The MUN Club (Model United Nations) at Ashbourne has gained incredible momentum and grown into one of the most popular student clubs at Ashbourne in the last two years.
Over the years, the A-level syllabuses have expanded and require a lot of hard work from students to master the contents and perform well in the exams. Although the workload in A levels is immense, many students have overcome its challenges by studying more effectively, not harder. In our recent workshop ‘How to achieve A*/A’, we have gathered some study tips from Ashbourne’s ex-students who aced their A-level exams and are now studying at top universities.
Quang Huy Le joined Ashbourne in January 2019 from Hanoi, Vietnam. Despite doing a shorter, 18-month A-level course, he achieved an outstanding A*A*A*A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry and secured a place to read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.
This year, Ashbourne College is taking part in ‘Movember‘, an annual charitable event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Since 2003, Movember has grown into a global movement with more than 6 million participants and helped fund 1,250 men’s health projects worldwide.
In September, Ashbourne organised a webinar entitled “How to get an A*/A” in which we welcomed back some of our alumni to share their experience and hands-on advice on how to achieve the top grades at A level. The webinar was delivered to our Year 13 students who are preparing for their university (UCAS) applications and their A-level exams next summer.
Ashbourne’s clubs, subject clinics and programmes are back!⠀ ⠀ These clubs offer a variety of activities representing the diverse interests of our student body. New students are highly encouraged to participate in these clubs, make new friends, broaden their knowledge and celebrate Ashbourne’s diversity.⠀
Ashbourne College organised an English Literature Essay Competition for the first time this summer 2020. The competition welcomed entries from both Ashbourne and external students with a cash prize of £500 and a chance to interview for our 100% A-level Scholarship.
We are excited to announce the members of Ashbourne College’s Student Council for the academic year 2020/21. Please send them our warmest welcome!
Ashbourne is still accepting auditions for our Music and Performing Arts scholarships! For a number of years, Ashbourne College has offered generous scholarships for students studying either Music or Drama and Theatre Studies as part of their A-Level programme. The scholarships offered range all the way up to a full discount on Ashbourne’s tuition fees and are a fabulous opportunity for budding musicians and dramatists that are looking to gain a place at one of London’s top sixth form colleges.
Since Ashbourne College moved all of its teaching to Online Distance Learning in March 2020, our Teachers and Admissions Staff have been working hard to provide some excellent content to help inform applicants about the fantastic support and life-changing experiences that Ashbourne can offer. What would normally have been an Open Evening became almost an Open Month, with 21 (and counting) different online webinars and events on our A-level subjects and Specialist Programmes across May and June.