Ashbourne College Blog

Ashbourne’s Geography students take a trip to Lake District

April 26, 2019

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 →

Awards from the British Biology Olympiad

April 25, 2019

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  

Awards for Ashbourne’s Drama students at the ISA Drama competition

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 →

Staff Quiz!

April 8, 2019

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 →

Honour Roll Spring 2019

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!

Physics Department visits Greenwich for a day about Astronomy

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.

Middle School FIFA ’19 Tournament

March 27, 2019

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 →

Middle School Go Karting

March 22, 2019

Our Middle School students went Go Karting last week at TeamSport Docklands! The students had an amazing time and had a little friendly staff vs students competition. In the end, Matthew came in first, followed by Ruggero just a second behind, Alex came third, and finally Lee in fourth place. You can check out all of the pictures on our Facebook page.