Performing Arts students went to Manchester Central for the day to attend UCAS' new flagship event, Create Your Future. The event brought together a wide range of universities, performance schools, apprenticeship providers and more from creative, media, or performance-related subjects.
Students on the XL programme at Ashton Sixth Form College recently had the opportunity to meet with visitors from Oxford University. They led a session on 'Applying to Oxford or Cambridge' where students learned more about the application process to both Oxford and Cambridge University. The college formed a partnership with Pembroke College, Oxford in 2013 as the North West Theology and Religious Studies Centre.
This year, the Realising Aspirations launch saw over 300 students enrol on the programme. The flagship university preparation programme prepares students for life after college, by allowing them to try out university through seminars, lectures and visits.
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.
Health and Social Care students recently visited Bradford University to learn more about the range of courses available to them after they leave college.
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.
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.
The Realising Aspirations programme at Ashton Sixth Form College offers all first-year Level 3 students the opportunity to ‘try out’ university study before begin making their applications. Nearly half of the first-year cohort enrolled this year across 15 exciting and wide-ranging subjects.
Ashton Sixth Form College’s annual careers fair took place on Monday, bringing together 74 exhibitors from across the UK. Imagine Your Future 2017 included 31 universities, 7 apprenticeship and training providers, 24 employers, 3 extra-curricular opportunities and 9 departments.
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.
Former Business students, Luke McCormick and Ashley Hutchinson, returned to Ashton Sixth Form College to discuss careers and opportunities in accountancy with current students.
Dance and Performing Arts Students shone last night at the Collections Showcase. The showcase was a celebration of work from A Level Dance and BTEC Performing Arts students who entertained a packed out audience, showing off their assessed choreography and performance pieces.