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Hurtwood House - a top co-ed boarding school

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Cardiff Sixth Form College - Top Independent School and Top 6th Form College

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Hurtwood House

Top Sixth Form Colleges

It is more difficult to rank 6th form colleges than independent schools, because many of them do not release their results or they provide them in inconsistent formats. For this table, we have used the results (audited and unaudited) of those colleges, which are prepared to publicise them. We have simply taken the percentage of total A level entries, which were grades A*-B. Some colleges would argue that A level resits should be excluded, but perversely their inclusion can sometimes depress the overall average grades. We have not included GCSEs because many colleges do not offer them or focus either on resits or short term GCSE courses. Some colleges are very selective on entry criteria whereas others may specialise in taking students with previous poor exam performance in order to transform their results. Thus you may need to ask colleges about their added value performance. For these reasons we refer to this as a results table rather than a league table.

Please be aware that exam success is only one criterion in the search for a sixth form college. You are encouraged to read our free downloadable eGuide on how to select an independent sixth form college.

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Click on the arrows to the right of each column to reorder the table by category e.g. size of school fees, alphabetical order, exam scores etc.

A* - B % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 98.96 Cardiff Sixth Form College Both Co-ed 16,000 41,000
2 96.55 CATS College Canterbury Both Co-ed 23,730 36,600
3 95.53 Concord College - Shrewsbury Both Co-ed 13,500 36,000
4 88.08 Albemarle Independent College - London Day Co-ed 19,750
5 84.52 d'Overbroeck's Oxford Both Co-ed 22,350 35,025
6 84.00 Brampton College - Hendon Day Co-ed 18,535
7 83.00 Abbey College - Cambridge Both Co-ed 27,300 47,000
8 82.68 Hurtwood House - Dorking Both Co-ed 27,225 40,839
9 79.78 Bellerbys College - Cambridge Both Co-ed 26,250 38,130
10 77.14 CATS College Cambridge Both Co-ed 25,305 43,080
11 75.23 Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College Day Co-ed 24,750
12 73.54 Bellerbys College - Brighton Both Co-ed 26,250 41,700
13 72.13 Cambridge Tutors College - Croydon Both Co-ed 15,498 35,400
14 70.88 Bosworth Independent College Both Co-ed 12,000 29,000
15 70.00 Campbell Harris - London Homestay Co-ed 18,900
16 67.95 Mander Portman Woodward - London Day Co-ed 28,122
17 67.31 Abbey College - Manchester Both Co-ed 12,250
18 63.77 David Game College - London Both Co-ed 17,600
19 61.84 DLD College London Both Co-ed 19,990 34,000
20 61.79 Fine Arts College Hampstead Day Co-ed
21 61.44 Welbeck - Loughborough Boarding Co-ed
22 60.33 Rochester Independent College Both Co-ed 16,500 29,700
23 51.47 Bath Academy Both Co-ed 15,600 34,300
24 48.52 Lansdowne College Both Co-ed 20,950 36,400
25 42.67 Padworth College Both Co-ed
26 32.18 Acorn House College Day Co-ed
27 0.00 Cambridge Centre For Sixth Form Studies (CCSS) Both Co-ed 19,950 46,150
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