An independent sixth form college renowned for its support for students and excellent results.

At Lansdowne College we aim to instil a love in learning in our students and prepare them for life beyond school. We take time to understand what motivates them and believe that all students should be encouraged to excel.

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Our comprehensive range of A-level, GCSE and Foundation courses, and expert teaching, provides students with the best possible learning environment. Most students join us straight from GCSEs for a two year A-level course, and 95% of Lansdowne students go to university. We achieve this by combining expert teachers, small class sizes and extra-curricular support.

We actively encourage our students to pursue their own interests, inside and outside of the curriculum. Each student has an individual timetable specifically designed to meet their academic needs and our teachers help them manage their time and to prioritise, giving them the self-confidence and independence required at university and beyond.

Lansdowne offers a lively and diverse extra-curricular programme that is often pupil-led. This ranges from the Duke of Edinburgh awards, outdoor pursuits like football and rugby, debating, photography, drama, table tennis, rock climbing and street dance.

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GCSE Courses

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Lansdowne College has a thriving GCSE programme thanks to our outstanding teaching, extensive subject choice and excellent results. We offer support and motivation both inside and outside of the classroom and our teaching methods get students the results they need to move ahead academically.

A-Level Courses

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Our comprehensive range of A-level subjects and expert teaching provides students with the best possible learning environment. Most students join us straight from GCSE’s for a two year A-level course and 95% of Lansdowne College students then go on to university.

Other Courses

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We offer a wide range of other courses on campus:

Retake Courses
Medical Programme
Oxbridge Programme
Easter Revision
International Foundation
Pre-sessional A-level Programme
High School Term

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Meet our Students

Josh Smith

I chose to study at Lansdowne College to improve on my previous GCSE results. Lansdowne helped me to make a smooth transition from the Spanish education system. I have benefited from building strong relationships with the teachers and I feel that I can ask them a question about anything. The teachers provide clear notes for each class and I always know where I stand. I also appreciate receiving regular reports on my performance and effort. These are motivating and provide useful guidance for imp…

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I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Lansdowne College. The teachers cover the syllabus thoroughly and make sure we have all the information that we need to know for the exams. I received a lot of support with my UCAS application and I am pleased to have achieved the grades to study at the university of my choice. My top tip to future students is to work hard!

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Teacher Profiles

Richard (left) has an MA in History from Cambridge University and a PhD and a PGCHE from Royal Holloway, where he taught Imperial History to second year undergraduates. His doctoral thesis was pu…

Richard McMillan, History, Government & Politics