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Independent 6th Forms

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.

A + A* %
Name
Day/Board
Boy/Girl
Day £
Board £
188.68Cardiff Sixth Form CollegeBothCo-ed16,60042,750
283.54Oxford International CollegeBothCo-ed21,00042,000
381.43Concord CollegeBothCo-ed14,28039,900
458.33Hurtwood HouseBothCo-ed28,95043,428
554.17Bellerbys College CambridgeBothCo-ed27,06038,940
653.71Abbey College CambridgeBothCo-ed29,000
753.37d’Overbroeck’s OxfordBothCo-ed23,85038,700
849.61Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form CollegeDayCo-ed26,250
947.21Cambridge Tutors CollegeBothCo-ed15,90039,990
1047.10Brampton CollegeDayCo-ed19,935
1144.09CATS College CanterburyBothCo-ed24,99039,480
1242.55Bosworth Independent CollegeBothCo-ed12,60030,300
1341.24Albemarle Independent CollegeDayCo-ed21,000
1439.29CATS College CambridgeBothCo-ed24,99044,775
1536.81Welbeck – The Defence Sixth Form CollegeBoardingCo-ed
1634.29Mander Portman Woodward – LondonDayCo-ed30,678
1732.94Mander Portman Woodward – CambridgeDayCo-ed28,305
1832.63Mander Portman Woodward – BirminghamDayCo-ed19,980
1931.01Bellerbys College BrightonBothCo-ed27,06043,704
2030.53Abbey College ManchesterBothCo-ed12,750
2130.50Chelsea Independent CollegeBothCo-ed24,00048,000
2229.75Cambridge Centre For Sixth Form StudiesBothCo-ed21,00048,000
2328.65Rochester Independent CollegeBothCo-ed18,00036,900
2426.26Oxford Sixth Form College (formerly Oxford Tutorial College)BothCo-ed24,45039,825
2526.14Bath AcademyBothCo-ed16,89536,500
2624.86CATS College LondonBothCo-ed24,99049,980
2724.83DLD College LondonBothCo-ed23,00050,500
2821.29CollinghamBothCo-ed21,570
2920.93Ealing Independent CollegeDayCo-ed16,050
3020.46Fine Arts College HampsteadDayCo-ed21,690

 

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