Russell Group University Admissions

Ashbourne students consistently achieve outstanding A level exam results, (50% A*/A over the past 5 years) and 54% of our graduates go on to study at Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Each A level student at Ashbourne is assigned a dedicated Personal Tutor who provides individual academic and pastoral support and guidance throughout their time at the college, which includes expert careers advice and one-to-one UCAS support, from choosing the right course, writing the perfect personal statement and interview practice all the way to accepting the best offer. We also offer specialised university application programmes for competitive courses such as Medicine, Engineering, Finance and related courses and entry to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

University applications explained

Director of Studies, Lee Kirby, explains how the university application system works and how students benefit from studying at Ashbourne, in the webinar video below.

View the content slides for this webinar.

Ashbourne students at Russell Group universities 2019

Bristol University

2019 Aerospace Engineering
2019 English

Cambridge University

2019 Mathematics
2019 English

Cardiff University

2019 Denistry
2019 English Literature and Creative Writing
2019 Denistry
2019 Applied Software Engineering
2019 Economics and History


2019 Natural Sciences
2019 Biological Sciences


2019 Spanish and Classics

Imperial College (University of London)

2019 Molecular Bioengineering
2019 Medicine
2019 Physics with Theoretical Physics
2019 Materials Science and Engineering

King’s College (University of London)

2019 Computer Science
2019 Economics and Management
2019 French and Management
2019 Electronic Engineering
2019 Medicine
2019 Digital Culture
2019 Physics
2019 Religion, Politics and Society

Leeds University

2019 International Relations

Liverpool University

2019 English Literature
2019 Computer Science

London School of Economics (LSE)

2019 History
2019 Management

Manchester University

2019 English Literature
2019 Biomedical Sciences
2019 Music
2019 Neuroscience
2019 Management
2019 Medicine
2019 Economics

Newcastle University

2019 Medicine and Surgery
2019 Politics
2019 Law

Nottingham University

2019 Criminology
2019 English and Philosophy

Queen Mary, University of London

2019 Psychology
2019 Mathematics with Finance and Accounting
2019 Computer Science
2019 English and Drama
2019 Economics
2019 Biomedical Sciences

Queen’s University Belfast

2019 Psychology

Sheffield University Belfast

2019 Dental Surgery

Southampton University

2019 Computer Science with Industrial Studies

University College London (University of London)

2019 Applied Medical Sciences
2019 Architecture
2019 English
2019 Comparative Literature
2019 Engineering (Electronic and Electrical)
2019 Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance
2019 Economics
2019 Pharmacy

Warwick University

2019 Liberal Arts
2019 Economics
2019 Psychology
Why Choose Ashbourne College?
Choosing to study at Ashbourne was one of my best decisions because I was so well cared for both academically and personally. This was especially true in preparing for my interview at Cambridge, for which I received a lot of help from my Personal Tutor
ThongMedicine at St George's Hospital Medical School (University of London)
Academic excellence in a relaxed atmosphere! Small classes means that the teachers are able to give the students the dedicated attention that they need not only to succeed but also to understand the material taught.This is a nurturing institution that equips students with all the tools they need in future. I would certainly recommend this school to anyone – but saying this I do not want Ashbourne to lose the close knit family relationship that my daughter enjoys with faculty staff, teachers and students. So I want this to remain as a closely guarded secret!!
Ashbourne is a wonderful place to teach and an even better place to study. The staff treat the students as adults and the mutual respect results in a relaxed university approach to study. Teaching classes that only have a max of 10 allows for individual tuition and greater differentiation within the groups helping the students grow in confidence and develop a love for their subjects. I really like the fact that students are encouraged to refer to their tutors by their first name and feel that this breaks down tutor/student boundaries and means that the students are confident in asking for help. Brilliant students, brilliant tutors, great place to work
Rachel TeasdaleFormer Head of GCSE and Biology Teacher