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.


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.

A-Level Retakes
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GCSE Courses


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


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


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

Retake Courses

Meet our Students


I studied on the A-Level retake course at Lansdowne College and would definitely say I have benefited from the teaching. I saw a massive improvement on both my French and Religious Studies A-Level results. I received lots of support throughout the UCAS application process and useful advice on university choices. I achieved AB at A-Level and will be studying Theology at the University of Kent.

Robert Ellis
Alex Phillips

After two gruelling hours trying to log on to UCAS, I saw the word “unsuccessful” by my name. I needed three A grades to read history at Leeds. I hadn’t got them, and I hadn’t got my place. My school advised me to find a place through UCAS’ Clearing, swallow my pride, and go to any university that would accept me. I refused, and in a state of denial, left it to my mother to enrol me in a school to retake my exams. My confidence was at rock bottom.

Lansdowne College knew what it was doing. Every …

Alex Philips

Teacher Profiles

David Dowson

Dave has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in Film Studies, as well as a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education. He has taught in England and Jersey, as a Head of English, Head of Media Studies…

Dave Dowson – Media Studies and English Literature