Don’t miss our UCAS day on Friday 12th June

May 22, 2015

For those studying at an A level college in London, it is important to make sure that guidance is given when it comes to the university applications process. The UCAS day in June is the perfect opportunity for year 12 students to gain access to information that will help them make some of their most important decisions. When Our UCAS day will take place on Friday 12th of June. It will start promptly at 10am, so students should aim to arrive between 9.30 and 9.45. The day is expected to end at about 4pm. Where It will take place at Continue Reading →

What are the benefits of studying medicine abroad?

March 27, 2015

It is no secret that UK medical schools can be hard to get into. For this reason, A level college students who are wishing to study medicine should consider looking further afield in order to gain their qualification. But are there any specific benefits to studying medicine abroad? The following article looks at what sixth form college students could gain from looking overseas to study medicine, and tackles some of the myths associated with international qualification recognition: A level college students in London – Medical Schools abroad

Khadija Owusu has received TWO offers to study medicine!

March 24, 2015

Khadija Owusu joined Ashbourne College in 2013 on a science scholarship. She has worked incredibly hard since then, and has recently been offer two places to study medicine from September – one at St George’s Medical School and one at Hull / York. Congratulations Khadija!

Let’s SCRAP the term ‘Mickey Mouse Degrees’

March 2, 2015

Whether you’re choosing what to study at A level college or thinking about degree choice, it is no secret that some subjects are seen as more worthy than others. For those who choose to go down a less academic route, they run the risk of their choices not being taken seriously. The term ‘Mickey Mouse Degree’ is used to describe subjects that are not seen as ‘traditional’, but is it time to look at higher education from a different perspective?   The following article looks at why the term should be scrapped once and for all, and the benefits of Continue Reading →

Is it time for the UK government to be fairer to international students?

One of the best things about studying at an A level college in London is the fact that you have the opportunity to come into contact with many different cultures. Here at Ashbourne College, we absolutely love that we have created an environment that attracts students from all around the world. But once international students finish university, the UK government will soon have legislation in place stating that any work visas they wish to apply for must be done from their home countries. International students bring in an estimated £7 billion each year, which helps the UK economy substantially. So Continue Reading →

Are private medical schools the future for A level students?

February 25, 2015

If you’re an A level college student thinking about attending medical school, your options have just become a little more interesting…. The first private medical school in the UK has been opened by Buckingham University, and they have had an overwhelming response from prospective candidates so far. The following article looks at what could turn out to be an amazing asset to the landscape of medicine: Are private medical schools the way forward for A level or sixth form college students in London?

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

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 www.bbk.ac.uk 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 http://www2.gre.ac.uk Saturday 21st February: – 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 →

Are we on the road to more university admissions tests?

November 24, 2014

Proposed education reforms could make the process of applying to university a little more complicated. Students wishing to study medicine or law after A level college, expect to have to sit either a BMAT / UKCAT or LNAT as part of their application process. However, we could soon see more tests being used on a much wider scale. The following article outlines what students can expect when it comes to university admissions tests A level College Students in London: Admissions tests for university