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 12 at Ashbourne are expected to be able gain a minimum of 6 grades 6s (or equivalent) for their GCSE results and must have a determination to reach and exceed their academic potential. Students are also expected to follow Ashbourne’s Student Behaviour and Exclusions Policy throughout the year and any disciplinary action or violations of the Student Behaviour and Exclusions Policy will be reviewed as a condition of entry into Year 12.
The following should be noted:
1) The 6 grade 6s 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 6 grades 6s or if they have consistently violated the Behaviour Policy (refer to point 5) they will have to apply to continue onto Year 12. To be considered students will have to put their request in writing, by completing the Progression Application for Existing Students (docx) not later than 31st August, and send their application directly to the Director of Studies.
3) A decision about the application will be made within seven working days of the application.
4) Students that are refused entry into Year 12 will not be liable for the fees for the subsequent academic year.
5) Students who have consistently not adhered to the College’s Student Behaviour and Exclusions Policy are likely to be asked to apply for entry into Year 12. Violation of the Student Behaviour and Exclusions 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.
6) From time to time Ashbourne may accept Year 11 students that are below 15 years old on September 1st of the academic year. In this case, when students look to transfer from Year 11 to Year 12, Ashbourne may require that they repeat Year 11 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 grades 6s or above.
|Authorised by||The Principal|
|Effective date of the policy||September 2023|
|Circulation||Teaching staff / all staff / parents / students on request|
|Review date||September 2026|