Ashbourne College Blog

Need help coping with exams? Here’s what NOT to do!

April 19, 2016

It’s safe to say that exam season is now in FULL swing for anyone studying at an A level college in London or around the UK! Everyone has their own way of dealing with the process, but if you’re doing any of the following things, you’re definitely doing it wrong!   Don’t bury your head in the sand Guess what? Your exams are happening, whether you like it or not! Whether you’re confident that you will pass with flying colours or terrified that you are under prepared, the fact is, come game time, you will have to face the music. Continue Reading →

Couldn’t make our recent Laser Tag trip? Here’s what you missed!

April 18, 2016

Our recent Laser Tag trip has been described as one of the best Ashbourne trips yet! If you missed out, here’s a run down of what happened by our very own Charlie McHoul… On Wednesday the 23rd March, a handful of our very own daredevil Ashers went head to head in an all out war to come out victorious as the Laser Tag Champions! Here were the Teams: On Team Red – Team Captain – Charlie M, Kiet P, Talitha L, Elijah P, Maria Villamil and Eddie On Team Green – Team Captain Maria, Alex B, Lucas B, Mikhail K, Continue Reading →

Everything you need to know about the CIFE Football Tournament

April 12, 2016

In case you’ve missed the updates, the Ashbourne Allstars have had a cracking season! Having missed out on the top spot by just one point last time around, they came back strong and claimed their rightful place at the top of the league. It’s all to play for at the upcoming CIFE tournament, which saw rivals MPW claim victory last year. Can the Allstars make it a double and take the CIFE title too? We hope so! Here’s what you need to know about the tournament. When? Friday 15th April Where The legendary St George’s Park. the English Football Association’s Continue Reading →

The Ashbourne Allstars have WON THE LEAGUE!!!

March 24, 2016

If you’ve been keeping up to date with Ashbourne Allstars news, you’ll know that the boys have had a FANTASTIC season! And what better way to round things off than to win the league? Last season was one of ups and downs for the team, who managed to miss the top spot by just one point when they beat league champions Chelsea Independent College in December. Being SO close to victory made them strive for the top even harder at the start of the new season, and their hard work clearly paid off! Well done team! You have done managers Continue Reading →

Is there a connection between juggling and mathematics?

March 22, 2016

The answer to that question is a resounding YES! If you’ve ever wondered how maths and juggling may be connected, don’t miss your chance to see a man that has all the answers! Popular mathematician and lecturer, Colin Wright will be giving a talk tomorrow at Heythrop College from 8.45am. “Disguised as an entertaining description of juggling and the Site Swap notation, the presentation is really about science and mathematics, how they work, what they mean, and why they’re important. The talk has been given in locations as diverse as New Zealand, Australia, Chicago, Seattle, Sweden, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Continue Reading →

Former Ashbourne College students takes on Kilimanjaro!

Although we’re extremely dedicated to making sure our students are fully prepared for their next steps into higher education, we’d like to think that Ashbourne College prepares students with a good foundation for life in general. For this reason, we are always delighted to hear how former students are getting are getting on, and we are especially keen to hear from those who are continuing to set themselves fantastic goals. So when former student and ambassador for Hope for Children, Olamide Abolarinwa got in touch to talk about her plans to take on Kilimanjaro, we couldn’t have been more proud! Continue Reading →

Ashbourne College student bake sale raises money for Children with Cancer UK

Here at Ashbourne, we pride ourselves on helping students to achieve their full potential when it comes to their grades and exams. Since establishing the college in 1981, we have seen a tremendous amount of our students go on to some of the most prestigious universities in the country. But success is measured in many different ways. Having a strong focus on academic outcomes is important, but we also champion students who develop in other areas of their lives too.

Studying Classics at Ashbourne College is never boring!

March 2, 2016

Sometimes it can be difficult to make studying classics fun. Thankfully, our Classic teacher George Chaldesoz had a fantastic imagination and has done wonders with engaging A2 students this term! To kick off their Roman Comedy project, students are studying Plautus’ The Twins, the moder for Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors and Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum. In George’s own words, “Classics can be as dry as dust off the yellowing page” so decided to inject a bit of laughter and spontaneous play with the use of masks! George made the play come alive, giving Continue Reading →

Another outstanding performance from the Ashbourne Allstars with a 4-1 against MPW!

The Ashbourne Allstars played an outstanding game against MPW last night, who are some of their biggest rivals. Could this mean they have a shot at the top of the league come the end of the season? If the continue to play like this, the odds are certainly in their favour! Here’s how the game played out Team Line-Up Illya – Goal Keeper Barry – Defender Djordje – Defender Michael – Midfielder Antonio – Midfielder Marwan – Midfielder Naeto – Midfielder Sanzhar Midfielder Leonel – Attacker Ali – Defender Jesse – Attacker The Allstars went into this top of the Continue Reading →

Ashbourne College headed to the tracks for another round of Go Karting!

March 1, 2016

Staff v Student Go Karting is one of Ashbourne’s longest standing activity traditions, and without a doubt one of its most popular. Competitiveness is rife, among the staff as much as the students! Our track of choice is North Greenwich, as they offer fast petrol karts and a long, twisty track, perfect for getting your Fast and Furious style drifting on. For the last session back in November the staff begrudgingly conceded a victory to the students, who took first and second place in both races. Back then we promised them that in the next session they would be going Continue Reading →