Ashbourne’s students achieved 50% A*/A grades at A level for 2018. This far exceeds the national average of 26%. Ashbourne has been particularly successful for students who joined the college to retake, with grades going up on average by 1.5. This means that students joining us with BBB are likely to leave the college with A*AA.

A-Level exam results 2018 (392 exams)

Grade Percentage
A*, A 50%
B 25%
C 15%
D 7%
E 2%
U 1%

Several of our students have secured places at prestigious UK universities including Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial and UCL. With 49% A*-A average across the last 5 years, Ashbourne has consolidated its position as the top choice for A-Level study in London.

We are very proud of our students’ achievement and acknowledge the primary importance of their effort. Without their ambition, determination and hard work our college would not be as successful as it is. We believe that our students also benefit from these key factors:

  • Our students have high expectations that are encouraged and nurtured by some very talented teachers.
  • Personal and UCAS Tutors spend much of their time with students individually, to monitor their progress constantly throughout the year and to ensure a really confident university application.
  • Small classes promote engagement, which is further enhanced by extending the normal teaching time.
  • There is competition for places in our upper sixth form; students must reach at least C grade standard at AS before proceeding to the second year of A Level. Morale is boosted because the students share similar ambitions and goals.
  • Preparation for exams is a priority. Constant regular testing provides a vital benchmark for all.
  • Personal Tutors insist on the highest standards in behaviour and academic discipline.
  • The College has an informal atmosphere, helping students to develop a sense of independence and responsibility so that they can flourish when they arrive at university.
  • Student happiness is paramount; it is rare to find an unhappy student at Ashbourne.