Ashbourne College Blog

You are invited to the Creative Arts Event!

February 28, 2019

You are cordially invited to Ashbourne’s annual Creative Arts Event on Tuesday 26th March. This annual event consists of a diverse exhibition which displays a unique collection of Fine Art and Graphics, and a high-class fashion show created by our very own students. Our house band will be playing the night away! For your free ticket, please email Maggie on maggie.rogers@ashbournecollege.co.uk   Watch last year’s Creative Arts Event below:

Chinese Luna New Year

February 20, 2019

A group of students celebrated Luna New Year (or the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival) on Saturday, 9th of February. The Chinese New Year is celebrated on the 5th of February, according to the traditional Chinese Calendar. In the Chinese astrology, each year is represented by an animal. 2019 is the year of the Earth Pig, which is predicted to be a lucky year. The Lunar New Year, one of the world’s most important and popular festivals, is the cause of the largest annual mass human migration in the world and the holiday is celebrated in countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Continue Reading →

Student Profile – Aisha and Abdulrahman Qadi

Brother and sister, Aisha Qadi (17) and Abdulrahman Qadi (16), joined Ashbourne in early 2018 after feeling very unsupported by their previous school. Aisha is very interested in Psychology and Abdulrahman would like to study Medicine at university. Since day one, Aisha and Abdulrahman have attended most, if not all, activities provided by Ashbourne, including Laser Tag and Escape Room, as well as participating in the end-of-year Revue. We “catched up” with them to see how their time at Ashbourne has been so far and how they’ve been enjoying the activities: How has your time at Ashbourne been so far: Aisha Continue Reading →

Inset Day

February 13, 2019

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 →

Ex-Asher wins Best Short Film at the WJEC EDUQAS Moving Image Awards

February 11, 2019

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 →

Elements at The Warehouse

February 8, 2019

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.

Students awarded for the UKMT Individual Challenge

December 12, 2018

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!

Year 12 and Year 13 Autumn Honour Roll

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.

Ashbourne College takes home the gold and is through to the UKMT National Finals

December 5, 2018

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!