Two Year GCSES
From September 2022, the college will also be offering a two-year GCSE course where students study nine subjects over the two year period. All students will study Maths, English Language and Literature, three sciences, their own language or French or German plus three options taken from Geography, History, Business Studies, Computer Science and Art.
- Age: 14-16 at time of enrolment
- Course length: 2 years
- Course start: September 2022
- Entry requirements: Successful performance in college entry tests (English, Maths) plus GL assessment
- English Language requirement: IELTS 5.0
- Other requirements: School report and passport
Please go to the Apply Online button to apply for a place.
A newly-refurbished wing of our Shand boarding house, designed specifically for under 16 students, will give every student a single or twin bedroom, communal common room and kitchens. The House is fully supervised by House Parents and Assistants, who will look after the student’s pastoral needs, provide a mentoring programme and supervise homework.
The College offers a wide range of competitions, trips, events, clubs and activities which range from the College’s popular GLEE club, art club, to football and netball teams. Students can have a membership of the JD gym with badminton courts, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, squash courts, range of fitness classes, personal training and café and internet zone. All students will be part of a House and take part in House events such as house debating, house sport and house music.
For those wanting to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh programme training will take place during weekends and after school and for musical students we provide a college music room where students practice and make music together as well as the opportunity for private music lessons.
All students who want to continue to do their A Levels at Cardiff Sixth Form will be expected to meet the standard A Level entrance requirements for progression. However, Dukes Education, which owns Cardiff Sixth Form, also owns three further top quality Colleges: Rochester Independent College; Earlscliffe and Fine Arts College where, should they not meet the high entry requirements for Cardiff, students will be offered a place at one of the other colleges. All the Dukes Education Colleges operate under one Tier 4 licence.