The Ashcombe School


Welcome  to the 'New Starters' section of our website - designed to help students who are starting at the Sixth Form in September.

Dear Prospective Lower Sixth,

Thank you for your application to The Ashcombe Sixth Form. This situation is unprecedented, and you may well be feeling overwhelmed, but this unplanned time away from school does present an opportunity to prepare for Sixth Form. This should not feel onerous and should be completed slowly over time. The intention is that you lay important foundations for your Sixth Form studies, keep your brain working, and prepare for a future that will be bright.

It’s really important to feel that you’ve chosen the right subjects and to start Sixth Form confident that you’re doing the courses you know you’ll enjoy, and will do well in. Below you will find links to all our A level subjects and there are a range of resources that you can peruse at your leisure. It is also important that you review the subject you have selected and have a look at the Sixth Form Prospectus to familiarize yourself with the exam boards and content. Heads of Department and subject teachers will also be contacting you with additional tasks and activities, so please check your email on a regular basis.

Being a student at The Ashcombe Sixth Form is a challenging, exhilarating and rewarding experience, which equips all who study here with the qualifications and experiences necessary to take the next exciting step in their lives. I hope the videos that have been produced by members of the Upper Sixth are both helpful and informative.

I am really looking forward to seeing you all again soon and welcoming you into The Ashcombe Sixth Form in September.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Stay safe.

Best wishes,

Mr Blackband