Independent 6th Form Colleges by A Levels and Pre U

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2019 Results

# A + A* % (2019) Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 92.11 Oxford International College Both Co-ed 23,375 44,750
2 90.28 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 17,700 46,450
3 83.52 Concord College Both Co-ed 14,709 41,900
4 71.23 Abbey College Cambridge Both Co-ed 23,500 51,450
5 54.02 Hurtwood House Both Co-ed 29,748 44,622
6 50.00 d'Overbroeck's College Both Co-ed 24,300 41,550
7 47.00 Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College Day Co-ed 26,250  
8 46.01 Brampton College Day Co-ed 20,655  
9 44.44 Mander Portman Woodward - Cambridge Day Co-ed 24,150  
10 44.05 Bellerbys College Brighton Both Co-ed    
11 39.87 Albemarle Independent College Day Co-ed 23,000  
12 35.25 Mander Portman Woodward - London Day Co-ed 29,715  
13 35.11 Cambridge Tutors College Both Co-ed 15,900 39,990
14 32.99 Mander Portman Woodward - Birmingham Day Co-ed 20,760  
15 30.30 Bosworth Independent College Both Co-ed 12,600 30,690
16 29.27 Rochester Independent College Both Co-ed 18,600 39,000
17 26.52 Oxford Sixth Form College (formerly Oxford Tutorial College) Both Co-ed 25,185 41,010
18 26.00 DLD College London Both Co-ed 23,500 53,450
19 20.00 Abbey College Manchester Both Co-ed    
20 19.28 Bath Academy Both Co-ed 17,400 31,000
21 16.06 Fine Arts College Hampstead Day Co-ed 22,560  

This table lists the Top Private Sixth Form Colleges in the UK based on 2019 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.
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