We welcomed one of our ex-students, Meena Bashier, as a mentor for Ashbourne’s Engineering Programme. While at Ashbourne, Meena achieved outstanding grades (A*A*A*A). He currently studies Civil Engineering at Imperial College London, which is only a 10 minute walk from Ashbourne. This morning Meena gave an introductory lesson to 11 students, a mix of Year 12 and Year 13, who are part of our Engineering programme and hope to be studying the subject at university. We had a chance to catch up with Meena and get to know what kind of work he’ll be doing with our students and what Continue Reading →
Ashbourne is very pleased to inform that four of last year’s graduating students have won awards at the annual Cife (Conference for Independent Education) competition. Cife is an association formed by 23 colleges including, Ashbourne, MPW, Collingham, David Game, and others. Each year Cife colleges are invited to nominate students for academic awards in Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Economics, Humanities, Languages, Social Sciences, and Visual and Creative Arts. There are also special awards for ‘value-added’ (generally retake students), GCSE, the Baroness Perry award for singular and noteworthy achievement as well as the Gold award for the most outstanding student. Each Continue Reading →
The Allstars brought the top of the table within touching distance last week by beating local opponents MPW 4-3. After an intense and fiercely fought contest, the Allstars managed to come out on top, despite conceding three goals in the second half, after going into the break 3-0 up. Check out the Allstars’ coach Fabio, giving his thoughts on the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR7TgSI3ia4 Next fixture: Ashbourne College vs. Ealing College – 20/11/2018
We are very excited to announce that Ashbourne’s European Trip 2018 will be to Paris! The trip will take place from 16th February to 21st February (during half-term). The price of this trip will be approximately £400, this includes Eurostar, accommodation, breakfast, insurance and most activities. This trip is open to all year 12 and year 13 students. This is a fantastic opportunity to visit what is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Paris is home to some of the most iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur. France is famous Continue Reading →
Our talented Year 11 and Year 13 Drama students will be performing their own devised pieces at The Bread and Rose Theatre. GCSE performances will include pieces such as “Redemption”, “The Anti Social Network”, and “UnWanted Love”. Year 13 performances will include pieces such as “Toxic” and “Being”. If you would like to attend any of the performances, please speak to Daniel Kedge, our Drama teacher, or email him on email@example.com. Tickets are limited, so be quick to guarantee yours.
Ashbourne’s former student, Mariia Eremina, received a prize-giving award for the annual Epic Art Explosion student competition for the Kensington and Chelsea Borough which she won back in June – the exhibition was sponsored by the world famous Saatchi Gallery and the awards and winner’s exhibition took place at the Saatchi Gallery last month.
Ashbourne College will be holding Drama and Music scholarship auditions on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th of November. Ashbourne is a private fee-paying college. We offer scholarships to highly academic gifted students who would otherwise be unable to afford to take up a place. Click here to apply and click here to find out more about our scholarship opportunities.
Our Graphics students attended the Video Game Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum last week. The exhibition provided a unique insight into the design process behind a selection of groundbreaking contemporary video games in the 21st century. Design work, including concept art and prototypes, feature alongside large-scale immersive installations and interactive. Our purpose was to fulfil students’ knowledge and explore the video game making in the 21st century: the design, culture and digital technologies. To inspire and collect primary resources from the exhibition. To experience in person, develop and apply themselves to advanced media and technologies, especially digital software Continue Reading →
Ashbourne’s Medical School Programme (AMSP) is currently focussing on preparing our students for the BMAT exam, which will take place on the 31st of October. Our teachers and students are working very hard to prepare them, providing extra support sessions on Fridays to help them with their essay writing.
This summer, Ashbourne travelled to Hanoi, Vietnam, to host an inspiring five-day Art workshop for aspiring Art students, between the ages of 14 and 19. The workshop was part of the college’s outreach programme to find and support gifted students. Ashbourne’s Head of Art, and a successful London artist, Lawrence Quigley, led the workshop and gave students the change to try out new and different techniques and art activities. During the week Lawrence incorporated some elements of theory to inspire the practical activities which included external trips to Ninh Bình and Halong Bay to gather inspiration and materials for their work back at the studio. Continue Reading →