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Welcome to Ashton Sixth Form College

As a student at Ashton Sixth Form College, we put you at the heart of everything we do. We aim to provide you with an enjoyable experience both academically and socially and we have very high expectations of our students and ourselves. We want you to be ambitious.
Everyone here will support and guide you to achieve your qualifications and to participate in other activities designed to ensure you leave with the best possible passport to university and employment.
We are very proud of our students’ achievements at Ashton Sixth Form College. The College is the best in the area, with an outstanding reputation and a glowing Ofsted report. Our success rates place Ashton Sixth Form College in the top 10% of colleges nationally and in the top 5 of most successful Sixth Form Colleges in the North West. This achievement recognises the outstanding work that we do with our students to succeed at all levels.
We have also been recognised as the Outstanding College of the Year for vocational provision in the UK and our A-Level results are the highest they have ever been. More students than ever are achieving high grades, significantly above the national average with a high proportion progressing on to university or on to a Higher Education Programme with the college.
We have over 35 years of post-16 teaching experience and know what it takes to ensure the success of each and every student who studies with us. There is a strong ethos of ambition and aspiration embraced by all who work at the college.
Visitors to the College frequently comment on its happy and purposeful atmosphere. I believe this comes from the strong relationships which exist between staff and students creating a college community where each person is valued and can flourish.

About us

Ashton Sixth Form College has been providing quality education to school leavers for many years and continues to grow and develop to meet the demands of local 16 to 19 year olds.

The College is a major provider of the highest quality academic and vocational education in the area. A recent report found that much stronger progress is made by students studying within a sixth form college than in any other post-16 environment and this is certainly reflected in the results achieved by students at Ashton Sixth Form College.

We currently have 2000 students on a range of courses including A-Levels, Level 3 Extended Diplomas and Level 2 Diplomas and we boast some of the best results  in the area.

The College also caters for around 1000 part-time adult students per year on courses from Level 1 to Higher Education. Part-time courses for adults are run on site from late afternoon or in the evenings or at community venues and out at employer premises during the day.

Our college community includes over 200 dedicated staff who are focused on ensuring that all our students have every opportunity to learn, enjoy and achieve at college and ultimately progress successfully to higher education, employment or training.

We measure our examination success using a system known as ALPS (Advanced Level Performance Systems). ALPS measures our performance, based on previous exam results, against other colleges throughout Britain.

Our value-added score ranks us in the top 25% of schools and colleges against the national benchmark. This indicates outstanding value-added performance in our institution relative to the benchmark.

Ashton Sixth Form College continues to go from strength to strength and provide the best education and training for young people within Tameside.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Ashton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2017
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