Our XL programme is designed to ensure that our most able learners are given the support and encouragement to achieve success. As an XL student, you will be pushed to reach your full potential. 

The Ashton XL programme is for high-achieving students. Once you enrol at Ashton Sixth Form College you will join an XL tutor group, providing you with an extensive range of support and opportunities. Through activities, events and your dedicated tutor group you will be best prepared to apply to some of the most competitive and prestigious universities and higher apprenticeships.

Those students who want to progress on to Oxford, Cambridge and other highly regarded Russell Group Institutions do extremely well on the XL programme. 

Students benefit from:

  • Specialist advice and guidance at enrolment
  • Dedicated tutor groups
  • A bespoke tutor programme
  • Exclusive range of enrichment/preparation activities
  • Admissions tests preparation 
  • Mock interviews
  • Mock Oxbridge interviews with tutors from Oxford and Cambridge
  • Careers and UCAS advice
  • Oxford & Cambridge summer schools
  • Summer school applications guidance (Oxford) and Sutton Trust (Cambridge)
  • Residential course at Villiers Park Educational Trust, Cambridge
  • Gifted and Talented Conference
  • Medlink Conference for Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary, Science, Chemistry and Physiotherapy
  • XL Summer School
  • Opportunities to gain placements (including hospitals)

Download the XL brochure here to find out more.


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