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Albemarle Independent College - a top London 6th form college

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Concord College - a top co-ed boarding school

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D'Overbroeck's - a top 6th form college

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Hurtwood House - a top co-ed boarding school

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Albemarle - a top London 6th form college

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Kilgraston - a top Scottish boarding school

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Newton Prep - a top London prep school

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Merchiston Castle School - a top Scottish boarding school

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Brampton - a top London college

Private Sixth Form Colleges

There are approximately 70 private sixth form colleges in the UK, mostly covering the age range 14 to 20. Most of them started by teaching A Levels, but now the majority also teach GCSEs for pupils who enter at 14 or 15. For the 16+ ages, colleges have also added Foundation Programmes, International Baccalaureate or the Pre-U.

What makes the difference between a private sixth form college (6FC) and the sixth form of an independent (private) school?

A private sixth form college tends to concentrate just on the academic studies and has limited facilities for extra-curricular activities. They are mostly in city centres and have no sports facilities of their own. A sixth form college rarely has a college uniform – students dress how they want within reason!

Most sixth form colleges are far more flexible on admissions than schools. You will be likely to get in with C grades at GCSE whereas schools tend to want As or Bs. 

What about exam success? There’s little to choose between them. All colleges are co-ed, whereas you can also have single sex schools.

In this section we cover 5 aspects of choosing a sixth form college for your child.

A. Best College Tables – transfer to this section to view the top sixth form college tables. This measures colleges by A levels. There are only 2 colleges offering the IBDP and thus they are covered in the IBDP school table.

B. Find a College – if you are looking at the top league tables, then just clicking your cursor on a college name will take you to the college’s details. If you want to find a college by area then follow this link and enter “sixth form college” in the search engine.

C. Expert assistance in finding a private sixth form college – click here to go to the ENQUIRY FORM to enter your requirements or just phone +44 (0)1622 813870

D. eGuide on Sixth Form Colleges -we have written an eGuide on how to choose a private sixth form college, including factors other than academic performance. This eGuide is free to download but only our bespoke advice clients receive the version with an additional 30-point questionnaire for college visits.

Click here to go to sixth form college eGuide.

 

Call +44 1622 813870 Enquiry Form info@educationadvisers.co.uk