A passion for teaching and for learning
Driven by a passion for learning and a joy in teaching, our courses and the environment we create provides our students with an unrivalled platform for academic and personal growth. The breadth and flexibility of courses at CCSS allows each individual to tailor their education towards their style and ambitions.
CCSS… inspiring education.
A-levels and GCSE at CCSS
A-levels are a unique course, allowing students to focus their passions into specialist subjects in a way almost unheard of anywhere else in the world. And we plan the combination of courses for each student to a plan which is personally tailored to reflect their strengths and support their passions for study and for the future. Most of our students join us at 15 to 18 years old to take A-levels over two years, a plan we find that delivers the very best possible learning experience and preparation for their examinations.
GCSEs are the examination taken by 15 & 16 year olds in preparation for A-level study. Most schools offer this as a two year course, but CCSS has successfully pioneered a one year programme.
We offer a very broad range of subjects that give students a very varied and balanced introduction to the curriculum. Maths, English and a science subject are compulsory on this course and students usually take between five and seven subjects, depending on their background and future plans. We have found this approach, giving experience of a range of subjects, is perfect for when we sit down and tailor a personal plan for each of our students A-level programme.
The academic array
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The CCSS two-year A-level programme provides a remarkable level of expertise, input and opportunity. As well as our generous staffing ratios, giving single-figure teaching groups, students benefit from around 50% more teaching time than at other schools. Our unique approach of very small groups averaging just five or six students and a much greater amount […]
We are sometimes asked, “Can I do A-Levels in one year?” On our fast track A-levels programme, the answer is YES! Typically, students are at least 18 years old, with previous A-level experience or similar “High School” qualifications, and are seeking a further high quality foundation to get them to top UK universities. The CCSS […]
Do you want to prepare for A-levels and other sixth-form, pre-university courses? Our GCSE programme is one way to do just that. Our GCSE programme is a fast-track one-year course, taught in very small groups (averaging about six) with more lesson time per subject, allowing you to reach your very best standard. We offer you […]
The Foundation Programme at CCSS is the perfect all round preparation for academic study, as well as being a great introduction to life at an independent sixth-form college in the UK. Ideal for students aged 14-17, each Foundation Programme gives you a personal, tailor-made experience. A blend of expert English Language teaching and the very […]
For students to maximise their examination performance this summer The CCSS Easter Revision programmes are designed to support students’ existing learning, identify gaps in studies and hone exam techniques, helping to build ability and confidence and boost grades. Courses are delivered by qualified, experienced subject specialists, skilled in managing directed revision programmes. The courses cover […]
Some of the smallest class sizes in the UK
At CCSS you are an individual, in every way. Your courses and learning are tailored to suit your style and your ambitions.
Inspiring teachers, small tuition groups and enthusiastic students all contribute to make your learning at CCSS a unique experience.
Our class sizes are less than half the average for the independent sector in the UK, averaging just six students.
The attention and hours of tuition we can give to each student is quite remarkable and, we believe, unequalled.
“My teachers were a great source of inspiration to me; the lessons were never dull, the small classes were very friendly and they really helped me as the teachers were able to focus on just me, just when I needed it. ”
Good teachers teach, the best inspire
Our teachers are the teachers we would all want for our children. Subject specialists they teach exclusively at sixth-form level. They are great communicators, passionate about their subjects and, most importantly, are all determined to inspire their students to be the very best they can be.
We are committed to transforming aspiration into achievement.