Political Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP visited Ashton Sixth Form College, along with Angela Rayner MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Education. After meeting the Student Council, Jeremy Corbyn MP went on a tour of the college facilities, and spoke to students followed by a Q&A session.
Graphic Design students won a logo design competition for the International Opticians Organisation. Elaine Grisdale from the IOO presented the prize the rewarded the innovation and creative vision of Ashton Sixth Form College's Students.
Ashton Sixth Form College has been rated the best college in Tameside for both A-Level and Vocational performance according to the Department for Education national performance tables.
Bob Berry, Assistant Executive Director Learning at Tameside Council, visited the college to meet with our PGCE students last week from ASFC Higher Education and Adult Skills.
Students from our Performing Arts department travelled to the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts to gain an invaluable insight in to the audition process. Our dancers experienced life at LIPA and what it takes to get in a state of the art institution.
Last week snow covered Ashton Sixth Form College making for a beautiful sight. Check out the video in the full article.
College is open today. Due to the snowy conditions staff and students should take extra time and care on their journeys today. First lesson is cancelled and lessons start at 9.45am.
It's awards season here at Ashton Sixth Form College. Students, past and present, joined Principal Anton McGrath, Angela Rayner MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Stephen Pleasant, ASFC Governor, and ASFC staff to celebrate outstanding student achievement and commitment to learning.
Each year a number of students is awarded the Psychology Scholarship Award. Recognising a commitment to learning, a passion for the subject, and incredible achievement. 25 students were awarded the opportunity to spend an exclusive day at the University of Manchester.
ASFC working in partnership with The Heys Primary School to offer Level 3 Forest School Leader training
Forest School is a long term holistic learning process that aims to raise self-awareness and self-esteem in participants. Regular sessions take place in a woodland environment, where the landscape itself adds to the experience of learning. Qualified practitioners, trained in child development, self-esteem and learning theories facilitate sessions to gain personal outcomes for each participant. Forest school can be applied to all age groups and abilities, and can be linked to the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Our Ashton Sixth Form College entrepreneurs "Bath Bomb Bakery" are at the Manchester Markets today as part of the national Young Enterprise Company Competition.
Level 2 students has the opportunity to take part in a practice-run 'Assessment Centre.' Working with CragRats, our students were able to prepare for their future careers and gain invaluable skills and advice for interviews and life after college.