Ashbourne College Blog

The Revue 2019 Auditions

September 20, 2019

The Ashbourne Revue is one of the biggest events in our calendar. Students and staff from across the college come together to create and perform a very popular show, showcasing their skills and talents in art, fashion, music, dance and drama. This spectacular event, which takes place at Christmas, has been running for more than two decades. Today’s performances include acting, comedy, cultural display, drumming ensembles, fashion catwalks, football skills, graphic design, musical performance, modern dance, traditional dance and much more. The show usually pulls in a huge audience. The Revue is a real highlight of the college year and Continue Reading →

Clearing and Adjustment – Everything you need to know

September 2, 2019

More than 30,000 courses became available through Ucas clearing last Thursday (15/08/2019). One in eight university entrants arrived through Clearing last year – a total of 66,700 students. This number is expected to rise this year with top grades dropping to the lowest proportion in over a decade. With universities more anxious than ever to fill their places, students have found themselves in incredibly strong positions this year, with many institutions still considering and looking for students. Ucas has made it easier for prospective students to switch courses even if they have already confirmed their place – previously students had Continue Reading →

Ex Asher Cambridge Success – Student Profile

August 23, 2019

Soala is an ex Asher who has just recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with a First class degree in Architecture. This week, we interviewed her to find out more about her amazing achievement, her time at Cambridge and how Ashbourne prepared her for and participated in her higher education academic life.   Soala, first of all, congratulations on your amazing achievement! Could you start by telling me what subjects you studied at Ashbourne? ‘Thank you! I studied Fine Art, History of Art, Physics, and Mathematics.’   How did Ashbourne help you prepare for your application to Cambridge? ‘The Continue Reading →

Ashbourne Medical Programme Success 2019

August 20, 2019

With great pleasure we announce that 8 out of 9 of our Medical Programme students achieved their university offers and are now off to medical/dental school in September. Ben A. – Dentistry at Cardiff Will M. – Medicine at Newcastle Chandni T. – Dentistry at Sheffield Lillian N. – Medicine at King’s College London Hanna M. – Medicine at Imperial Teni O. – Medicine at Manchester Paria M. – Dentistry at Cardiff Ashbourne’s Medical School Programme is designed to give students the best possible chance of entering to a UK medical school. We offer individual attention and support throughout the whole application process, as well as running Continue Reading →

Ashbourne College Retake Results 2019

August 19, 2019

“My A-level journey was not a traditional one. I didn’t perform as expected the first time i completed my AS and A2s. As a result I ended up doing human biology at Manchester Metropolitan. I realised very quickly that this was completely the wrong place for me. I wish that when I first did my A2s, i would have known the consequences of not doing enough work. So in terms of motivation, I would keep that in the back of your mind. After the first term at Manchester Met, I dropped out to retake at Ashbourne. I worked as hard Continue Reading →

Ashbourne students published on KCW Today

August 13, 2019

Ashbourne College is dedicated to helping our students get an early start in developing their employability skills, through our work experience support service. This not only helps them to develop their career skills and goals, but it also helps boost their UCAS applications for university. With the information we gather from our students throughout the year, their interests, skills, and prospective careers, as well as information gathered from their Personal Tutors, we carry out a curated research to provide our students with the most suitable work experience placement for them. This year, two of our students, Alia Butlin and Lewis Continue Reading →

Royal Opera House Design Challenge

July 10, 2019

The Royal Opera House Design Challenge [#ROHdesignchallenge] is a competition set up to encourage people from all social and economic backgrounds to be more knowledgable about opera as an art form accessible and available to everyone. Our Art & Textiles department has been attending sessions at The Royal Opera House to train for next years competition. This competition, which will form part of our September first years’ Fashion and Textiles introduction project, will examine the story of La Bohème – opera by Giacomo Puccini – and will be a chance for Ashbourne’s young designers to complete a design a project Continue Reading →

Leavers’ Dinner 2019

June 25, 2019

The Leavers’ Dinner is an annual tradition for our Year 13 students, as a last gathering for teachers and students to bid their farewells as they leave Ashbourne. The evening consists of a party at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel, a 3-course meal, photographers, DJ, photo booth, and the awards ceremony. Each student also receives a yearbook, which is put together by our Student Council. Congratulations to the students who received Bronze, Silver and Gold awards from our departments. We wish you good luck with your future projects. Feel free to pay us a visit any time! Click here to see Continue Reading →

Awards for our Maths and Physics department

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 →

ISA Music Composition Competition 2019

May 27, 2019

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 →