6 October 2016

Beijing Students Visit Ashton Sixth Form

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.

6 October 2016

#AshtonTalks LIVE: Matthew Pettyt - First Launch

#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.

28 September 2016

A Street Car Named Desire - A2's visit the Royal Exchange

A2 Drama and Theatre Studies students visited the Royal Exchange to see Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.

18 August 2016

Sights set on Cambridge

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.

18 August 2016

A-Level Results Day Student Success

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.

23 April 2016

Ashton Sixth Form College celebrates glowing report from Ofsted

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.

22 April 2016

Principal, Dr Janet Nevin, to retire after almost a decade in role

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.

21 April 2016

The HE team held a successful conference on Saturday 23rd April.

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.

20 April 2016

Charlotte takes us all to China with her footage from this year's Beijing trip

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.

15 April 2016

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.'

31 March 2016

Principal's Recognition Lunch 2016

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.

22 March 2016

Team China 2016 has landed in Beijing

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