Cardiff Sixth Form College

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  • Full Boarding Fees

    £48,800

  • Qualifications

    one and two year GCSEs and A Levels

  • Language

    All courses include intensive English language preparation and IELTS classes are available.

  • Boarding

    Full Boarding

  • Dietary Requirements

    Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal

  • Key information

    Cardiff Sixth Form College is a co-educational, independent boarding college for pupils aged from 14-19. It has been the top school in the UK over the past 11 years and has exceptional academic results. In 2021, 98% of all students gained grades A*-A and 89% won places at QS top 100 universities worldwide. The college currently teaches 380 students, around 85% of whom are full boarders, from over 45 different countries around the world and has two campuses – one in Cardiff and one in Cambridge.

    The college offers two-year A Level programmes, two year and one year IGCSEs and Summer Schools (Oxbridge Preparation, Medical School Preparation, Academic). The average class size is 15 students. All courses include intensive English language support and IELTS classes are provided for all international students. There is excellent careers support in terms of work placement, careers-based societies, extra academic courses and extended projects and extensive work on university preparation is undertaken for each individual student.
    For A Level, entrance requirements international students take four entrance tests in the subjects they would like to study at A Level and are required to have an IELTS score of 6.5+ (academic UKVI module). For GCSE, students take entrance papers in English and Maths and IELTS requirements are 5.0 for two year GCSE and 5.5 for one year GCSE.

    All applicants will also be assessed via a college interview (via Skype/Zoom if necessary) GL online reasoning assessment, application form, school reports and previous exam transcripts.

    Location

    Cardiff Sixth Form College is located in the centre of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales and is just a five minute walk from the city centre.
    The nearest airport is Cardiff Airport, which is around 40 minutes away, while London Heathrow is around 150 miles away (2.5 hours by car).

    A day in the life of…

    A typical day in the life of a CSFC student begins at around 7am, when they wake up, get dressed and eat breakfast with their fellow students in the canteen. There are one to one support lessons from 8am to 8.45am before the first lesson commences at 9am. Students remain in classes until lunchtime with a short coffee break half way through the morning.
    Lunch can be anytime between 12-2pm. After lunch, students head back to their lessons and the last lesson of the day finishes between 5pm and 6pm depending on the student’s timetable.
    When the school day has finished, students go back to their boarding houses, which are all single ensuite bedrooms, before gathering together in the canteen to eat dinner.. Later on in the evening, they may decide to go to the gym or swimming pool, take part in one of the many clubs or societies, relax with friends in the common room, do some homework or enjoy some quiet study time in their room.
    While there is no strict bedtime, the boarding team discourages students from staying up too late so they awake fresh and ready to study. At 10pm all students must leave the common room and by 11pm, students are expected to keep any noise to a minimum. For GCSE students the timings are slightly earlier.

    On weekends, students go on college outings to local attractions like St Fagan’s Museum of Welsh Life, hike in the Brecon Beacons and Garth Mountain, visit Castell Coch and the Pembrokeshire Coast. Outings are also planned to destinations further afield such as Bristol Zoo, the Palace of Westminster, London theatre visits and theme parks.

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