Entry into Year 11 for Existing Students

September 1, 2016

Ashbourne is committed to educating students that want to be taught in an environment that engenders independent learning where students are treated as young adults in a university style environment. Students that continue onto Year 11 at Ashbourne are expected to be able gain a minimum of 6Bs (or equivalent) for their Year 10 results and must have a determination to reach and exceed their academic potential. Students are also expected to follow Ashbourne’s Behaviour Policy throughout the year and any disciplinary action or violations of the Behaviour Policy will be reviewed as a condition of entry into Year 11.

The following should be noted:

1) The 6Bs rule does not include subjects where students do not require regular tuition from Ashbourne throughout the academic year to gain a qualification (e.g. their own language)

2) If students do not gain 6Bs or if they have consistently violated the Behaviour Policy (refer to point 5) they will have to apply to continue onto Year 11. To be considered students will have to put their request in writing, by completing the “Progression Application for Existing Students” not later than 31st August, and send their application directly to the Director of Studies, Lee Kirby, lee@ashbournecollege.co.uk.

3) A decision about the application will be made within 7 working days of the application.

4) Ashbourne may consider for students to repeat Year 10 within the following circumstances:

  1. A) Students find the transition to GCSEs difficult and wish to repeat Year 10 as an opportunity to start with new dedication or even new subjects.
  2. B) Ashbourne may ask students to repeat based on their Year 10 results.

Students who are considering repeating Year 10 should indicate this within the “Progression Application for Existing Students.” Applications will be treated in a similar vein to steps 2 and 3 above.

5) Students that are refused entry into Year 11 and subsequently do not wish to repeat Year 10, will not be liable for the fees for the subsequent academic year.

6) Students who have consistently not adhered to the College’s Behaviour Policy are likely to be asked to apply for entry into Year 11. Violation of the Behaviour Policy and core Ashbourne rules can include but is not limited to: poor attendance (less than 85%), attending lessons late totalling over 250 minutes, and/or a suspension.

7) From time to time Ashbourne may accept Year 10 students that are below 14 years old on September 1st of the academic year. In this case, when students look to transfer from Year 10 to Year 11, Ashbourne may require that they repeat Year 10 in order to ensure their age and maturity level is in accordance with their correct year group, especially if:

1) it was stipulated in the offer letter that the student would be required to repeat or
2) the student is struggling to achieve on average B grades or above

Download Progression Application for Existing Students here

Authorised by The Principal
Date September 2016
Effective date of the policy September 2016
Circulation Teaching staff / all staff / parents / Students on request
Review date September 2017