Ashbourne is a private sixth form
college in London, specialising in pre-university education at GCSE and A level.
Following the university ethos, the college combines informality and an adult
approach to education, at both A level and GCSE, with a disciplined system each
student's work is carefully monitored. It aims to establish strong academic
foundations, achieve outstanding examination results and engender a mature and
independent attitude vital for taking advantage of life's opportunities.
Founded in 1981, Ashbourne independent
(private) sixth form college in London is situated in the very heart of
Kensington. The college is fully co-educational and considers its primary
strength to be its small size coupled with its friendly and caring approach. No
student is allowed to become lost in the crowd. All courses, whether at A level
or GCSE, are organised around a tutorial system in much smaller groups than are
permitted in other institutions. This provides a student-centred approach,
enabling tutors to engage directly with each individual. No assumptions are made
about a student's previous knowledge, and understanding is established in a
step-by-step manner. The teaching style aims to be positive, encouraging and
sympathetic to the challenges which students encounter.