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Chelsea College student receives 2017 CIFE Award

We were delighted to see Gurkiran Kalsi receive a 2017 CIFE Award for her exceptional contribution to life at Chelsea College. She received the award from CIFE President Lord Lexden at a ceremony in the House of Lords this April.

Gurkiran Kalsi receives a 2017 CIFE AwardGurkiran is an exceptional young woman from Welling in London. She is 18, but has already achieved 13 A or A* grades at GCSE, and is very well liked by students and teachers alike. She shares with her brother (another former Chelsea Independent College student who became a high achiever with us) a disarming modesty and serious commitment to her subjects. She is particularly good at economics, but is also a talented Hispanophone linguist and mathematician. Gurkiran currently holds very good university offers and we are delighted to have her as a Chelsea student.

CIC student wins 2016 CIFE prize

We’re delighted to announce that CIC student Zhelong Zhang (Jero) has been awarded a 2016 CIFE prize for his outstanding contribution to life at Chelsea Independent College.

Jero joined CIC last September in our Pre A cohort. Reports soon reached the Principal’s desk  of a student, with albeit limited English then, beginning to assert himself in a very positive way amongst his peers and staff.  His house supervisor gives this testament to a student who has fully embraced the international atmosphere at CIC.  ‘It is a pleasure to have Jero around the boarding house. He has a bubbly, bright infectious personality which allows him to mix in all social circles. His enthusiasm to get involved in just about every activity going is commendable and shows his ambition to soak up all that college life has to offer and better himself as a person.  He can also knock out a tune on his guitar on request to cheer up a house parent – our vote goes to  Jero.’

Jero Zhang at the CIFE Awrds ceremony with CIC Principal Tim Joseph


Chelsea students get great results in 2015

Huge congratulations to all our A-level and GCSE for their fantastic exam results! It was so greta to see so many smiling faces gathered at the college to collect results. Here are a few of the A-level students who we would like to specially commend for their outstanding results and their new places at some of the most competitive universities in the country:

Tristan Abery – AAAB – Bristol – Economics
Delali Amanyoh – A*A*AB – waiting for confirmation from Imperial – Computing
Quang Huy Bui – A*A*BB – Queen Mary’s – Economics
Yuxin Gao – A*A*A – Imperial College- Geology
Seok Jun Jeong – A*AA – Aberdeen – Medicine
Ning Liang – A*AAB – City – Accounting and finance
Adil Malik – A*A*A* – Imperial College- Electronic and Information Engineering
Yifei Pei – A*A*A – Imperial College- Civil engineering
Daria Postnikova – A*A*A – UCL – Biochemistry
Barnaby Hurst – A*A*A – Bristol – Engineering mathematics
Ning Tang – A*AA – LSE – PPE


Very well done to you all and best of luck for your future endeavours! Read more about our results.

In the video below Barnaby Hurst explains how Chelsea Independent College helped him to achieve the splendid results mentioned above.

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Chelsea Independent College is a leading sixth form college in the heart of London. We offer a wide range of A-Level and retake courses, as well as a full GCSE programme, in a friendly and welcoming environment. The college is based in two modern buildings in vibrant and fashionable Fulham, and our stylish boarding house is a short journey away providing outstanding accommodation for our boarders.

We have an excellent academic record with the majority of our students progressing to Russell Group or similar leading universities, but our aims stretch beyond academic attainment. We prize the growth in confidence and curiosity of our students. Our small class sizes facilitate collaborative lessons with students learning their way around their subjects at the same time as they grow as people.

Our Staff

Our staff are highly qualified in their field, and often, in other professional areas too—we are as much a home to barristers, architects, neuroscientists, world-class artists and mathematicians as we are of teaching excellence. Together, our staff and students create the unique character of the college and work with one another to ensure success not only in the exams but at university and beyond.


Our Approach

We have a strong focus on maximising our students’ performance and academic results. We achieve this by providing:

  • A specifically tailored teaching programme
  • Small classes with an individual focus
  • Close monitoring of students’ academic progress
  • Regular exam practice with detailed feedback

The small class sizes at CIC really benefitted me. At my previous school, I was in a class of 30 students and it was really easy to get distracted. This is quite reflective in my results: I did really well here with my GCSEs, left to go to a different school and my grades dropped, so I returned to Chelsea and my grades improved.
Andrew Porter – progressed to University of Bristol to read Economics

Entry to leading universities

For our sixth form students, we provide comprehensive assistance at every stage of the university application process. We help students to make informed choices to progress to the best and most appropriate universities and degrees for their interests.

Pastoral Care

We place high importance on our personal approach to the care and support of our students. Every student has a dedicated personal tutor and the college nurse is on hand to give advice regarding heath and emotional well-being. We believe that students develop most successfully if they feel part of a community. We achieve this by creating an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect amongst all our students and staff.


The college offers a wide range of sports, activities and cultural excursions. We make full use of our central London location and the world-class facilities on our doorstep. Regular visits to museums, art galleries, theatres and academic institutions take place. We have also established partnerships with local sport providers of excellence including Imperial College’s Ethos Sports Centre, Fulham Reach Boat Club and Will to Win Tennis, amongst others, which are open for use to all students. We run a comprehensive Clubs & Societies programme which includes activities such as debating, robotics, yoga and drama.

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If you would like to visit the college or find out more information, please contact a member of our admissions team who will be happy to help.