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Independent 6th Form Colleges by A Level

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2018 Results

A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 88.68 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 16,600 42,750
2 83.54 Oxford International College Both Co-ed 21,000 42,000
3 81.43 Concord College Both Co-ed 14,280 39,900
4 58.33 Hurtwood House Both Co-ed 28,950 43,428
5 54.17 Bellerbys College Cambridge Both Co-ed 27,060 38,940
6 53.71 Abbey College Cambridge Both Co-ed 29,000
7 53.37 d'Overbroeck's Oxford Both Co-ed 23,850 38,700
8 49.61 Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College Day Co-ed 26,250
9 47.21 Cambridge Tutors College Both Co-ed 15,900 39,990
10 47.10 Brampton College Day Co-ed 19,935
11 44.09 CATS College Canterbury Both Co-ed 26,490 41,775
12 42.55 Bosworth Independent College Both Co-ed 12,600 30,300
13 41.24 Albemarle Independent College Day Co-ed 21,000
14 39.29 CATS College Cambridge Both Co-ed 24,990 44,775
15 34.29 Mander Portman Woodward - London Day Co-ed 30,678
16 32.94 Mander Portman Woodward - Cambridge Day Co-ed 28,305
17 32.63 Mander Portman Woodward - Birmingham Day Co-ed 19,980
18 31.01 Bellerbys College Brighton Both Co-ed 27,060 43,704
19 30.53 Abbey College Manchester Both Co-ed 12,750
20 30.50 Chelsea Independent College Both Co-ed 24,000 48,000
21 29.75 Cambridge Centre For Sixth Form Studies Both Co-ed 21,000 48,000
22 28.65 Rochester Independent College Both Co-ed 18,000 36,900
23 26.26 Oxford Sixth Form College (formerly Oxford Tutorial College) Both Co-ed 24,450 39,825
24 26.14 Bath Academy Both Co-ed 16,895 36,500
25 24.86 CATS College London Both Co-ed 24,990 49,980
26 24.83 DLD College London Both Co-ed 23,000 50,500
27 21.29 Collingham Both Co-ed 21,570
28 20.93 Ealing Independent College Day Co-ed 16,050
29 20.46 Fine Arts College Hampstead Day Co-ed 21,690
30 16.39 Padworth College Both Co-ed

This table lists the Top Private Sixth Form Colleges in the UK based on 2018 A Level results. Rankings are based on the percentage of A Level entries awarded A* and A grades. Where students have been entered for Pre-U exams the tables include the percentage of Pre-U grades from D1-M1. To qualify for inclusion there must be a minimum of 20 students in the cohort.

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  1. We make every effort to obtain results for every independent college, but there are sometimes a few gaps in our data, because the information is not freely available or because a college will not supply it. In most cases this applies to colleges that would not appear in the top quartile of the table.
  2. Sometimes grades improve as a result of appeals or remarks and we may update the data periodically, as long it does not distort the results of colleges which have not given us their remarks. We encourage all schools and colleges to supply corrections or additions by contacting us at info@educationadvisers.co.uk.
  3. Exam results are not the only criteria by which to judge a college. The colleges at the top of this table are very selective on their admissions. Be aware that your child may not necessarily thrive in a high pressure academic environment. Please contact us for advice on choosing the right college.
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