Entry requirements

CCSS is an academically non-selective college ideal for students seeking a challenging and supportive environment where they can achieve their individual and collective best through personalised learning.

CCSS will look at every individual application and make a decision based on wider individual merits, not just on paper qualifications. All students are interviewed in person by the Principal or Deputy Principal

Two-year A Level. This programme is suitable for those who have completed GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent courses of study. Applicants should expect to achieve a minimum of five GCSE passes at grade A-C (including English and Mathematics). Scholarships may be available to students achieving a minimum of 5 GCSE A grades.

One-year A Level. This programme is suitable for students who have already completed one or more years of A Level study or a similar level course (such as International Baccalaureate or Pre-U) and are looking to transfer into year 13. It is also appropriate for students seeking to retake complete subjects or those who need additional subjects to be eligible for undergraduate courses in medical sciences and other professionally based courses of study. Applicants should have achieved a minimum of five GCSE or equivalent passes at grade B or above, including English and mathematics.

One-Year GCSE. This programme is suitable for students aged 15-17 who are perhaps relocating to Cambridge, or who are looking for a fresh start for their year 11 studies. Previous school reports and predicted grades will be considered when assessing students’ suitability for a place on this course.

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Email us at: admissions@ccss.co.uk

Write to us at:
1 Salisbury Villas
Station Road
United Kingdom

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