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Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies


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4-5 Bene’t Place
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(01223) 707943

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Welcome to CCSS!

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies (CCSS) is an established independent sixth-form college providing day and boarding places for ambitious young people from the UK and internationally. For over 35 years we have been helping students progress to the very best universities.

Our courses

Driven by a passion for learning and a joy in teaching, the CCSS course structure and breadth provides the perfect platform for academic and personal growth. At CCSS we offer the following courses:

A Levels

  • Two-year A Level - At CCSS we offer an enviable range of two-year A Level subjects.
  • One-year A Level - The one-year A Level fast-track programme is an exceptional opportunity to gain an A Level qualification in just one year.
  • A Level Year 13 Entry – The Year 13 entry A Level is for students who are looking for a fresh start to complete their final year of A Level studies.
  • Five-term A Level – The Five-term A Level course starts in January and covers all the A Level specification in a shorter time.


  • GCSE – The one-year GCSE programme offers a broad range of subjects providing students with a varied and balanced curriculum.


  • Pre-Programme – The Pre-Programme is the perfect all round preparation for A Levels, as well as being a great introduction to life at an independent sixth-form college in the UK. The Pre-Programme is offered as a full one-year course and we can offer a short course for two terms starting in January.

Summer School

  • Summer School – The Academic Summer School is a perfect all-round introduction for international students to what it’s like to live and study in the UK.

Easter Revision

  • Easter Revision – Our Easter Revision courses support existing learning and identify gaps in study, hones exam technique whilst building ability and confidence.



Progression to the very best universities

At CCSS we have an impressive track record with students going on to study at some of the best universities in the country. Top destinations that students from CCSS have gone on to study at include University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Imperial College London and University of Warwick. Our students have also gone on to study a variety of subjects from international business law to medicine.

Small class sizes (6-8 students)

The small group teaching environment allows for greater engagement with the teachers, each student is given individual attention and can develop at their own pace. Our results show that students benefit greatly from our small class sizes, the teachers are able to bring all students into group discussions and conversations allowing the students to gain confidence and progress to their full potential. This support means that the overwhelming majority of CCSS students choose to successfully continue their learning at universities in the UK and abroad.

Central Cambridge location

CCSS is located in the heart of academic Cambridge and we ensure that our wonderful location is used to full advantage by our students, encouraging them to make full use of the academic, social and cultural opportunities that are available to them.

Enrichment activities - A true Cambridge experience

As our buildings are in central Cambridge CCSS can provide the true Cambridge experience of culture, intellect and enjoyment. From cinema to science lectures at Cambridge University, basketball to language clubs, we offer an enormous range of educational and social activities.

Excellent boarding

All CCSS student residences are located right in the heart of the city. All boarding houses are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and students are able to be in the House at any time. The house managers are employed by CCSS and are well-trained professionals whom students know well, and whose first priority is the care and welfare of the boarding students.

Excellent student support

Every student is placed in the care of a designated personal tutor who works closely with each student and liaises with parents, teachers and boarding staff.

What our students say

Find out from our students what it’s really like to study at CCSS.

Open Days

Attending one of our Open Days is the perfect opportunity to experience life at CCSS for yourself.

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