14 February 2017

Ashton Sixth Form College Presented with AoC Beacon Award for A+ Trust

Ashton Sixth Form College is celebrating after receiving an Association of Colleges Beacon Award for College/School Partnerships in recognition of the A+ Trust.

10 February 2017

Young Enterprise Students at the Trafford Centre

Ashton Sixth Form College's Young Enterprise students are trying their hand at becoming the next Alan Sugar, at the Trafford Centre selling  their customisable chalkboard grow your own herb sets. They won 'Best Product' for the innovative and stand-out product.

9 February 2017

Jeremy Corbyn MP Visits Ashton Sixth Form College

Political Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP visited Ashton Sixth Form College, along with Angela Rayner MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Education. After meeting the Student Council, Jeremy Corbyn MP went on a tour of the college facilities, and spoke to students followed by a Q&A session.

9 February 2017

Graphic Design Students Win Logo Competition for International Opticians Organisation

Graphic Design students won a logo design competition for the International Opticians Organisation. Elaine Grisdale from the IOO presented the prize the rewarded the innovation and creative vision of Ashton Sixth Form College's Students.

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.