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CIFE Football Tournament Success

On Thursday 25th April a squad of 10 players from Oxford Sixth Form College headed to St George’s Park (the English Football Association’s national football centre built on a 330-acre site at Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire) for the annual CIFE (CIFE is the professional association for independent sixth-form colleges) football tournament. This is only the second time that we had entered the tournament.


12 teams were split into 2 groups of 6 teams, each team played the other teams in their group as a mini league and then the top two teams went on to play a semi-final and final.

We beat our new sister college, Oxford International College, 1-0 in our first game. It took a little while to settle into the game but Cai Thomas scored an excellent volley from a corner to secure our first win. This gave the team confidence and belief.

Our second scheduled match against David Game didn’t take place as they were unable to attend. So this was marked as a 1-0 win to us.

In our third match we played MPW Birmingham after lunch and lost 1-0. This was a feisty affair and we were unlucky to lose; there was rumoured to be a handball in the build up to the goal but it wasn’t given.

Our Fourth match was now a must win game if we wanted to progress in the tournament. As we warmed up for the match against MPW Cambridge the grey skys overhead opened and the rain was torrential. It looked ominous but the weather seamed to inspire the team and we won 2-0 with goals from Tom Pearson and Matt Griffin and another excellent defensive display.

For our fifth and final group match we played CATS Cambridge (the team with 4 wins already), we needed to beat them to go to the semi-final. Another committed defensive effort from the whole team and 2 excellent goals from Tom Pearson secured a 2-0 win. The team really felt great after this win as they had achieved something that seemed quite difficult a few hours before.

We were second in our group and would play the winner of group A, Brook House, in the semi-final. The teams were evenly matched and after 15mins the teams were equal (0-0) so the match went to penalties. After a nerve racking few minutes all was equal (3-3) and then the pressure was on Ben Brundish to step up and take the next penalty, he calmly walked up and smashed it into the goal, hitting the side netting…the perfect penalty! Brook House then had to face our keeper, Kevin Stephen Roberts in his dazzling orange goalkeeper kit. Kevin jumped around and forced Brook House to miss and put us into the final 0-0 (4-3 penalties). A great effort.

The final was against CATS Cambridge the team we had beaten 2-0 in the group stages. We got off to a great start and scored from a fantastic move started by Gabriel Chen in defence and coolly finished by Xavier Taylor. CATS showed their quality and quite quickly scored to make it 1-1. Our resolute defence was doing a fantastic job but 1 minute from full time CATS managed to smuggle a goal in to make it 2-1. The full time whistle went shortly after the goal and CATS celebrated jubilantly.

We were initially disappointed not to have won but quite quickly that feeling changed to a sense of achievement on reaching the final and coming second. All the lads got a runners up medal which they were very pleased with. By the time we were on the minibus the heroic stories of the day were starting to be re-lived: the penalties, great goals, near misses, great saves, the heavy rain, solid defending and refereeing decision.

It was a great day out and the team did amazingly well to be runners up!

OSFC student receives 2017 CIFE Award

We’re proud to report that Alice Taylor received a 2017 CIFE Award this April for her exceptional contribution to life at Oxford Sixth Form College. She received the award from CIFE President Lord Lexden at a ceremony in the House of Lords.

lice Taylor receives a 2017 CIFE Award We feel privileged to have had Alice as one of our students. From the very beginning, she showed her enthusiasm and commitment to her studies and the college. Her maturity and her desire to succeed were soon very clear to all her teachers.

Alice impressed all of us by her combination of keen intellect and hard-working attitude. She excelled in her academic choices, English Literature, History and Music, becoming an inspiration to other students.

We sorely miss Alice at Oxford Sixth Form College, but we are certain our loss has become University of Oxford’s gain.



OSFC student wins 2016 CIFE Prize

OTC-student-Mary-Gompertz-receigves-CIFE-PrizeWe’re delighted to announce that Mary Gompertz has been awarded a 2016 College Award for her outstanding contribution to life at Oxford Sixth Form College.  Mary (pictured here receiving her award from CIFE President Lord Lexden) joined OSFC in September 2014. From her first weeks at the college, Mary demonstrated an impressive drive towards academic success as well as real perseverance and talent.

It did not take any of Mary’s teachers by surprise that she went on to achieve A*A*A*A*A*A*A* A in her I/GCSEs. Mary has a sharp, mature and insightful intellect beyond her years, which she demonstrated in her overall grades and in some exceptionally high UMS scores. She will always continue to be an inspiration to her teachers.

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Oxford Sixth Form College (formerly Oxford Tutorial College) is a well-established independent sixth-form college specialising in preparing candidates for university entry. There is a strong culture of industry and self-motivation, which encourages a growing sense of responsibility. The college delivers a quality education in a supportive environment, thus providing the ideal springboard for success in examinations, at university and beyond.

Courses offered

The college offers A-level and BTEC Business courses over either one year, five terms or two years and GCSE courses over one year. Small groups are taught in well-appointed classrooms and teaching is carefully tailored to meet each student's needs.

Academic work is supported by regular meetings with a senior tutor and by frequent progress tests. Specialised support is available for those who need to develop learning skills and all students benefit from the emphasis placed on study skills and examination technique.

College amenities

Facilities include a well-stocked library, an IT suite, science laboratories, dedicated art and design and photography suites and student common room.

Senior Tutors provide guidance at every stage of the university application process; the college has an excellent record of placing candidates on competitive degree courses.

While many of our students live within convenient commuting distance, for those whose homes are further away, the College offers boarding. Students may choose from a variety of extra-curricular activities organised by the student committee. They are able to join the nearby Oxford Union, with its well-stocked libraries and stimulating programme of debates and speaker meetings.


The college occupies a fine set of Victorian buildings in the heart of this ancient university city; it is a ten-minute walk from the railway and bus stations, and there is a convenient park-and-ride facility for those travelling by car. London and the Thames Valley are particularly well-served by public transport, and there is a fast direct coach link to Heathrow airport.

Members of Staff

The college has a staff of highly qualified and experienced tutors including many Oxbridge graduates. They are an unusually gifted and dedicated team whose teaching priority is to maximise examination performance in each student they work with.

cife Scholarships

Oxford Sixth Form College offers scholarships of up to 40% of the tuition fees for a Five-Term or Two-Year A-Level or BTEC programme. These Scholarships are available to students who show the potential and ambition to succeed in the fields of:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Science
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Art (Fine Art, Textiles, Photography)
  • Business

To be considered for a Scholarship award a student must be able to demonstrate: outstanding prior and predicted academic achievement; a genuine enthusiasm for and commitment to their chosen future career.

Find out more about cife scholarships at Oxford Sixth Form College