Our enrichment day took place last Wednesday (24th June) and our students took a break from their studies to get involved in a variety of activities from cupcake decorating to Jurassic world experience!
Every year the Creative Digital Arts department celebrate the talent of their students and praise their work in an awards ceremony known here as The Georges. Amongst the festivities this year was a very special award in honour of James Haggerty a dearly missed student of Ashton Sixth Form who we sadly lost last year in a motorcycle accident. This is the first year the award has been presented and winner Emman Shema, holds his plaque proudly next to James' parents at the event.
Former Ashton Sixth Form College student Sophie Woods, a centre midfielder from Droylsden is heading to the USA to play for Iowa’s Indian Hills Community College women's soccer team the Warriors. The team are excited to welcome Sophie who has experience playing for teams affiliated with Manchester United and Manchester City. IHCC coach Stephanie Gale commented “Woods' playing experience includes stints with the Manchester Centre of Excellence, Manchester United youth teams, Manchester City Ladies Reserves and the Stockport County Ladies.”
Could you feed yourself for £1.00 a day for one week? Ashton Sixth Form College’s Assistant Principal, Chris Cox and Principal’s PA, Sam Schofield have challenged themselves to do just that.
Semi finalist of the hit BBC show The Apprentice 2014, Sanjay Sood-Smith, will speak to students and staff at Ashton Sixth Form College to launch Imagine Your Future 2015.
Foundation Year Health students are being made some amazing offers of University places this year.
The A+ Trust is an educational trust between Ashton Sixth Form College and six schools in the Tameside area, Alder Community High School, Astley Sports College, Cromwell Special School, Denton Community College, Longdendale High School and Mossley Hollins High School. The Trust members are working together to provide the very best possible educational experience for local young people, with a commitment to provide excellent opportunities for their pupils and the wider community of Tameside.
As part of the Papworth Trust Accumulator Challenge AS Business students were given £50 with the intention of turning as much profit as possible in 10 weeks.
Level 3 BTEC Business students recently visited Old Trafford Stadium to study the marketing and finance at the club. The students received a full stadium tour including the changing rooms, player’s tunnel and press room.
Please note the Public Services trips to Ashton fire station today are cancelled due to snow. Please check the department's Facebook page for more information.
In the run up to the Christmas New/Year break, past and present students and staff descended on Ashton Sixth Form College for their annual Prize Giving and Reunion Evening. Attendees were treated to a stunning performance of Seasons of Love from the cast of the college’s most recent production of RENT before the awards ceremony and prize giving got underway.
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Ashton Sixth Form College following its review in October 2014. A team of QAA reviewers visited Ashton Sixth Form College and judged that its academic standards, the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities, and the quality of information about its learning opportunities all meet UK expectations.