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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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About Chelsea College

Chelsea Independent College is a leading London sixth form offering A-level and retake courses, as well as a full GCSE programme. The college is located in stunning modern facilities, which used to form an Art Gallery used by the auctioneers Christies. Our neighbours and namesakes Chelsea Football club occupy facilities directly opposite to the college buildings.

chelsea-college-biology-practicalThe environment

We pride ourselves on being a small and friendly environment, with a warm family feel. Our tutors are selected not just for their considerable academic ability but also for their ability to relate to young people. The college also organises a full range of extra-curricular activities including sports and overseas trips. Our aim is to allow students to learn and prosper in a highly supportive and above all enjoyable environment.

Full boarding available

Did you know that we offer full boarding in the heart of London? Our premium facilities include:

  • chelsea-college-student-room69 rooms, single and twin, all with en-suite bathrooms
  • Live in supervisors available 24 hours a day to ensure students welfare and safety
  • High speed internet access throughout the building
  • Meals provided 3 times a day
  • Free use of laundry facilities
  • Secure access for CIC students only using electronic swipe key
  • CCTV coverage in all public areas

The short travelling times using London's outstanding public transport system mean you can be in class quickly and easily any time of day.

University Entrance

Careful guidance is given to students applying to university in order to help them to choose the most appropriate course and institution. Nearly all of our students proceed to high ranking British universities with the focus always being on Russell group institutions. In addition a significant number of students proceed to competitive courses such as Medicine and Dentistry, as well as a variety of courses at Oxford and Cambridge.


The college accepts students for GCSE and A Level courses over the traditional two years as well as taking students for one year intensive courses at both levels. Students can also join us in the Upper Sixth for A2 courses. There are no restrictions on the combination of subjects which students may take and we offer 30 subjects at A Level. We will of course give students the best advice when it comes to planning their academic portfolio in order to help them make appropriate choices for university and their subsequent careers.

Students can also resit their courses at the college. The college offers both GCSE and A-level retakes as well as a short A-level retake course. Due to the January exams being abolished, students will be able to join a short course from January to May to study the course content for A2 level.

chelsea-college-private-studyStudents who register in September will be invited to specialist UCAS workshops in September and will be allocated a UCAS advisor who will assist with the university application process.

The next step

We are always keen to meet potential students and we'd be delighted to help you explore the possibilities which exist within our vibrant community. To arrange an interview, or simply an informal chat, please contact us.



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