A level courses at Ashbourne

A levels are the primary qualification for entry into UK universities, with each university setting their own specific requirement depending on the subject and course offered. Students typically study for their A levels over two consecutive years taking the final examinations at the end of the course.

Ashbourne offers a wide selection of A level subject choices, without restriction, and length of course including one-year, 18-month and two-year A levels so that students have as much choice and flexibility as they need to pursue their personal and academic goals.

Ambitious and hardworking students will benefit from the huge amount of individual support and guidance we offer both in the classroom and through our personal tutoring system. Our small class sizes make it easier for students to engage fully and for teachers to focus on individual students, provide feedback and set more assignments. Students receive significantly more teaching hours than is typical so they can complete the syllabus in a relaxed and confident manner with plenty of time for revision at the end of the course. They also sit mock exams, based on previous exam papers, each half term followed by constructive feedback. Ashbourne places great emphasis on teaching exam technique which we believe is critical to achieving the best A level results.

Ashbourne students consistently achieve excellent exam results and more than 50% go on to Russell Group universities. We believe that building students’ confidence is critical to their success so every Ashbourne A level student is assigned a dedicated Personal Tutor who provides individual academic and pastoral support and guidance throughout their time at the college. This includes expert careers advice and one-to-one UCAS support, from choosing the right course, writing a compelling personal statement, getting the application completed and submitted in good time to interview technique and accepting the best offer. Personal Tutors will help set up additional English language lessons and tests, if appropriate. Ashbourne also offers specialised university application programmes for competitive courses such as Medicine and Engineering and entry to Oxford and Cambridge.

Our friendly, informal and adult approach to education encourages students to think independently, develop self-discipline and set high expectations in preparation for university and beyond.

Ashbourne is situated in a fantastic part of London, close to many world-class venues and establishments, and we attract students from all over the world, making the college a vibrant and exciting place to learn.

Why Choose Ashbourne College?
StudentsParentsTeachers
I was drawn to apply to Ashbourne at first based on their phenomenal reputation in the UK, but the reality far exceeded my expectations… No single teacher had the same approach to teaching a subject, which was much more refreshing than the standard lecture & questions approach. From team quizzes during revision period, to weekly workbooks matching the syllabus – the organisation and creativity of my tutors really helped the content stick in my head, which made revision easier when exams came around. My personal tutor was extremely supportive throughout my UCAS application. He would reply emails near instantly if I had any questions, be on hand for regular support when I needed it and loaned me materials to read directly related to my chosen course – Law. Albeit slightly frustrating with the constant tweaking required to my personal statement every week, this was more of a fine tuning process as he would not stop until he knew my personal statement was as perfect as it could be, and I am very grateful for his determination! The hard work and determination required of you at Ashbourne really set me up for life at university as I knew what I had to do to stay ahead and still even applied revision tactics and tips from Ashbourne tutors to my final year of my law degree
NatashaLaw at Queen Mary (University of London); Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP Law School
My child has benefited from the amazing opportunities Ashbourne offers. He is respected as an individual and his education has been tailored to suit him. He has had brilliant tutors and the small class sizes ensures he is receiving personalised support in all his classes
I see Ashbourne as a place which I feel comfortable to express myself and it creates an environment that encourages me to develop as a leader. I am constantly looking for ways to improve. I am determined to continue to develop myself and I know that this is made more attainable with Ashbourne’s fantastic support and encouragement. I am very lucky to find myself at Ashbourne. It is a truly remarkable place to work.
Dennis FulcherHead of Multi-Media and Social Science Faculty
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