Cardiff Sixth Form College (CSFC) Exceeds Expectations

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The Independent School Inspectorate recently undertook an inspection of Cardiff Sixth Form College (CSFC). CSFC has a reputation for excellence and the ISI Inspection findings support this. The summary of findings recognises that "The College exceeds expectations for the quality of education” and that all of the standards for Educational Oversight are not only deemed to have been met but also recognises that the quality of the work is of an excellent standard.

CSFC prides itself on inspiring students to reach their potential and achieve their aspirations. With a reputation for outstanding educational achievement, excellent facilities and enriching extracurricular activities, CSFC focuses on individual care, and inspires students to make the most of their unique talents. We are recognised as a top A-level provider in the UK. In 2013 our results were truly exceptional with 100% A*–B grades achieved. Within that was an amazing 94.7% A*–A grades.

The report summarises that:

  • The quality of curriculum, teaching and learners’ achievement is excellent.
  • Students receive an extremely good education in accordance with their objectives and aims of the college.
  • The courses offered fully meet students’ aspirations, provide clear routes to further study and, where appropriate, satisfy Home Office requirements.
  • Testing of students prior to and on arrival is highly effective in ensuring that students are placed on the right course in accordance with their abilities and career aspirations.
  • Teaching is excellent and ensures that high levels of progress are maintained.
  • Teachers have very good subject knowledge and use a wide range of effective teaching methods.
  • Feedback on assessments is thorough and clearly identifies suggestions for improvement.
  • Students make outstanding progress overall, which is evident through excellent attendance, completion rates and achievements in externally examined courses.

This phenomenal inspection result in our 10th Anniversary year demonstrates just how far CSFC have come since it was established in 2004. We are proud to share with you the full report on our website at

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