Independent 6th Form Colleges by A Levels and Pre U

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2023 Results

# A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 94.53 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 22,300 53,300
2 90.49 Oxford International College Both Co-ed 27,645 55,560
3 69.67 The National Mathematics and Science College Both Co-ed 14,997 52,497
4 68.00 Concord College Both Co-ed 18,300 53,400
5 56.75 Abbey College Cambridge Both Co-ed 27,900 61,100
6 54.00 Ashbourne College Day Co-ed 32,250  
7 53.88 d'Overbroeck's Both Co-ed 28,545 51,785
8 51.88 Hurtwood House Both Co-ed 34,818 52,227
9 44.00 CATS College Cambridge Both Co-ed 18,900 51,480
10 41.09 Albemarle Independent College Day Co-ed 25,750  
11 38.00 David Game College Both Co-ed 24,600 52,000
12 35.63 Mander Portman Woodward - London Day Co-ed 34,233  
13 28.07 Bath Academy Both Co-ed (14-19) 22,500 45,000
14 27.94 Fine Arts College Hampstead Day Co-ed 26,160  
15 24.64 Mander Portman Woodward - Birmingham Day Co-ed 23,913  
16 23.81 Rochester Independent College Both Co-ed 22,800 47,400
17 23.12 Oxford Sixth Form College (formerly Oxford Tutorial College) Both Co-ed 28,635 51,585
18 22.22 Ealing Independent College Day Co-ed 18,495  
19 20.54 Kensington Park School Day Co-ed 29,250 51,930

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This table lists the Top Private Sixth Form Colleges in the UK based on 2023 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
  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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