art students that range dynamically in style and approach, and it’s this array of artwork which is a perfect example of the genuine creativity and individuality that characterises Ashbourne’s Art Department. From London Cityscapes to Dystopian expressions of Isolation, our students have managed to stand out with their own individual interests and ideas. The competition annually invites students aged 3-18 from the local Borough’s schools and colleges Continue Reading →

Everything you need to know about the End of Year Awards 2017!

May 3, 2017

Time certainly does fly here at Ashbourne College! It feels like only yesterday that we said goodbye to our 2016 year 13 students; now we’re getting ready to do it all over again. The End of Year Awards is a chance for students to celebrate with their peers before the whirlwind of exams takes full hold. It’s also a time to highlight achievement, and each faculty awards students that they feel have really excelled. Here’s what to expect on the night. The place to be… The Ashbourne College End of Year Awards will be taking place at the Copthorne Tara Continue Reading →

The Ashbourne Allstars are off to the CIFE Football Tournament!

April 21, 2017

It’s that time of year again! The Ashbourne Allstars are heading off to the famous St George’s Park training ground today, to take part in the Annual CIFE Football Tournament. Just in case you’re unfamiliar with how it all works, here’s a reminder. What happens on the day? The team headed out early to arrive and register at the grounds for about 10.30am. Once registered, the group stages kick off at around 11am. If everything runs to schedule, the quarter finals should start just before 4pm; the semifinals are scheduled from 4.30pm, and the final is expected to be played Continue Reading →

Ashbourne students victorious at Art Explosion

April 4, 2017

We are delighted that once again Ashbourne has excelled in the Art Explosion competition, with prizes for Yi-Huan Lin and Doan Tran Phuong Mai, who was the overall winner! The victors are rewarded with a variety of prizes, most notably the exhibition of the winning work in October at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery. Success in this competition is undoubtedly a boost to the career of any up-and-coming artist! An earlier winner, former Ashbourne student Amy Hyam, has just gained a place at Oxford University’s Ruskin School of Art. Mai, who came to Ashbourne from Ho Chi Minh City, won this Continue Reading →

We have 6 students taking part in the Saatchi Art Explosion exhibition and competition!

March 24, 2017

The Art Explosion Exhibition kicks off this evening, in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery. It’s a competition open to students ages between 16 – 19, and can consist of a group piece entry or individual entries. Those who enter the competition are in with a chance of winning an Ipad Mini, art equipment vouchers, in addition to various other runner up prizes.. The overall winner will also get the opportunity to exhibit their own work at the incredibly prestigious Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea. Last year, former Ashbourne College student was the main winner, and she has since gone on to Continue Reading →

6 things you need to know about Easter Revision

March 20, 2017

Sometimes revising can be very stressful, but it doesn’t have to be…. Seeing as Easter Revision has finally come around, we thought it would be handy to share a series of tips to help you keep your sanity and prevent you from tearing your hair out in the process! 1. Relax Panicking about revision only hinders revision. Have you ever tried to read notes that were written in a panic? It’s a nightmare. The more you relax, the clearer your mind will be, enabling you to focus on the task at hand. Take deep breaths, drink chamomile tea, do whatever Continue Reading →

Ashbourne College takes the CIFE quiz cup!

March 10, 2017

Ashbourne College made history at this year’s CIFE quiz, by winning the cup for the first time ever! Now in it’s third year, 11 out of the 20 CIFE colleges took part this time around, making for a very lively competition. The quiz took place at the New College of Humanities based in Bloomsbury, and involved both year 12 and year 13 students. The CIFE quiz tests general knowledge in a wide range of topics, so there was a good opportunity for everyone to chip in throughout. Team Ashbourne came second in the first round of the competition, followed by Continue Reading →