Carl Morris M.Chem. (Oxon.)

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Victoria Jefferson B.Sc. D.Phil. (Oxon.)


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Carfax student wins 2017 CIFE Award

We’re delighted to announce that Violetta Skittides received a 2017 CIFE Award this April for her exceptional contribution to Carfax College . She received the award from CIFE President Lord Lexden at a ceremony in the House of Lords.

Violetta Skittides receives a 2017 CIFE AwardVioletta came to Carfax College from Cyprus in September 2015 to take a one-year A level course in Mathematics, French, and Economics. She developed her academic interests further through additional studies in philosophy and, after achieving an excellent set of final exam results, took up a place at the New College of Humanities in London. During her time in Oxford, Violetta involved herself fully in the social life of the student community, and took the lead as the College’s representative in a new forum for creating connections and organizing collective events with students from other colleges in the city.



Carfax student wins 2016 CIFE Prize

We’re delighted that Carfax student Huaqing Hong was awarded a 2016 CIFE Prize for his outstanding contribution to college life.  Huaqing moved from China in the summer of 2014. He joined Carfax College in order to complete his A levels in one year and apply to continue into higher education within the UK. He finished with straight A grades in Economics, Physics, and Mathematics, and has gone on to read Economics at the University of Edinburgh.

Besides his academic success, Huaqing was keen to get involved in college life outside the classroom, joining the College’s Polo programme despite never having played before, and contributing to the College’s respectable showing at the inaugural CIFE Challenge.

Huaqing is shown below with a member of Carfax staff at the Awards ceremony held at the House of Lords in March 2016.


Carfax student wins 2015 CIFE Award

We’re delighted that Carfax student Aleksandr Bogomil was presented with a 2015 CIFE College Prize for outstanding contribution to college life.

After finishing school in Russia, Alex’s ambition was to attend one of England’s great ancient universities. With that aim in mind, he enrolled on an intensive one-year individual A level course at Carfax. After an autumn of dedicated preparation, Alex went for interview at Cambridge, and was subsequently offered a conditional place to read Engineering at Sidney Sussex College. Ultimately, Alex more than met the conditions of his offer, obtaining A* grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, and Physics, only falling a few marks short of a fourth A* in Economics. While in Oxford, Alex was very active outside the classroom, trying his hand at debating, squash, and fencing, among other activities.

The photograph below shows Aleksandr (second right) with Lord Lexden (centre), Principal Rupert Alesbury (left) and his family on the terrace of the House of Lords after the Awards ceremony.

Carfax award winner at House of Lords

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An Individual School

Carfax College (formerly known as Carfax Tutorial Establishment) is a very individual, distinguished and academically focused tutorial college which has achieved a reputation for the particularly high level of support and close attention offered to all pupils. The college welcomes pupils from the UK and from overseas.

Carfax provides individual tuition at all levels and in all school and university subjects. Pupils are helped to find and focus on appropriate and personal academic goals, and then their tutors ensure they are supported all the way to exam-room and university application success.

An Individual Curriculum

Most Carfax pupils are working intensively towards public examinations - at GCSE, AS and A2 level. Excellent support is provided for sixth formers in all aspects of preparation for university entrance, including interviews and aptitude tests.

For those who do not want to follow the conventional programmes of two-year GCSE or A level study, Carfax can offer a fully personalized programme with flexible term dates and duration. Small group tuition is also available with the group size never exceeding three.

Individual Care

One thing that is never flexible at Carfax, however, is our commitment to helping each pupil realize his or her full potential and achieve academic success. We are a small community with a strong family atmosphere, and the happiness and well being of our pupils is of paramount importance to us.

Popular options are:

A2 Re-take courses

  • One year and two term courses
  • Selected topics within units can be the focus of study, meeting each individual’s exact needs.

One Year A level (A2 with AS catch up) courses

  • First time A2 study
  • Selective revision of units or a complete review if needed

Easter Revision & Holiday courses

  • Revision courses for GCSE, AS and A2 levels
  • Individual tailor-made holiday courses throughout the year

At Carfax "everything is possible"

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