Ashton Sixth Form College have welcomed 15 students and 2 teachers from Yuxin School in Beijing. They have spent time in college experiencing classes with our student Ambassadors.
#AshtonTalks launched with guest speaker Michael Pettyt, Director of Tracks and Layers, a motion graphics and visual effects company. He spoke to BTEC Media Production students about his experiences in the creative industry.
A2 Drama and Theatre Studies students visited the Royal Exchange to see Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.
Highest achieving student, Hannah Dyball, aces her A-Level exams with a record A* A* A* A A ! Hannah has secured her place to read History at The University of Cambridge.
Students at Ashton Sixth Form College celebrated another outstanding day of results today as students finally received their grades from examinations taken in summer 2016. The college, which was awarded a good rating by Ofsted in April this year, has produced some of the best results in many years, with success at A Level, AS level and the BTEC programmes.
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