See Alice in Wonderland Ballet at The Royal Opera House!

January 8, 2015

One of the many benefits of being an A level college in London is being able to take advantage of the many cultural experiences that the city has to offer! Don’t miss this opportunity to catch one of the world’s most magical stories, Alice in Wonderland, being brought to life at The Royal Opera House on Thursday 15th January! This is now a SOLD OUT show, so this is your last chance to experience the show live! If you are interested in going, book your tickets at OCP reception with Jenny for just £20!

Join us in BARCELONA!

January 6, 2015

As you may know, we take a trip to Europe once a year, and this year we are off to BARCELONA! Things to know: There are 20 places available on this trip It will cost £425 which includes everything! If it comes to less you will get some of the money back. The deadline to sign up for this trip is Friday 23rd January. If you are interested in coming along, see Astrid to sign up!

An open letter to students from John Wilson

December 19, 2014

As everyone is now aware, this is my final term at Ashbourne where I have been Director of Studies for exactly ten years. And what a ten years. A rollercoaster ride of phenomenal change and progress. People ask me what will I remember, what do I look back on. I always find this question so difficult to answer, I have so many fond memories of my decade at Ashbourne, the Revues, the European trips and the many, many events that bring people together in a positive way, and just the day to day interaction of students and staff. Ashbourne is Continue Reading →

Cambridge have their say on new A level reforms

December 16, 2014

Whilst changes to our education system are inevitable, sometimes it can be hard to keep up with everything that is in the pipeline. The latest proposed A level reforms could cause what has been described as an ‘upheaval’, and could lead to some universities having to review their entry requirements. Should the reforms go ahead, it would mean that AS levels would not count towards final A levels, leaving students who are studying at A level college with the decision of whether to continue with 4 subjects or just focus on 3. How much universities actually value the extra A Continue Reading →

Ashbourne College in Computing Challenge Hall of Fame!

December 12, 2014

Some of our students did a fantastic job representing Ashbourne College when they took part in UKMT Maths Challenges recently. Now we have even more great news, but this time, it’s related to computing challenges! UK Bebras run contests which focus on computational and logical thinking. Their questions are inspired by topics in computer science, and out of over 39,000 entries, an Ashbourne College student made it into the Hall of Fame! The UK Bebra Hall of Fame is reserved for students who gain PERFECT scores, and in addition to getting through to the first round of the British Math Continue Reading →

Ashbourne College students to play at the BBC Club!

December 11, 2014

We will never get tired of talking about how talented our students are! Some of our drama students performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer, and now two of our Ashers are in a band set to play a gig at the highly regarded BBC club! Pennyblack is comprised of Thomas Soares, Amy McAllister (from Ashbourne!), Atom Morton and Will Tanner, and they are booked to play the BBC Club on January 5th. The night starts from 7.30pm and is not to be missed! This is a real milestone for the band as it’s really hard to get a Continue Reading →

Ashbourne Christmas Revue Auditions – This week!

December 4, 2014

Our Christmas Revue is one of the highlights of our calendar! It gives us the chance to showcase the wealth of talent that one of the best A level colleges in London has to offer, and we cannot wait to get started! Do you think you have what it takes to be part of the show? If you can sing, dance, act, play an instrument or entertain in any way, come along to the auditions which are being held at the following times: Tuesday 9th December: – 9-10am: KC21 – 10-11am: KC21 – 1-2pm: O4O5 Wednesday 10th December: – 1-2pm: Continue Reading →

Are we on the road to more university admissions tests?

November 24, 2014

Proposed education reforms could make the process of applying to university a little more complicated. Students wishing to study medicine or law after A level college, expect to have to sit either a BMAT / UKCAT or LNAT as part of their application process. However, we could soon see more tests being used on a much wider scale. The following article outlines what students can expect when it comes to university admissions tests A level College Students in London: Admissions tests for university

Ashbourne College UKMT Maths Challenge Results

The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) organises national mathematics competitions in addition to other mathematical activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils. Each maths challenge leads onto a follow-on Olympiad round, and we’re pleased to announce that our students who took part earlier this month have done extremely well! Congratulations to Jiaming Ning, Yanni She, Quanzhen Guo, Zige Zhang, Xiaoyu Weng and Zheng Liu who have all successfully made it through to the ‘Senior Kangaroo’ challenge. We also had one student who made it through to the first round of the British Math Olympiad. This involves a high level of Continue Reading →

Come along to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland on December 9th!

November 21, 2014

Studying at an A level college in London is amazing at this time of year! There are always so many great things to do in the run up to the holidays, so we like to take full advantage! We’re getting well and truly into the festive spirit on December 9th by taking a trip to the Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland! Interested in coming along for some ice skating? All you have to do is head to OCP Reception with £10!