UKMT STC (Senior Maths Challenge) – National Finalists: The team performed superbly in the regional finals, coming in first (beating St. Pauls). The National final was a hard fought affair with stiff opposition from schools from all over the UK. To have finished in the top half was an admirable accomplishment. Well done team Ashbourne! BAAO (British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad) This was the first year Ashbourne has held Olympiad competitions for Physics. This group of four students have excelled beyond expectations, all receiving Gold awards in BPhO Round One and subsequently gaining entry into the Continue Reading →
We are delighted to announce that two of our Year 13 music students have received awards for the ISA Music Composition Competition 2019. Second place – Deniz Dortok for ‘Goldmunds Journey‘ Third place – Dominic Tso for ‘Homage to Beethoven and Shostakovich‘ The students will be receiving certificates as well as having their compositions featured on the ISA website. Click below to watch Deniz, Dominic and Mark perform at the St. Mary Abbots Church during our biannual Chamber Concert. Congratulations to Dominic Tso, Mark Torochkin, Deniz Dortok, and our Head of Music Piers Tattersall for putting on Continue Reading →
Our Year 12 Fine Art students attended a first year Personal Investigation research trip to the Renaissance Nude exhibition & Phyllida Barlow at the Royal Academy and then saw a number of exhibitions in commercial galleries around Mayfair.
Our Year 12 Geography students went to the Lake District to stay at the Blencathra Field Study Centre to carry out investigations for their individual coursework projects and other fieldwork connected with the course. The centre offers stunning views over the mountains as well as amazing food. This was an opportunity for students to learn outside the classroom and to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a week. Students investigating physical geography analysed coastal processes at Silloth on the Solway Firth (a grey and windy coast luckily blessed with a cosy traditional fish & chips shop!), looking Continue Reading →
Another day, another award for our students! Our Year 12 Biology students participated in the British Biology Olympiad, a competition which ‘stimulates students with a interest in biology to expand and extend their talents’. Students are able to demonstrate their knowledge of the subject and be rewarded with publicly recognised certificates. ‘The competition consists of two, 45-minute multiple choice papers, which are taken online under supervised exam conditions’. Congratulations to all students who participated and we encourage you to participate next year! A special ‘congratulations’ to: Huy Le – ‘Highly Commendable’ Award Kimia Firoozabadi – Silver Award
Ashbourne College is pleased to inform the results for the ISA Drama competition, in which our Year 12 Drama students participated. The competition is nationwide for any independent schools who are members of the ISA (there are around 500 members). Our Drama department has proudly informed that our students have been awarded the following: The Hurst Lodge Award for Best Senior Production Margaret Milner-Williams Medal for Best Middle/Senior Boy Performer The Hollygirt Prize for The Best Moment of Theatre in a Senior Production This is the first time Ashbourne College has participated in this competition, so we are very Continue Reading →
Last week we held our annual Staff Quiz! This was a great opportunity for one last staff ‘get together’ before the exam season starts. There was an initial warm-up music round run by Dennis, followed by the main quiz which consisted of general knowledge and problem-solving questions. Thank you to all the staff who came out and participated, and a massive thank you to Sean Pillai for organising this event! Congratulations to the winning team Sean’s Jazzy Trousers. Teams and scores below: Sean’s Jazzy Trousers – 26/36 – Harry, Katie, Lauren, Maggie, Seema No Chance – 24/36 – Glen, Continue Reading →
We are excited to announce the Spring Honour Roll for Year 12 and Year 13! The Honour Roll is an Ashbourne tradition that rewards student who demonstrate outstanding conduct in a range of areas. Students that demonstrate these qualities are eligible to be considered for the Honour Roll that takes place in the Autumn and Spring term. Tutors have based their nominations on: Academic Performance Work Ethic Attendance and Punctuality Positive Attitude A huge ‘well done’ to the students who have been selected, keep up the good work!
Our Year 13 Physics students visited Greenwich for a full day to experience a planetarium show “Solar system, Galaxy and Universe”. They also attended two workshops on “Stellar evolution” and “Expansion of the Universe”. These topics are all related to the Astrophysics part of the A-Level Physics syllabus. Ashbourne takes full advantage of the great resources London has to offer so our students have the opportunity to learn in different environments, outside the classroom. The students also had time to walk around the Astronomy gallery, and take in the breathtaking views in and around Greenwich Park.
This week we hosted a FIFA ’19 tournament for our Middle School students. Over the past 3 days, students and staff have battled it out for the title of best FIFA ’19 players. The tournament was set in a 2 vs 2 format with International Teams. Games were five minute halves with no extra time. Quarter Final 1 Brazil: Abdullah and Hien VS Belgium: Sean Y and Harry Quarter Final 2 England: Matthew and Adam VS Portugal: Mohamed and Alex Quarter Final 3 Spain: Blaize and Louisa VS France: Lee and Fabio Quarter Final 4 Argentina: Ruslan and Aidin Continue Reading →