IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Exam entry forms ready for collection!

February 9, 2015

Your exam entry forms are now ready for collection from the Finance and Exam Office (second floor, Old Court Place). Nancy will also give them out at your Personal Tutor classes this week. If you missed your classes today, please pick yours up from the Finance and Exams Office. For GCSE students – Rupert and Nancy will have a dedicated session to walk you through your exam entries forms at 13:00, Wednesday 11th February. Please make sure you attend this session. All Exam Entries forms must be returned to the Exam Office by 18:00, Friday 13th February. Failure in doing Continue Reading →

Ashbourne Allstars beat CATS College London!

February 6, 2015

The Ashbourne Allstars lived up to their name last night by BEATING CATS College 4-2! CATS were completely overwhelmed by the Allstars. In fact, if not for a couple of missed chances it would have been 4-0 up after the first 10 minutes! Djordje scored a brilliant hat trick. He opened his account after just five minutes, scoring the hat trick in the 2nd half. But shooting from the corner flag? Manager Fabio Carpene was not too impressed with that! Djordje, who already believes he’s the captain of the team, had an outstanding night. And in some ways he helped Continue Reading →

Do you know what you’ll be doing AFTER university?

January 29, 2015

There’s nothing wrong with having a long term plan. Even though you’re currently studying at an A level college, you should really have the rest of your life mapped out, right? Not necessarily… The following article from The Telegraph is written from the perspective of Pippa Smithers, who graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in English Language and Creative Writing. Pippa was unsure of what to do next, and if you are too, you may find her words useful! What to do, when you don’t know what to do with life – Pippa Smithers for The Telegraph

Applying for universities in America

January 13, 2015

If you wish to study outside of the UK once you’ve finished your A levels, America is a really exciting option. The following article gives you all the information you’ll need, from the application form process to admissions tests: A level and Sixth Form College Students in London: Applications for American Universities

Computer science students enter game design competition!

Our computer science students have been very busy of late! At the end of last year, a student studying A level computer science made it into the UK Beaver Computer Challenge Hall of Fame. Now we have teams of both A level and GCSE students busy designing a game as part of the UK Team Game Development Competition!

London University Open Days

January 9, 2015

Open days are a great way to get a feel for your prospective university. They offer the perfect opportunity to have a look around and ask questions about your chosen courses. If you’re thinking about attending university in London, here is a list of upcoming open days. Birbeck Switchboard: 020 7631 6000 Wednesday 4 February 2015: 4 – 7.30pm Tuesday 12 May 2015: 4 – 7.30pm Thursday 25 June 2015: 4 – 7.30pm Wednesday 9 September 2015: 4 – 7.30pm Tuesday 24 November 2015: 4 – 7.30pm University of Greenwich Switchboard: 020 8331 8000 Saturday 21st February: – Continue Reading →

See Alice in Wonderland Ballet at The Royal Opera House!

January 8, 2015

One of the many benefits of being an A level college in London is being able to take advantage of the many cultural experiences that the city has to offer! Don’t miss this opportunity to catch one of the world’s most magical stories, Alice in Wonderland, being brought to life at The Royal Opera House on Thursday 15th January! This is now a SOLD OUT show, so this is your last chance to experience the show live! If you are interested in going, book your tickets at OCP reception with Jenny for just £20!

Join us in BARCELONA!

January 6, 2015

As you may know, we take a trip to Europe once a year, and this year we are off to BARCELONA! Things to know: There are 20 places available on this trip It will cost £425 which includes everything! If it comes to less you will get some of the money back. The deadline to sign up for this trip is Friday 23rd January. If you are interested in coming along, see Astrid to sign up!

An open letter to students from John Wilson

December 19, 2014

As everyone is now aware, this is my final term at Ashbourne where I have been Director of Studies for exactly ten years. And what a ten years. A rollercoaster ride of phenomenal change and progress. People ask me what will I remember, what do I look back on. I always find this question so difficult to answer, I have so many fond memories of my decade at Ashbourne, the Revues, the European trips and the many, many events that bring people together in a positive way, and just the day to day interaction of students and staff. Ashbourne is Continue Reading →

Cambridge have their say on new A level reforms

December 16, 2014

Whilst changes to our education system are inevitable, sometimes it can be hard to keep up with everything that is in the pipeline. The latest proposed A level reforms could cause what has been described as an ‘upheaval’, and could lead to some universities having to review their entry requirements. Should the reforms go ahead, it would mean that AS levels would not count towards final A levels, leaving students who are studying at A level college with the decision of whether to continue with 4 subjects or just focus on 3. How much universities actually value the extra A Continue Reading →