While some schools, mainly independent schools, offer A-level studies as an integrated part of the school, there are many Sixth Form colleges in England where 16- to 18-year-olds can study for their A-levels. Some of these Sixth Form colleges have achieved considerable success and many in the following list are colleges that have published above-average A-level exam results.
Situated in the Shropshire countryside, the College is one of the highest achieving Sixth Form Colleges in England, catering to students, including many from abroad, between the ages of 13 and 19. Concord College has over 330 pupils, with published exam results indicating that the percentage of pupils attaining A and B grades at A-level was 93.85 per cent in 2009.
Concord College Acton Burnell Hall Shrewsbury Shropshire SY5 7PF England 011-44-1694-731631 concordcollegeuk.com
A coeducational college based in London and catering to pupils between the ages of 15 and 19, Albemarle College concentrates on teaching in small groups and is proud of its 100 per cent A-level pass rates for students. Students are assigned personal mentors, while all teaching staff at Albemarle are specialists within their particular fields.
Albemarle College 18 Dunraven Street Mayfair London W1K 7FE England 011-44-2074-097273 albemarle.org.uk
A boarding school and coeducational college, Hurtwood House specialises in the creative subjects, looking to train the next generation of singers, musicians and so on. It boasts its own Film Academy and also regularly organises concerts and theatrical productions to allow students to develop. Hurtwood House concentrates equally on the academic side of things too in order to balance the lives of its students.
Hurtwood House Holmbury St Mary Dorking Surrey RH5 6NU England 011-44-1483-2707416 hurtwoodhouse.com
Duff Miller College
Duff Miller is a London-based, coeducational day college, catering to students between the ages of 15 and 18. It has around 150 pupils and aims to combine traditional values and methods of teaching with cutting edge technology that is integrated into the lives and lessons of students. The College boasts of its diverse, open atmosphere, which it claims distinguishes it from other schools.
Duff Miller College 59 Queen's Gate London SW7 5JP England 011-44-2072-250577 duffmiller.com/
Chelsea Independent College
With a long history and with many of its staff hailing from Oxbridge backgrounds, this college offers both A-level and GCSE subjects. It is coeducational and accepts many international students, with courses designed especially for overseas pupils. At the same time, the College has a rich heritage and continues to support more traditional subjects from its modern base in the centre of London.
Chelsea Independent College 517- 523 Fulham Road London SW6 1HD 011-44-2076-101114 cic.ac/