Alumni and Art and Design student, Rheanna Sorby, returned to Ashton Sixth Form College to speak to current students about her experience within the art industry. Rheanna currently owns her own printing company, Pig & Fig, specialising in kitchen and home. In 2013, Rheanna completed her studies in Textiles, Biology, Mathematics and Psychology. She then went on to study Textiles with Surface Design at the University of Huddersfield.
It's national #librariesweek and Ashton Sixth Form College is celebrating the incredible facilities on offer at the Library.
Health and Social Care students recently visited Bradford University to learn more about the range of courses available to them after they leave college.
Media students visited the set of the TV show Countdown at Media City, Salford to watch a live recording of the show. Full-time Media Production, A-Level Film Studies and A-Level Media Studies students visited the home to BBC, ITV and a vast range of production companies and businesses.
Art and Design students who started at Ashton Sixth Form College this September, explored Manchester city centre to conduct primary research.
Ashton Sixth Form College student, Samee Choudhury, has been accepted on to an incredibly competitive Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions at Manchester Metropolitan University with CDL as a web developer.
Art and Design students took their sketchbooks outside of the classroom for Enrichment Day. They were able to explore the incredible works from around the globe within the Manchester Art Gallery, as well as the artwork right on their doorstep across the city centre.
Enrichment Day 2017 was an incredible success. First year students traveled to Alton Towers and Manchester Art Gallery or took part in TV studio workshops, Harry Potter wand making, tennis, crafts, sign language, cupcake decorating, 3D printing, football and more.
Students on the full-time Public Services course at Ashton Sixth Form College were visited by guest speaker Richard Beswick, a Police Officer for GMP based in Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Ashton Sixth Form College’s A-Level dance students worked with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company earlier this week. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company are an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company, based in London. Students learned repertoire from Jeyasingh's new work La Bayadere. As part of the A-Level dance course at the college, students have access to a wide range of workshops and visits across the country to improve their technique and show them the unique opportunities of a future within the performing arts industry.
Ashton Sixth Form College students have been busy over the summer ‘break’. Taking advantage of the college’s outstanding links with business and universities, many students have undertaken unrivalled opportunities and experiences, including work placements, summer schools and much more!
The college has achieved its best set of results ever in 2017 with more students than ever achieving top grades, an outstanding 80% of students achieved high grades, well above the national average. 67 AS, A-Level and vocational courses at the college achieved stunning 100% pass rates. After an amazing year of success, including being recognised with the highest Ofsted rating in the borough and topping the Department for Education league tables in the area, this set of results highlights the incredible achievements of the students and staff.