Welcome from the Principal
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
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.
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.
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.
Where to look next:
- If you’re interested in seeing which universities our students go to, click here.
- To find out more about A Levels, click here
- To find out more about GCSE, click here
- To find out more about our entry requirements, click here
of our students over the last five years have gone on to higher education
Our Oxbridge applicants' success rate is more than double the national average
Students retaking subjects on our fast track courses achieve on average 2 grades higher than before
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