Ashton Sixth Form College
|Ashton-under-Lyne Grammar School|
|Type||sixth form college|
Ashton Sixth Form College is the highest Ofsted rated institution in Tameside for post-16 provider of education with a 'Good' rating, as of March 2017. In 2015-16, A-Level students achieved a 99% pass rate and Vocational students achieved a 100% pass rate.
The building opened in 1928 as the co-educational Ashton-under-Lyne Grammar School. It had around 600 boys and girls in the 1960s, and 800 in the early 1970s, and 950 by the time it closed with 250 in the sixth form. It was run by Lancashire Education Committee until 1974, then Tameside Metropolitan Borough.
Sixth Form College
It became a sixth form college in 1980 when most schools in Tameside became 11–16 schools.
The majority of the college's intake come from within the Tameside area. Students from out of area do choose to travel to the college as their choice of A-Level or Vocational provision. Courses offered by the college include A-levels, AGCEs, BTECs, Certificates and Diplomas.
Ashton Sixth Form College is situated on Danton Road just off Mossley Road (A670) near the junction with Queen's Road (B6194). The college is in close proximity to Tameside General Hospital.
Higher Education and Adult Skills
Ashton Sixth Form College also has a Higher Education and Adult Skills offer covering a range of part-time and full-time adult and university courses.
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Ashton-under-Lyne Grammar School
- Peter Buckley, Professor of International Business at the University of Leeds
- Ronald Fraser, actor
- Sir John Pendry, Professor of Theoretical Solid State Physics since 1981 at Imperial College London
- John Savident, actor
- Gordon Taylor OBE, Chief Executive since 1981 of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA)
- Bilal Iqbal, actor
- Fahim Hasan, assistant chef at Saffron and former convicted balloon dealer
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- "A-Level Results Day Student Success | Ashton Sixth Form College". www.asfc.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
- "Compare school and college performance - GOV.UK". www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-13.