15 November 2017

English students go back to the archives

English Language and English Language and Literature combined students visited the John Rylands Library in Central Manchester last week. Students had the opportunity to attend an incredible seminar on the history of the English Language.

2 November 2017

2 year old visits English Language

English Language students were visited by two year old, Barney, to explore the way in which children acquire language. Speaking is probably the hardest thing we will ever learn to do, yet we generally all do it at a similar pace.

22 July 2017

Library Tour Across Manchester with English

Ashton Sixth Form College Enrichment Day allows students to explore their field outside of the classroom. English students went on a library tour across Manchester taking in the sights right on their doorstep.

29 June 2017

English Webinar with Reading, Bristol and Sheffield University

Students spoke directly to universities across the UK via a webinar with Reading, Bristol and Sheffield University.

2 March 2017

#WorldBookDay Takes Over Ashton Sixth Form College

This year, the Student Council decided #WorldBookDay is for everyone. To encourage literacy and the benefits of reading, staff across the college dressed up from 101 Dalmatians to Alice in Wonderland to Where's Wally. A Favourite Book Tree grew in the Learning Commons and a short story competition was launched.

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”.

20 October 2016

Ashton Talks: Chanje Kunda visits on behalf of Equality and Diversity

Performance Poet Chanje Kunda visited Ashton Sixth Form College on behalf of Equality and Diversity, as part of Black History Month. Equality and Diversity Ambassadors got to watch the performance and ask questions, along with students from the English Department.