Why do Students Choose Ashcroft Sixth Form?
Ashcroft Sixth Form is now equally popular with students from other schools and colleges as it is with Year 11 students from Ashcroft Technology Academy. As you explore our website you will be able to get a good sense of why students choose Ashcroft Sixth Form as their first choice pre-University provider. Students make us their first choice for varied reasons and this will also depend on whether the applicant is from Ashcroft Year 11 or from another school or college. At interview students are asked this very question. The overwhelming majority of responses include:
Word of mouth: so many students are now talking about Ashcroft Sixth Form. Students tell their friends and it all snowballs. Whilst word of mouth is not a valid educational reason, students are having conversations about their holistic experience at Ashcroft. This applies especially to new students joining us from other schools.
Results are very good: Results provide a proxy for employers and university admissions tutors and this is in the real world a true measure of success. Our results show sustained success above local and national averages and the Sixth Form has been presented with achievement awards from Wandsworth in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (2016 not yet announced).
Ofsted: an increasing number of students and their parents are becoming more critically aware of the success of schools and use the Ofsted report as a measure of success. Needless to say we are immensely proud of our students and all those who teach and work in the Academy. We do our best for our students to ensure their continued success.
Resources are outstanding: With a purpose built sixth form centre including a well equipped silent study area, sixth form students can enjoy their learning in a university style environment. In addition there is substantial investment in new technologies and a focus on creating a stimulating learning environment.