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Cardiff Sixth Form College

Year of foundation
16—19 years old

Cardiff Sixth Form College was founded in 2004 and is considered one of the best Sixth Form colleges in the UK. He is known all over the world not only for the quality of his education, but also for the incredible results of the graduates of this school in England entering the best universities. He became the main supplier of talented students to Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, the Imperial and University colleges of London, prestigious medical universities.

The college is located in the heart of Cardiff, the capital of Wales, one of the safest cities in the UK. Located on the Bristol Canal, Cardiff prides itself on the legacy of one of the world's great seaports. Today, Cardiff is a delightful city, with a scent of antiquity and modernity, where beautiful Victorian and Edwardian architecture is complemented by innovative trends.

Distance to London, just over 200 kilometers. On a high-speed train from central London, Cardiff can be reached in just 2 hours 10 minutes, which makes it possible for students to fly to school and fly home on vacation from London airports. Especially convenient is the connection from London Heathrow Airport.

DIRECTOR (stand 2021)

Gareth Collier, Education - University of Dundee, University of Leeds. Has a certificate with the right to teach at school.


  • School for talented students.
  • Grades for final exams - the highest in the UK (in the top ten of all colleges and schools in the country, sometimes in the first place).
  • The ratio of students to teachers is 7: 1.
  • High-quality education, lessons in small groups and individual instruction


The Spectator College is ranked among the top ten boarding schools and Sixth Form colleges in the UK.

The following courses are offered:

  • A-level
  • Summer school
  • Practical program for entrepreneurs

Cardiff is not a specialized language school, so the school does not offer EFL (additional English classes). However, the summer school program is designed for students who want to improve their English skills. Cardiff also offers IELTS exam preparation and English for final exams for our A-level students who want to thoroughly prepare for IELTS and get a grade of 6.5.

After filling out the questionnaire and paying entrance fees, applicants for school attendance are invited to an interview on Skype. The applicant must also be ready for the entrance test, which takes place in the college department, if the exams are conducted in accordance with the standard procedure.

The decision is based on both academic preparation and the results of the interview.

Practical Entrepreneur Program

Students must be 16 years old or so. They must pass 5 final exams at school or have equivalent qualifications at level B or higher, including English and math. A solid knowledge of English is expected at IELTS 5.5+ or equivalent.

The student will receive an Edexcel qualification, which is equivalent to three British A Levels.


Students are offered housing in nearby families or in one of the college residences. One of the residences is located 10 minutes from the college, it has single rooms with private facilities and double rooms. The level of the residence is high, they are very modern: new furniture, good repair, a lot of light. The residence has a common lounge and kitchen.


The college has an agreement with the most prestigious fitness club in Davis Lloyds, all students are invited to study in it.


Students take part in the work of numerous clubs and societies organized in the college, such as: young entrepreneurs, a discussion club, the Oxbridge community, the scientific community and many others.

COST, 2021-2022

£46,400£51,000 per year (depending on program and type of accommodation).
There are 3 semesters in the school year.

Included in cost

  • Tuition
  • Group IELTS preparation (excluding exam fees)
  • Exam fees (excluding re-takes)
  • Use of all College facilities
  • Accommodation
  • Meals (catering is not included during the Christmas, and Summer holidays)
  • Complimentary bedding pack (one per year)
  • Gym membership
  • Weekly room cleaning
  • One complimentary airport pickup (on specific dates)

Extra paid

  • Registration fee - £250
  • Deposit - £9,500
  • Uniform pack (£213 single payment)
  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Services of the company "Paradise"
  • Guardianship (as required by British law)


  • Selection of 5-6 schools that best meet the individual characteristics of the child, further goals, talents, with the desired environment. Help in the correct interpretation of school ratings, an explanation of why the school occupies one place or another. Help in obtaining reliable information about schools that are not included in the ratings, with an explanation of the reasons for non-participation in it.
  • Admission to 1-3 schools, selected from the proposed. Which includes the preparation of the necessary documents, school reports, characteristics, recommendations. Selection and submission of tests to prepare the student for exam testing, assistance in preparing essays. Preparation for an interview with the teacher / principal, registration for the exam. The necessary list of recommendations when attending school for passing entrance examinations. Correspondence with the school (not all schools enter into correspondence with foreign parents, treat them with caution, trust only a trusted agent).
  • Assistance in paying registration fees, deposits, bills. Clarification of school rules, including disciplinary and legal aspects.
  • Filling out the required medical forms.
  • Selection of guardians required by UK law.

Student supervision during the first month of training is provided as a gift: assistance in resolving issues related to resettlement, billing, informing parents about the child’s health status, assistance with understanding of academic programs, organization of ext. classes for the child in a particular subject, help in choosing the program most suitable for the child, transfer to another class, etc.

Impressions from a school visit

Natasha StreinNatasha Strein
Founder of ‘’Paradise’’

The gloomy brick building of the Cardiff Sixth Form College inspires depression ... but we in Britain believe: the main thing is not the form, but the content!

We wander through beautiful classrooms and laboratories. Nothing interesting: neither your paintings, nor fleshy guys on the rugby field, and there is no field ... but there is study, and it is here itself a work of art.

For admission you need 6-7 grades of "A *". Or according to the new system - solid “8” and “9”. Like a snake, I stretch my neck. They captured my attention! Does it happen?! Apparently, yes, if as many as 320 people study at this factory of super-excellent students!

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Expert assistance in selecting the right schools for your child in the UK, Switzerland, which have been our main specialization since 1996.

We also help you enter schools where teaching is conducted in English: in the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Austria, Thailand, Canada, and France.

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