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Achieving your goals

At Oxford Sixth Form College, we understand that every student is unique. We also know that you’ll achieve more when you’re supported and doing what you love. That’s why – from the moment we meet – we’ll work together to identify your goals, find the right academic programmes, and put in place the support you need to succeed. 

Our personalised approach features multiple course and study options, including a One-Year GCSE Programme, Two-Year A-Level Programme, BTEC Business Extended Diploma in addition to two Pre-A-Level and Study Abroad Programmes. Whichever pathway you choose, you’ll learn from subject specialists in classes averaging just six students. Everyone receives expert academic and pastoral care from their very own Senior Tutor, too. 

This creates the ideal environment for our students to flourish. Our graduates go on to create their own futures, including studying at first-choice, top 100 universities across the world.  
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Respected worldwide, our personalised approach to education reimagines learning through six core pillars. 
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Academic excellence 
At Oxford Sixth Form College, it all starts with you. We’ll identify your strengths and goals, make sure you’re on the right academic pathway, and deliver the exceptional teaching you need to thrive.  
Academic Excellence

We think beyond traditional education at Oxford Sixth Form College. Our bespoke, fully personalised approach gives you the opportunity to design, pursue, and continually shape your entire learning journey. 

It starts from the moment we meet you. At an informal interview, you’ll tell us about your talents and passions, and we’ll discuss your ambitions – including university or career aspirations.  

Our teachers, Director of Studies, and your dedicated Senior Tutor will then work with you to create your own academic pathway. Alongside a traditional two-year A-level course, we offer A-level, BTEC, and GCSE programmes that vary in length, their start dates, and subject combinations – including five-term and one-year intensive options. 

These include our BTEC Business pathways, which are ideal for students who enjoy the challenge of coursework without the pressure of external exams. We also offer a one-year pre-A-level curriculum and an English for Academic Purposes programme for international students. 

Providing choice gives our students the freedom to tailor how and what they learn to their needs, preferences, and interests. Really importantly, you’ll have the flexibility to switch programmes should your goals change.  

Whichever route you take, you’ll benefit from a university-inspired model of teaching that combines academic rigour with unwavering individual support. You’ll learn in small, dynamic classes that are more like a tutorial group. This creates an informal and interactive environment where ideas, creativity, and individuality flourish. 

Our personalised approach inspires students to achieve impressive results. We’re consistently among the top 1% of English schools and colleges for academic progress at A-level. And in 2022, 100% of our BTEC students achieved a distinction, the equivalent of three A grades at A-level. Leaving us with everything they need for success, our students go on to study at the very best universities, including the University of Oxford. 

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The world’s best teachers
Our teachers will provide the steadfast individual support and academic inspiration you need to succeed. You’ll receive tailored guidance and expert advice at every stage of your learning journey from your Senior Tutor, too. 
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The world’s best teachers

Our students learn from the best: abundantly qualified educators who are fully committed to your unique goals and all-round development. Our parents agree, with 95% saying their child has a great relationship with their teacher. 

Specialists in their field, over two-thirds of our teachers have a Master’s degree. We also attract experts who have excelled in the industry they now teach in. Their experience enriches our curriculum and ensures our students benefit from cutting-edge instruction that combines theoretical knowledge with real-world application.  

Our teaching approach is refreshingly interactive and creative, which sets our college apart from many traditional UK independent schools. In small, tutorial-style classes averaging just six students, our teachers have the time and space to tailor every activity and experience to the individual needs of each student. This guarantees you’ll receive the personalised attention and level of challenge you need to excel. 

We understand the importance of consistency in young lives. That’s why every student is allocated a dedicated Senior Tutor, who will mentor them throughout their time with us. This holistic support ranges from identifying the right academic pathways to weekly catch-up meetings and help with university applications.  

We make sure our teachers have the support they need to achieve their goals, too. This includes access to a wealth of learning and development opportunities on the award-winning Nord Anglia University training platform, alongside weekly in-school peer review and idea-sharing meetings. 

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A personal approach
We approach education differently at Oxford Sixth Form College. Studying here, you’ll have the freedom to be yourself and pursue your passions. You’ll also receive the specialist advice you need to achieve your ambitions and develop the skills to thrive at university and beyond. 
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A personal approach

We know that every student has unique goals. Our mission is to help you fulfil them. We’ll do this by creating an environment you’re comfortable and supported in, and by offering academic experiences and extra-curricular activities that align with your talents and passions.  

Right from the start, we’ll get to know you as a person, covering everything from friendship groups and hobbies to how you like to learn. We’ll then share this information with your Senior Tutor and teachers, so they can create a holistic education designed around your needs. 

For both our day and boarding students, this means nurturing the attributes you’ll need to flourish at university and beyond. Outside of lessons, you’ll be free to manage your time and study periods. You’ll also make the most of the vibrant cultural experiences on offer in Oxford. This encourages independence, gives our students control, and develops self-confidence. 

We offer a rich programme of optional clubs and societies, too, from chess and poetry to backgammon and biology. You can also create your own experiences, organising activities based on your passions, whether that’s comic books or astrophysics. 

On international trips – including our personal challenge expedition to Les Martinets in Switzerland – our students’ confidence soars, as they work with others and gain a global perspective. Closer to home, a variety of social activities offer fun and friendship. These include an informal welcome party at the start of each year, a spring punting and picnic day, and our ever-popular Summer Ball.

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Our social purpose 
Our students’ education is enriched by the cultural diversity of our international community. This cultivates understanding and open-mindedness, inspiring our young people to think about their place in the world – and how they can help others. 
Our social purpose 

Our students are a force for good, strengthening the communities they live and learn in, and adopting a truly global outlook as part of our diverse international community. 

On campus, we live and breathe our values of equality, diversity, and inclusivity through a variety of student and staff-led initiatives, such as Pride Allies. This project celebrates our LGBTQ+ community through awareness-raising activities, whole-school events, and our students’ genuine commitment to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. 

You’ll have the opportunity to effect real change through our lively Student Council, too. Working as a team, the Council co-ordinates donation drives and fundraising activities, implements healthy eating ideas, and organises high profile events, like our Student Ball. In the process, they demonstrate their determination and resilience, and develop a host of future-proofed skills. 

At our Model United Nations group, we welcome debate and discussion on an array of global challenges such as poverty, climate change, food security, and the rights of the child. Our students learn to collaborate, communicate with conviction, and formulate solutions to contemporary global challenges.

As a college, we believe there shouldn’t be any barriers to education. Our bursary programme opens doors to outstanding local students committed to making a unique positive contribution to our community.

Our school community
Our small yet remarkably diverse college community is truly special. It’s a place of belonging, where students from more than 35 countries live, learn, and thrive together. We’re also a proud member of the Nord Anglia Education family, creating opportunities and connections around the world. 
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Small in size but big in spirit, Oxford Sixth Form College is a warm, family-like environment where students from all backgrounds and nationalities flourish. You’ll quickly settle into our tightknit community, where everyone understands and supports one another, and individual passions and talents shine bright. 

Home to students from more than 35 countries, our college is extraordinarily diverse. This creates a vibrant atmosphere that inspires tolerance, understanding, and open-mindedness. Our community comes together for cultural celebrations throughout the year, including Lunar New Year, Eid, and Thanksgiving. 

From bowling and ice-skating to evenings at the cinema, a variety of social activities connects students of all ages beyond the classroom. Our boarders enjoy a myriad of weekend and after-school activities, too, including trips to London, countryside hikes, and shopping excursions. Our day students don’t miss out, either; they’re also invited to join the fun.  

We understand it isn’t easy for a parent to be away from their child. Our Senior Tutors are a single point of contact for any questions, progress updates, or advice. Our families can also keep in touch with everything that’s going on at the college – from student reports to key dates – through our Parent Portal.

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Advanced learning environments
Learning in a world-famous university city inspires our students to believe they can be or do anything. Perfectly positioned in central Oxford – surrounded by cultural opportunities, parks, and beautiful sandstone buildings – our college is a warm environment that offers a unique, university-style of learning. 
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Advanced learning environments

Our sixth form college in the heart of Oxford is the ideal place for students to live, learn, and do what they love. 

Housed in a handsome Victorian terrace, we’re surrounded by famed university colleges. We’re just a stone’s throw away from the idyllic expanse of Christ Church Meadow, too. Students can also enjoy Oxford’s bookshops, galleries, and museums – many of which are world-class; go punting on the river that flows through our city; or choose from a plethora of activities, including restaurants, cinemas, and theatres. 

Steeped in history, our teaching buildings on King Edward Street are home to cosy classrooms that facilitate a university-inspired model of learning. In small groups, you’ll learn in comfortable settings where you can be yourself, confidently share ideas, and take on new challenges. 

Specialist facilities, which include a photography and graphic communication suite, offer cutting-edge spaces where students can pursue their passions. Our new science labs – designed in consultation with our expert teaching team – will be hubs for innovation, investigation, and experimentation. 

Our restful boarding houses – which are only a short walk from our main site – offer a genuine higher education-style experience, too. You’ll be encouraged to make your private room your own, creating a personal space for rest and relaxation.

Whether it’s in a class of 8 students or our boarding houses, our staff provide the individualised care each student needs to achieve their goals.

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Mark Love
Principal, Oxford Sixth Form College


For the students who board with us, Oxford Sixth Form College is both a second home and a family. We’re a place where everyone supports one another, and fun, friendships, and personalised opportunities are available every day. 

We offer secure and comfortable boarding accommodation in our city centre locations – St Ebbe’s and Pensons Gardens – both of which are staffed by our wonderful house parents.    



We’re delighted you’re considering Oxford Sixth Form College for your education. Your journey starts with our friendly admissions team, who will get to know you and your family, and support your move to our school. 
 Admissions process
  • Let’s talk about your sixth form options – you can get in touch using our online enquiry form. 
  • We’ll go through potential scholarship opportunities. 
  • Send us your application form. 
  • After joining us for an interview, we’ll offer you a place. 
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