Cardiff Sixth Form College

Established in 2004, Cardiff Sixth Form College is a highly performing co-educational boarding institution catering for international and local students. The college has developed a reputation for having the best A-Level results in the UK. It prepares students for entry to top universities in the UK and overseas, and aims to ensure they attain their choices on highly competitive courses.

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

+44 (0)29 2049 3121

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ISC associations: ISA, ISBA

Religious affiliation: All Faiths

Day/boarding type: Day and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 375

Cardiff Sixth Form College fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£16,000 to £17,866

Day fees per term:
£6,866 to £7,900

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
681 / 6101

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 13 to 19 (29)

Boarding: 13 to 19 (144)

Sixth Form: (143)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 13 to 19 (37)

Boarding: 13 to 19 (165)

Sixth Form: (169)


For day students, Cardiff Sixth Form college offers scholarship awards of up to 100% of the cost of tuition fees only, for students who can demonstrate that they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 16-18 years-old
  • 8A* in GCSE or equivalent examinations
  • College entrance tests (paper-based)
  • Online entrance tests
  • College interview

For international students, Cardiff Sixth Form College offers scholarship awards of up to 50% of the cost of tuition fees only, for students who can demonstrate that they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 16-18 years-old
  • 8A*/A+ in IGCSE or equivalent examinations
  • Score of 6.5+ in Academic International English Language Test System (IELTS)
  • College entrance tests (paper-based)
  • Online entrance tests
  • Skype interview 

Application process

  1. Complete the application forms and email the scanned versions to, along with a copy of your passport and the most recent school report. You need to complete the regular College Application Form, and the Scholarship Application Form.
  2. Pay the registration fee and send us the payment transcript.  Bank details can be found on the application form.
  3. Sit an online reasoning test.
  4. Sit admissions tests and have an interview with the College representative. This is arranged at a date and time convenient to you and can be conducted in person or via SKYPE. SCHOLARSHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  1. Up to 100% scholarships available for day students.  
  2. The maximum award given to overseas 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 8 A* grades at GCSE (full courses) and be successful in an interview at the college.  
  4. To be considered for 100% scholarship, day students must achieve straight A*s in all of their full course GCSE subjects.  
  5. All exams must be sat in one sitting, regardless of the value of the scholarship.  
  6. Overseas applicants will be judged individually, for up to 50% tuition fee scholarship, based on their national examination qualifications and their performance in entrance tests.  
  7. Students are welcome to submit a portfolio of achievements for consideration.  
  8. All awards relate to tuition fees only. The applicant is required to cover all boarding costs.  
  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. Factors such as school background will be taken into consideration. We will take account of whether a student from an independent school currently holds a scholarship award, but evidence will need to be provided.  
  11. All awards are made at the discretion of the trustees, whose decision is considered to be final.  
  12. Students must demonstrate a strong work ethic and commitment to their studies.  
  13. Cardiff Sixth Form College reserves the right to withdraw an award at any time if a student demonstrates lack of commitment.  
  14. Awards are only given for courses lasting a minimum of two years.  
  15. In the event that no candidates of sufficient merit being recognised, awards will not be made.  
  16. The range of subjects the student has studied will be taken into account.  
  17. The awarding of scholarships would be dependent on the choices of subjects at A-Level.  
  18. UK students: if the value of a scholarship is 50% or more, the acceptance deposit reverts to an acceptance fee and is therefore non-refundable.  
  19. By accepting a scholarship award, the student accepts the terms and conditions of the scholarship contract.  
  20. In exceptional circumstances, an award can be considered for a student who suffers sudden adverse family circumstances.  

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Sibling discounts

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies