CCSS Ethos

Students at CCSS enjoy a supportive and caring environment which encourages independence and maturity. Our inspiring teachers, small tuition groups and enthusiastic students all contribute to making CCSS a unique place to study.


Our Students

UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas. Every year, students from the UK and all corners of the globe come to CCSS in order to live and study in the heart of academic Cambridge.


Our staff

Our specialist and highly experienced teachers are here to help guide and support our students. With a student: teacher ratio of 1:3, students enjoy unparalleled access to individual attention across all subject areas.


Results and Destinations

For more than 35 years, students graduating from CCSS have enjoyed success at Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, Imperial and many other leading universities in the UK and around the world.


Boarding

CCSS has four boarding houses, each with its own unique style and atmosphere. Our students enjoy comfortable, ensuite bedrooms and can take part in a wide range of extracurricular activities. Our houses are within easy walking distance of our teaching facilities – and the centre of one of the most beautiful university cities in the world.


Cambridge

In addition to over 800 years’ of academic excellence, Cambridge boasts excellent theatres, cinemas, concert halls, restaurants and shops. No matter what your interests are, Cambridge offers a world-class range of academic, sporting and culture activities.


The education you dream of

CCSS is proud to be setting the education agenda for ambitious young people. Our students’ accomplishments and the success of our alumni reflect our ambition to transform aspiration into achievement.

CCSS… inspiring education.

Why study at CCSS?



Welcome from the Principal

Stuart Nicholson, Principal of Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies
Stuart Nicholson, Principal of Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies

As Principal of CCSS I have a keen interest in every aspect of our college, and in the progress of each and every student. It is our mission to ensure that students benefit both through academic achievement and through personal development.

We have high expectations of students and staff, we give students great learning opportunities, both course-specific and extra-curricular, and we offer a level of personal support that is almost unrivalled.

Our students make CCSS unique. They have high potential and are inquisitive and ambitious. They want to learn and they want to achieve their personal goals. They develop responsible independence and demonstrate maturity in the way they manage this and respond to our support. Though their aspirations differ, from becoming a fashion designer to a scientist, an author or a politician, I am proud of all of our students and confident in their continuing success.

If this is the sort of student you want to be, please do come and talk to me.

Stuart Nicholson, MA (Oxon), MBA, PGCE, NPQH
Principal

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Education to suit you

Our specialist teachers and the outstanding learning they create, in some of the smallest class sizes anywhere in the UK, mean our students have all the time and attention they need to study and to acquire learning skills. The uniquely supportive atmosphere of CCSS ensures our students’ abilities and horizons are constantly challenged and expanded.

Results and destinations



About us

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies is an established and leading independent sixth-form college offering high quality one and two year GCSE and A Level courses.

Over the last 35 years CCSS has built an impressive reputation for stimulating, success-focussed education, preparing students for university and for life.

CCSS is located in the very heart of academic Cambridge, surrounded by colleges of the University of Cambridge.

Our small class sizes and first class tuition enable achievement and encourage ambition and self-confidence. With both day and boarding places and a broad international student mix, UK and overseas students thrive and succeed.

International Students are offered an introduction to the UK education system via our International Summer School programme or our Academic Foundation Course, or may choose to join the full academic GCSE and A level courses.

UK students can also experience a “taster” of life at CCSS, by joining in either our Easter Revision Courses or a short Summer Course – both of which are designed to assist students from independent or state schools gain those extra marks that make the difference in grades.

Welcome to CCSS… inspiring education. We look forward to meeting you.

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Email us at: admissions@ccss.co.uk

Write to us at:
4-5 Bene’t Place
Lensfield Road
Cambridge
CB2 1EL
United Kingdom



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