Staff and students at Ashton Sixth Form College have been celebrating after being rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The inspection, which took place in March 2016, found that the college has maintained its high standards since it was last rated as ‘Good’ in 2011.
Dr Janet Nevin will retire at the end of April after almost 10 years in post. During her time at the college, she has overseen the college’s most successful period of results, achieved national recognition for the college and seen thousands of talented students’ progress.
The event was titled "I'm a Child, Get Me Out of Here: A Tameside Colloquium on Outdoor Learning and Forest School" 120 participants gathered including our own education degree students and trainee teachers as well as colleagues from schools and nurseries locally and forest school practitioners.
First year AS Student Charlotte Brocklehurst was one of eight students who ventured to Beijing this year as part of the college's enrichment programme and to promote global links in education. She documented most of her trip and has collated the footage together so that we can enjoy the trips travels from the comfort of our own chair. Click her to watch Charlotte's video.
Prof. Michael Wood, historian and BBC filmmaker explained how passions can carry our students a long way in life
Professor Michael Wood, historian and BBC documentary film maker, visited Ashton Sixth Form College last week to talk to our students about 'The Excitement of History'. During the lecture, he traced his own journey from Moss Side to his travels around the world.He closed by saying: 'Don't forget your passions; they'll carry you a long way in life.'
The Principal’s Recognition Lunch is an annual event for staff to nominate students to be praised for their hard work and achievements for the academic year. The principal, Dr Nevin, then awards a select few of these students with a prestigious certificate before settling down to eat a beautifully presented lunch. Click here to read the full list of nominees.
An adventurous set of students and staff have landed in China's 'Most Dynamic City' - Beijing. Click here to see some photos of their travels
Paul O'Mahoney from the Kallos Gallery in London visited our Drama & Theatre Studies students last Friday and was able to share valuable insights about Greek History and Art, working with our students on topics around their Greek Drama module.
Ashton Sixth Form Colleges’ flagship employability and progression programme, Imagine Your Future, has been giving hundreds of young people in the area the information and support they need to make a decision about their future careers. The month long initiative has involved speakers from local and national employers, alumni, apprenticeship providers and university partners from around the UK who have visited the college to share their expertise and knowledge to help students on to their next step. Click for more info
After a disappointing start to the league, Ashton Sixth Form College’s men’s 1st football team have fought and defended their way to the top with a victory on Wednesday against Xaverian Sixth Form College.
To celebrate International Womens Day 2016, National Careers Week and as part of our Imagine Your Future Lecture Series, we were pleased to welcome four inspirational women who all work within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) sector to take part in a Women in STEM panel.
On March 19th as part of the college’s student enrichment programme, and with an aim to promote global college links, a group of eight students and two teachers are travelling to Beijing for a visit lasting 8 days. They will be participating in a packed out itinerary experiencing the ancient heritage and modern advancements of Beijing, guided by Study Link Tours.