Oxford Sixth Form College
At Oxford Sixth Form College we strongly believe that one size does not fit all. Every student has different aspirations and abilities and we are committed to helping them to reach their potential and meet their goals. From the moment we receive a student’s application we regard them as an individual.
Established in 1988, Oxford Sixth Form College is one of the UK’s leading independent sixth form colleges for students aged 15-19. Formerly named Oxford Tutorial College, we sustain the tutorial tradition through an average class size of four students and through having no more than eight students in an A-Level class. We offer greater flexibility than mainstream schools with over 20 subjects on offer across A-Level, GCSE and BTEC.
Oxford Sixth Form College is an independent Sixth Form College for UK and international students. We offer a broad range of A-Level subjects as well as BTEC Business and GCSE programmes. The College also offers English for Academic Purposes programmes for international students. Our teaching method puts an emphasis on small-group instruction that focuses on individual student needs and learning styles. Over the years we have established an excellent reputation in preparing students for exams.
Your home away from home
In recent years the College has offered boarding accommodation for students across two locations – St. Ebbes and Pensons Gardens. Due to an increase in students requesting boarding a third boarding accommodation location, Between Towns Court, will be made available for students joining the College in January 2022. All boarding locations are staffed by house parents with breakfast and dinner provided seven days a week.
Host family accommodation is also available to all students. Some students are ready for fully independent living, some are looking for something close to a university student experience; others prefer a family environment. It is important that all students feel comfortable, happy and ‘at home’ in their accommodation and every effort is made to match the right student to the right environment.
Living in Oxford
Teaching is recorded in the city as far back as 1096, which makes Oxford the first university in the English-speaking world. Monastic ‘halls’ were established from the twelfth century, so that students could be accommodated in safety, and these formed the basis of the medieval university’s colleges. Today, the university is made up of 38 colleges and many academic departments.
Oxford University is ranked among the best in the world, and was placed 6th globally by the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017. In recent centuries, the University has educated 28 Nobel Prize winners, 27 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, and notable writers such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Interestingly, Oxford has also been the filming location for various films such as “Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone” and TV series such as “Inspector Morse”.