Today 13 of our Oxbridge applicants were put through their pace in tough, but supportive(!), mock interviews.The interviews were arranged by Karen Kennedy, our Ashton XL Coordinator and offered to all students awaiting interviews at the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge. Staff were impressed with the subject knowledge, passion and confidence in opinions shown by the students. This experience of being in the hot seat, alongside the individualised feedback and coaching received by the students, will undoubtedly help the students when they are called for their real interview.
Battle of the Bands was a great opportunity for budding artists from local schools to showcase their talent in front of a live audience and compete for the chance to win a recording session with the Music Technology team. Last year’s winners The Retainers from Audenshaw School were in attendance and showed everyone how far they have come in the last 12 months with a crowd pleasing set of original material. Competing for top spot on the night were rockers TOMAHAWK, representing Audenshaw School and solo artist Mason Thomas from Alder Community High School. The two performances were worlds apart but equally entertaining with both acts really engaging the crowd and impressing the judges.
Topical world issues were the main item of the agenda when Ashton Sixth Form College students visited Priestley College for their model UN conference. The debate focused on the Russia and Ukraine conflict, Palestine and religious freedoms. XL coordinator Karen Kennedy said: "It was a great opportunity for our students to meet with their peers from Priestley and debate some really topical issues."
Drop in to speak with the College's Admissions team for help with making your course choices and making an application. You can also book to attend a college information talk and tour of the college during these sessions.