Why choose Ashbourne Sixth Form College, London?

Ashbourne College is one of the best private sixth form colleges in London for A levels and GCSEs. We offer high quality tuition within an informal, friendly but disciplined environment where every student can feel confident, happy and able to reach their potential.

Our students consistently achieve excellent A level exam results, (50% A*/A over the past 5 years), helping us to remain in the top two of similar private high schools in London. We are also placed in the top 5% of UK schools and colleges that offer A levels as a result of the level of performance improvement we achieve, or ‘value added’. These results are truly a credit to our ambitious, determined and hardworking students and the dedication and professionalism of our teachers.

More than 50% of our graduates go on to world-class Russell Group Universities in the UK including Oxford and Cambridge, Imperial College and University College London. We run a comprehensive university and careers programme which includes students receiving personal guidance throughout every step of their university application process, from course choice to interview practice, by an experienced and dedicated UCAS tutor. We also offer specialised university application programmes for competitive degree courses such as medicine, engineering and finance, and entry into Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Ashbourne creates a unique education programme for each student that best suits their needs and ambitions, offering them the flexibility, choice and comprehensive support and guidance necessary to reach their goals. We are continuing to run our online distance learning programme for students who are unable to study at the college in person.

Sixth form students can choose from more than twenty-five A level subjects in any combination and course length, while GCSE students take five core subjects and may choose from a range of optional subjects. Lessons are delivered in small groups allowing our teachers to offer greater individual attention, set more homework and provide feedback. Students are actively encouraged to explore and test their ideas so they can become independent thinkers. 

Extensive support is offered outside of the classroom through weekly personal tutor sessions, subject-specific clinics, support classes and peer group mentoring. Students work closely with their teachers, personal tutors and the director of studies to monitor and discuss their academic performance and progress throughout their time at the college.

Ashbourne also offers an exciting programme of extra-curricular activities for all tastes including the well-loved annual Revue, showcasing students’ art, music and drama talents, the Creative Arts Evening and our annual European cultural trip. We run Ashbourne Allstars football club, critical theory seminars, theatre and art trips and a wide range of clubs from astro-particle physics and chess to Bollywood dancing and meditation.

The Ashbourne Scholarship Programme offers a limited number places, with up to 100% scholarship, to gifted and talented students in Music, Drama and English Literature.

Ashbourne is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of London next to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. It is also ideally located for students to easily access a wide range of world-famous cultural attractions, museums, theatres, art galleries and libraries. 

Ashbourne welcomes students from all over the world making the college an exciting and dynamic place to learn. We promote positive and inclusive relations between all students, teachers and staff, and have found that many students make lifelong friends during their time at the college. We believe that student happiness is one of our greatest achievements.

Why Choose Ashbourne College?
StudentsParentsTeachers
Ashbourne was an amazing experience for me. My teachers were always on hand to help with any of my problems and ensure I achieved my maximum potential. The style of teaching was captivating and to such a high level that I believe it was key to my success at Ashbourne and for that I am unreservedly grateful
AyubElectric and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London
She feels well respected as a pupil and gets the assistance she needs to understand the material
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
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