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  • Cardiff Sixth Form College
    1-3 Trinity Court
    21 - 27 Newport Road
    CF24 0AA
  • Head: Yasmin Sarwar
  • T 02920 493121
  • F 02920 493122
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 16 to 18
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Cardiff
  • Pupils: 324
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £15,000; Boarding £36,000 - £39,725 pa
  • Open days: Admission evenings - appointment based
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

What we saw was youth working hard to achieve results worthy of their talents and for which they deserved credit. The teaching is excellent and, most important, morale seems high with delightful relationships between staff and pupils.

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What the school says...

With a reputation for outstanding educational achievements, excellent facilities and enriching extra-curricular activities, Cardiff Sixth Form College (CSFC) focuses on individual care, and inspires students to make the most of their unique talents. CSFC is ranked one of the top A-level providers in the UK. CSFC is recognised as a top A level provider in the UK. In 2014, CSFC was ranked top of the A level League Tables by Results, cited in The Times and Daily Telegraph, achieving 59 per cent A*, 95 per cent A* A grades. In 2013, CSFC was also ranked number one in the league tables with 51.7 per cent A*, 95.1 per cent A* A, 100 per cent A B grades. In 2014, the college won three Crystal awards from The Education Advisers for Top UK Co Educational Boarding School, Top Private Sixth Form College and Top Private School in the UK. In 2011, we were placed first in the UK League Table by The Spectator magazine, a sister publication of The Daily Telegraph.

The college offers three core routes of study: A levels, Summer School and Study Camps. The CSFC Summer School and Study Camp courses provide an excellent opportunity for students to improve their English language skills, whilst still studying in an academic environment.

Students are able to benefit from experienced teachers, many of whom have examiner/ chief examiner experience in the UK. CSFC has enjoyed exceptional success in placing its students on high demand courses of their choice, such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. Our students have also had considerable success in gaining places to study other high demand courses, such as economics, law and engineering. Successful applications have been submitted to the most prestigious universities in the UK, including Oxford and Cambridge. In 2014, 16 students gained entry to Oxbridge, 21 to medical schools, 32 to UCL, LSE or Imperial College. In 2015, 20 students have received offers from Oxbridge colleges. Throughout each stage of the UCAS process, students receive expert guidance, workshops and seminars to prepare them to face challenges within the application process and to submit the most impressive university applications they can. A variety of work experience placements ensure that all students make an informed career choice.

The college offers a strong system of pastoral support with a designated member of staff to support students throughout their time at the College. We have an excellent track record of placing students in regular work experience settings, across a variety of career disciplines.

Students also have access to state-of-the-art sports facilities at David Lloyd Leisure Club, as well as a number of sporting clubs at the college. We host a wide range of extracurricular activities, including the Goodwill Ambassador Programme and the International Space Settlement Design Competition.

Student accommodation comprises college residence, college house and homestay, all of which offer a safe and comfortable environment. Located in the vibrant city of Cardiff, our small college is proud that our students form strong bonds with each other in a stimulating and friendly environment. Our aim is to prepare students for a well-balanced, modern life.
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Yasmin Sarwar. Something of a legend in her field. She came over from Malaysia to study for A levels. She had excellent results and progressed to university. Once she had graduated she began to help struggling students, and her success spread to such an extent that the house from which she worked proved too small. In 2011 she moved into what had been a large office block in Trinity Road. It is now the sixth form college from where her reputation has continued to spread. It is largely her personal drive and energy which has driven successes on to triumphs, with the college becoming not only the largest in Wales but, in the last four years, top of the independent schools A level results as published by The Times and The Telegraph. The college...

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