Age Range
15 to 19
Nearest Airport
School Type
Fees - Day
Fees - Full

Cardiff Sixth Form College (CSFC) is a well renowned UK Boarding School that provides excellent education, state-of-the-art facilities, and top class extracurricular activities. This institution’s primary focus is in providing individual care and in motivating students to reach their highest potential.

In 2015, Cardiff Sixth Form College’s A-Level results were ranked at number one making them the leading Boarding School in the UK for the third time in a row, as featured in The Times and The Daily Telegraph newspapers. The college has also won several awards such as Top Independent Sixth Form College, Top Independent School, and is also a three-time Crystal Awardee as Top UK Co-Educational Boarding School from The Education Advisers.

The college takes pride in being the leading choice amongst UK Boarding Schools and has paved the way for students to gain access to one of the country’s top notch universities. In 2015 alone, 54 students progressed to study Medicine, 15 went on to Oxbridge, 21 advanced to UCL, 17 to LSE, and 11 to Imperial.

Three methods of study that are offered at this UK Boarding School are One Year Intensive GCSEs, A -Levels, and Summer School. Overseas study camps during summer are also available. Students benefit from tenured teachers who boastExamining/Chief Examining experience amongst their academic credentials.

The college was recently awarded by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) with the highest grade possible (1) during the last round of inspections. This is to acknowledge CSFC’s outstanding performance across all three areas: Teaching & Learning, Welfare, and Governance.

An environment that is Conducive to Learning.

The College ensures that the students are provided with safe,secure and comfortable living conditions. The accommodation is a newly constructed building that can accommodate more than 300 students and rooms are for single-use with built-in shower room and shared kitchen facilities; there are also studio rooms available to those who opt to have cooking facilities. There are also wardens available 24/7 to make sure that students are well-guarded ando promote health and wellness, modern sports facilities are available for the students. Cardiff Sixth Form College also provides a robust system of pastoral support whereby each member of staff is assigned to look after a student and assist them throughout their stay. The college also has an outstanding record of providing students with actual work experiences over different career fields.

A Holistic Approach to Learning.

The college provides several venues for students to enhance life skills through various out-of-school activities that cultivate discipline and camaraderie. These activities such as sports, music, debate and the arts are aimed at providing the students with useful traits which they then can carry on and put to use at work, at home and on the Goodwill Ambassador Programme in Malaysia and Bahrain. Competitions are also offered such as Science Olympiads and NASA Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) that allow students to excel educationally while adding a global aspect to their professional credentials. Products of CSFC have been winning consistently since 2011 at the ISSDC competition which took place at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston.

Situated within the lively city of Cardiff, a city rated with the highest ‘feel good factor’ in the UK Survey of best places to live, Cardiff Sixth Form College takes pride on not just being a school where students learn academically but also a venue where they can form a community, create friendships and become lifelong learners. The aim of this, as the top UK Boarding School, is to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills for a modern and well-balanced life.

Entrance Requirements: 

To register and make a formal application, please complete one of our application forms and email it to In addition, please do familiarise yourselves with our admissions procedure and entry criteria. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (INTERNATIONAL) The College Entry Requirements for International Students are as follows: • A minimum of 6 GCSE/IGCSE passes (or equivalent qualifications) at grade A*, with A* grades in the subjects chosen for A-Level, and evidence of a good secondary or high school education. (If the student doesn’t have these results at the time of application, we look at entrance test results). Note: Scholarship applications require a minimum of 8A*s • GL Assessment (online reasoning test) • College interview (in person or on Skype) • Application form All international students are required to achieve a score of 6.5 in the overall band of the academic version of  the International English Language Test System (IELTS).

Scholarships & Bursaries: 


Students considering applying for scholarship must do so at registration stage as scholarship, rather than entrance papers are taken. Please be advised these are of very high standard and are designed to be testing as we only offer a few scholarships each year.
Please note that scholarships cannot be applied for after entrance examinations have been taken.


It is important to Cardiff Sixth Form College that no child with the ability to join Cardiff Sixth Form College misses out due to economic circumstances. We are proud to be able to offer a number of scholarship places for local students. 

Scholarships are intended for the brightest students. We award scholarships on the basis of academic performance, work ethic and a candidate’s suitability to the College. Local Day Students are able to obtain a full 100% scholarship. To be eligible for the award, students need to have achieved 9A*s at GCSE/IGCSE level. Students with 8A*s are considered, but only for a lesser scholarship. Students with 6/7A*s will be considered as possible candidates for entry to the college, but are ineligible for any scholarship award. 

Local students are very important to the aims and character of the college. We believe in a multi-cultural environment. Local students play a large role in contributing to our unique college atmosphere. Both local students and international students benefit from the opportunity to interact and learn from other highly dedicated and accomplished students. It brings out the best in everyone – including the College! Our local Day Students have very high success rates in gaining acceptance to demanding courses at top class Universities. We know they are capable of excelling. We believe this environment will help them achieve their greatest potential. 


1.Up to 100% scholarships available for day students, covering tuition fees only.
2.The maximum award given to international applicants is 50% - covering tuition fees only. In rare circumstances a higher award can be made but this is considered on an individual basis. 
3.To be considered for a scholarship Day Students must obtain a minimum of 9 A* grades at GCSE (full courses) and be successful in an interview at the College.
4.To be considered for a 100% scholarship, Day Students must achieve straight A*s in all their full course GCSE subjects which they intend to study at A Level.
5.All exams must be sat in one sitting regardless of the value of the scholarship (except in exceptional circumstances as determined by CSFC).
6.International applicants will be judged individually, for up to 50% tuition fee
scholarship, based on their national examination qualifications and their performance in the entrance tests.
7.Students are welcome to submit a portfolio of achievements for consideration.
8.All awards relate to tuition fees only. Boarding costs are not eligible for scholarship.
9.Scholarship application will only be considered during the initial application process, before the offer has been made. We will not consider a scholarship application after this point
10.All awards are made at the discretion of the Principal whose decision is considered to be final
11.Students must demonstrate a strong work ethic and commitment to their studies.
12.Cardiff Sixth Form College reserves the right to withdraw or reduce an award at any time if a student demonstrates lack of commitment.
13.Awards are only given for courses lasting a minimum of two years.
14.In the event of no candidates of sufficient merit being recognised, awards will not be made.
15.The range of subjects the student has studied will be taken into account.
16.The awarding of scholarships would be dependent on the choices of subjects at A-Level.
17.UK and EU students: if a value of a scholarship is 50% or more, the acceptance deposit reverts to an acceptance fee and is therefore non-refundable.
18.By accepting a scholarship award the student accepts the terms and conditions of the scholarship contract.  

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1-3 Trinity Court
21-27 Newport Road
Cardiff CF24 0AA


Registration Fee £160
Acceptance Deposit
Second year top-up £500 each year
Tuition Fees 2018
-September intake £16,600
August 2018 Pre-Sessional Course £400

Registration Fee
-UK and EU Boarders £160
-International Boarders £185
Acceptance Deposit
-UK and EU Boarders £3,000
-International Boarders £9,500
A Level students arriving January 2019
-Cluster £32,400
-Studio £34,600
A Level September 2018
-Cluster £40,250
-Studio £43,750
One Year GCSE September 2018
-Total price £40,250
-Tuition £19,600
-Boarding £20,650
August 2018 Pre-Sessional
(in addition to September Fees)
-Cluster £3,700
-Studio £3,700

Cardiff Sixth Form College is more than an educational institution - it’s a home. Its curriculum challenges the students capabilities on a daily basis hence the school deems it important for them to unwind and relax at the end of the day. Good rest makes good work – and our state-of-the-art accommodation complex is designed to aid just that.

Students live together in modern, purpose-built accommodation. All basic resources are available and as the accommodation is located just a 10-minute walk from the college, educational resources and administrative assistance are never far away.

Cardiff has three different room types: cluster rooms, apartments and studio flats. Cluster rooms are shared by 4-6 students, with single bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, with a shared kitchen and lounge. Apartments feature two single bedrooms and have a shared bathroom, kitchen and lounge, while studio flats feature a single room with an en-suite bathroom and a kitchen, but do not include a lounge.

All accommodations are comfortable and self-contained, providing independence but also a sense of community. Students have their own space but have the opportunity to get to know their peers from all over the world, giving them a global perspective while forming friendships which help promote better understanding. The allocation of cluster rooms, apartments studio flats is made on a first-come, first-served basis.

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