23 January 2017

Guest Speaker Bob Berry Visits PGCE Students

Bob Berry, Assistant Executive Director Learning at Tameside Council, visited the college to meet with our PGCE students last week from ASFC Higher Education and Adult Skills.

18 January 2017

LIPA Dance Audition Insight

Students from our Performing Arts department travelled to the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts to gain an invaluable insight in to the audition process. Our dancers experienced life at LIPA and what it takes to get in a state of the art institution.

17 January 2017

A Blanket of Snow over Ashton Sixth Form College

Last week snow covered Ashton Sixth Form College making for a beautiful sight. Check out the video in the full article.

13 January 2017


College is open today. Due to the snowy conditions staff and students should take extra time and care on their journeys today. First lesson is cancelled and lessons start at 9.45am.

19 December 2016

ASFC Student Awards 2016

It's awards season here at Ashton Sixth Form College. Students, past and present, joined Principal Anton McGrath, Angela Rayner MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Stephen Pleasant, ASFC Governor, and ASFC staff to celebrate outstanding student achievement and commitment to learning.

19 December 2016

25 Students Win the Psychology Scholarship Award

Each year a number of students is awarded the Psychology Scholarship Award. Recognising a commitment to learning, a passion for the subject, and incredible achievement. 25 students were awarded the opportunity to spend an exclusive day at the University of Manchester.

15 December 2016

ASFC working in partnership with The Heys Primary School to offer Level 3 Forest School Leader training

Forest School is a long term holistic learning process that aims to raise self-awareness and self-esteem in participants. Regular sessions take place in a woodland environment, where the landscape itself adds to the experience of learning. Qualified practitioners, trained in child development, self-esteem and learning theories facilitate sessions to gain personal outcomes for each participant. Forest school can be applied to all age groups and abilities, and can be linked to the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

7 December 2016

Entrepreneurs "Bath Bomb Bakery" at the Manchester Markets

Our Ashton Sixth Form College entrepreneurs "Bath Bomb Bakery" are at the Manchester Markets today as part of the national Young Enterprise Company Competition.

30 November 2016

Assessment Centre Practice for Level 2 Students

Level 2 students has the opportunity to take part in a practice-run 'Assessment Centre.' Working with CragRats, our students were able to prepare for their future careers and gain invaluable skills and advice for interviews and life after college.

23 November 2016

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services visit ASFC Public Services

Members of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) visited Ashton Sixth From College's Public Service department to talk to our students about careers and future opportunities.

21 November 2016

Alumni Daniel Peak Wins a BAFTA

Alumni Daniel Peak, was part of the winning team for this year’s BAFTA Children's Comedy 2016 award for “Horrible Histories Special: Sensational Shakespeare”.

18 November 2016

National recognition for Ashton Sixth Form College

Ashton Sixth Form College is celebrating national recognition after winning an award at the ‘Oscars’ for the Further Education sector in the UK. The College won the Skills and Education Group Award for College/School Partnerships at the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual Beacon Awards held in Birmingham this week (Wed Nov 16).