Choosing the Right Sixth Form College

Jul 6, 2020

London is considered to be one of the biggest and best cities in the world. A city which is internationally renowned as a leader for work and opportunity, and where you can find some of the best private sixth form colleges. So how can one of these private London colleges help you?

Private sixth form colleges in London are not difficult to find. A simple search on Google will produce pages of results, offering up a real feast of education. And with the sheer amount of sixth form colleges in London and around the suburbs, students can feel overwhelmed by the choice.

Each one of these colleges will certainly offer you the opportunity to get the A-level grades you need to take the next step in your education or career. But whatever your needs are – extra help with GCSEs, the best tuition for A-levels, or even private tuition to deal with the tricky issue of A-level retakes – a private sixth form college can help you conquer these challenges and be your best.

Changing College After Your GCSEs

The feeling of leaving school with an excellent set of GCSE grades is pretty awesome. It’s tangible evidence of all the effort you have put in over the course of the last 5 years. What’s more, it offers you serious pause for thought about your next step, and enables you to move forward, not only in education but also in life.

But what happens if everything doesn’t go quite exactly as planned? Suppose you were hoping for greatness and your GCSE results end up being just ‘OK’, or perhaps even ‘terrible’ in your view. Panic can begin to creep in and you might be consumed by the fear of missing out on that sought-after uni place, as you see all your future hopes and dreams disappearing before your eyes.

Of course, it need not be quite so dramatic. No matter how you feel if you find out your grades don’t turn out to be what you were hoping for, remember to keep faith in what you want to accomplish. Nothing is ever quite as bad as it might seem, so it really isn’t the end of the world if your results include a few grade 3s and 4s, next to your 7s, 8s and 9s.

On the other hand, you might find yourself doing much better than you’d thought and your GCSE grades are teeming with 7s, 8s and 9s. Even with these results try not to let yourself be lulled into a false sense of security, and don’t get complacent. It’s one thing acing your GCSEs, but A-levels are a whole new ball game, as the content is harder to learn and equally the exams are harder to pass.

And what happens at the next stage? Your GCSE grades might have been excellent and given you a mental boost for the next A-level step, but what if you end up with less than desirable A-level results? Luckily, there is a solution if you find yourself in any of those three situations. And with the aid of a private sixth form college, there’s a way to turn things around.

A Private College That Works For You

Even if you have pretty great GCSE grades, it still might not be the best idea to enrol for A-levels in the sixth form at the same school. If your grades were a lot better than you imagined, you could even award yourself the honour of stepping outside your comfort zone.

It might sound strange – why would you want to leave your comfort zone when you’re already inside it and doing so well? The reason is that moving from a school environment into a private college or sixth form environment will allow you to achieve even more. And conversely, if you had rubbish GCSE grades or A-level results, then it’s clear that your school, or the teachers and their approaches, wouldn’t have been right for you. So again, taking yourself out of that environment and changing to a dedicated college or sixth form will benefit you much more.

On your educational journey you’ll want to push and better yourself. Leaving school behind can be a big decision as well as a huge physical and psychological step into the real world, where you’re not a school kid anymore and you’re able to make your own choices and handle the consequences.

A private college in London is the perfect way to learn new subjects while developing new techniques and learning methods. Better suited to help you, with fewer students and more dedicated tutors, a private college will offer you the possibility to be better at everything.

Whether it’s further help with GCSEs, support with successfully passing your A-levels, or bespoke private tuition for a few A-level retakes, the best sixth form colleges in London will take you there.

One of the Leading Sixth Forms in London

Westminster Tutors is one of London’s leading private sixth form colleges. With a location in the heart of London, in South Kensington, this Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ college is a frontrunner when it comes to the quality of teaching and academic achievement.

Having recently celebrated its 85th anniversary, Westminster Tutors is a co-educational independent tutorial college with a long-standing reputation for educating students from the age of 14 to 25. The main aim of Westminster Tutors is to maximise every student’s achievement through expert tuition within a warm, friendly and inclusive community.

Student intake is kept deliberately low and this enables tutors to dedicate more time to individual students. The vast majority of GCSE and A-level courses are taught one-to-one, and where there are groups, the numbers are limited to two to three students. Not only that, you’ll find all the facilities and expertise needed for each student to gain the confidence required to improve their GCSE grades, finish their A levels, or complete an A level retake course.

So, if any of the three scenarios applies to you – underwhelming GCSE results, needing further help with A-levels, or retaking your A-levels – then Westminster Tutors private sixth form college in London will provide specialist tuition for you to get your desired results.

If you’d like further information on all these three areas and more, take a look at what Westminster Tutors can do to help you. Visit our admissions page to learn more and get in touch or give us a call on 020 7584 1288 where you can speak to a qualified adviser today.

Why Choose Westminster Tutors?

  • Top independent sixth form college
  • In 2020 A levels 68% A*-A and 92% A*-B
  • In 2020 72% placed at Russell Group unis
  • Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ across the board
  • Superbly qualified teachers who care
  • Average A level retake improvement is 2.4 grades
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Published August 22, 2018