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This year, five outstanding students from Ashton Sixth Form College have received offers to study at prestigious Oxbridge institutions, Oxford University and Cambridge University. Those students with offers to study at Oxford or Cambridge University are part of the XL programme at Ashton Sixth Form College. Students on the Ashton XL programme are pushed to achieve beyond their ability and successfully reach their goals. Each year, the college sees students’ progress further and further, receiving offers from some of the most incredible universities in the world.
Fuad Hide has won Gold at the English Karate Federation Kyu Grade National Championships. With such an intensive training schedule, alongside his passion for a full-time course in Sport, Fuad has found the balance between college work and training difficult at times, but it has not slowed him down. He continues to work and his commitment to college is outstanding. Following the completion of his studies, Fuad has his sights set on making Team Great Britain and competing in the Olympic Games.
Students, staff, families, and friends, both past and present, gathered at Dukinfield Town Hall for Ashton Sixth Form College's Awards Evening 2017. Special guests of the evening included The Civic Mayor of Tameside 2017-18 Councillor Joyce Bowerman and Alumni Daniel Peak, Comedy Writer at the BBC.
Ashton Sixth Form College ranked in the top 10 of highest achieving schools and sixth forms in Greater Manchester! Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018, identifies the highest-achieving schools and sixth form colleges in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results. The results taken from Department for Education data, include the top students’ exam results specifically the percentage who achieved A*-B grades at A level.
Performing Arts students currently studying Drama at Ashton Sixth Form College visited the Lowry to see Jules Verne's Around The World In 80 Days.
Criminology students were visited by guest speaker Noel Smith from Inside Time. Inside Time Limited is a 'not for profit' publishing company producing the monthly newspaper for prisoners (InsideTime.org). Noel is part of the editorial team at Inside Time having first wrote for the paper in 1994.
Geography students visited the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Manchester. The insight day at the university allowed students to explore the extensive range of degree options after college, as well as the facilities and opportunities at university level.
Professors from Lancaster University visited Ashton Sixth Form College's Mathematics Department to run a workshop, encouraging them to further their skills.
Over the past month, Education and Health students have been fundraising for Tameside 4 Good's Christmas Toy Appeal. Following sponsorship and a fancy dress charity day, students raised over £1000 worth of toys for the charity.
Drama students completed their exam performance - devised pieces in the style of Betolt Brecht. Bertolt Brecht was a German playwright who fled his home country in 1933, having served in the First World War. In 1949, back in Berlin, Berlot Brecht and his wife formed the Berliner Ensemble - a German theatre company that is said to have influenced directors throughout Europe and the United States.
Back in November, dancers and performers from across Tameside gathered at Ashton Sixth Form College for 'Lest We Forget'. The event raised over £600 for Tameside Armed Services Community. A-Level Dancers presented the cheque to TASC.