Ashbourne College Student Newsletter – July 29th 2013

May 11, 2015

Good afternoon everyone, we hope you have enjoyed this first month of holiday!

Results Day!

The exams results will be released on Thursday 15th August. If you are unable to come to College to collect your results, please let Roger know at

Career Opportunities with PwC

PwC still have opportunities available which could be of interest to year 13 students, as well as those in year 12 who may now be starting to think about their post A-level options.

Higher Apprenticeships

Year 13 can start work straight away: the Higher Apprentices earn a competitive salary while studying towards a professional qualification. They’ll be part of a team, working on client projects, which means they’ll be learning on the job, and building the in-depth business knowledge they need to progress through the PwC business.

Flying Start Degree Programme

Year 12 students who want to go to university, and aspire to ultimately have a career as an accountant, may be interested in the PwC-endorsed degree, as it offers the best of both worlds. It could set them on their path to qualify more quickly as a Chartered Accountant, and means they could even secure a job offer with PwC once they graduate.

PwC Events

Students can find out more information about opportunities by attending one of the Career Information Days and Open Evenings where they can visit one of the offices, find out more about different areas of PwC, talk to some people about what it’s like to work there. Students can also join one of the new 90-minute virtual sessions, to find out more about the opportunities, the next virtual event is on 30th July at 15:30.

University of London Information Days

These days are meant for any students interested in learning more about the University of London. Over the course of the two days, the participating colleges will be giving 25-minute talks on many of the subjects they have on offer as well as more general information about studying at that college and life on campus.Full details of all the colleges and institutes participating can be found on

Although some places will be available on all talks on the day, visitors are advised to pre-book now to avoid any disappointment.


  • Tuesday 10th September, 10am – 3pm
  • Wednesday 11th September, 10am – 3pm


Senate House

Events at Oxford

Undergraduate Open Day The final open day of the year will take place on Friday 20th September. This is a great opportunity if you are still considering whether or not to apply to Oxford, or if you are struggling to make a final decision about your course choice.Find more information on

Opportunity to attend televised Maths lectures

On 5 and 6 September Maths Professor Marcus Du Sautoy will deliver 4 televised lectures in Oxford’s new Mathematical Institute.These free lectures are targeted at a sixth form audience. To find out more and reserve places, please email

Lesser-spotted sciences day

This free introduction to university-taught sciences subjects takes place on Thursday 26th September from 10am to 4pm. Oxford’s Department of Computer Science welcomes A-level students (or IB or equivalent) to the “Lesser-Spotted Science Day”. The day draws together science subjects from Oxford’s Maths Physical and Life Sciences Division, that aren’t commonly taught in schools.Follow the link to find out more and register:

Essay competition for Archeology

Oxford’s Wainwright Essay Prize aims to stimulate and reward interest in the Ancient Near East (including Egypt). Cash prizes to buy books are offered for essay, reports and projects. Find out more on

A-level Art Scholarships

Ashbourne is still giving out scholarships for A-level Art, with a focus on Fine Arts.For more information and to apply, go to Scholarships

Feedback A2 Art Student

I really enjoyed art at Ashbourne. I learnt so much. The room is large and bright and the atmosphere is endlessly supportive. I learnt to paint and draw with increasing confidence, discovered a whole range of materials and techniques and was introduced to the work of inspirational artists. I can look back on my time at Ashbourne with a real sense of achievement.

Thank you – Helena, A2 Art student at Ashbourne

That’s all for this week, look out for more in the next Ashbourne Newsletter!!