Notre Dame Sixth Form College
Notre Dame is an extremely popular and over-subscribed state college situated in the city of Leeds. The College is home to over 1,600 local UK students, and with an excellent reputation, it offers a supportive and exciting atmosphere for study.
Fee-paying International Students make up less than 3% of the college population and are fully integrated into our college community.
Notre Dame was established in 1898 and has grown over the years from a small chapel with just a few teaching rooms, to a much larger college where traditional buildings sit happily alongside the new to create the campus style site that we see today.
Notre Dame Campus is situated in the academic heart of the city. Directly opposite the University of Leeds and adjacent to the city centre, it is well serviced by public transport, shops and accommodation and enjoys a vibrant student environment.
Our classrooms, technology workshop, and laboratories are purpose built and well-equipped, and our other facilities include a sports hall, a drop-in IT centre and a large library suite.
Life in city of Leeds
Leeds is situated in the north of England in the county of Yorkshire.
Just over 2 hours from London by train and 1 hour from Manchester by car, Leeds is linked to the world through its own international airport, Leeds Bradford (LBA).
It is a city of 1 million people and is the biggest financial area outside London.
Leeds is recognized internationally as a leading centre for learning, with a total student population of over 200,000.
The weather in Leeds is temperate and is known for being relatively dry, particularly when compared to other English cities. Temperatures rarely fall below zero degrees in winter, and during late-spring and summer, the city has many fines and often extremely sunny days with average temperatures reaching above 20C.
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Why choose Notre Dame?
- Excellent results
The A-level pass rate for International Students this year was 100%. We are constantly in the top 10% of Sixth Form Colleges in the country.
- The quality of teaching
Ofsted – the government department responsible for inspecting and regulating UK schools – describes our college as ‘Outstanding.'
- A wide range of A level subjects
We offer a wide range of well supported and resourced A-level subjects. There are over 30 subjects available for students to study.
- 100% progression to university
All our International Students have gone on to university after the successful completion of the A Level course.
- O.C.R.E Oxford, Cambridge, Russell Group experience
Coaching and mentor services for those students interested in the most prestigious universities.
- IELTS exam preparation and English Language support
A key part of your academic success.
- Dynamic extracurricular programme
A well organized and comprehensive range of activities – both sporting and academic.
- Highly trusted sponsor
As you would expect, Notre Dame is registered as a Highly Trusted Sponsor with the Home Office UK Border Agency, holding the highest ranking possible for the sponsorship of International Students under the Tier 4 Sponsorship system. The college’s Licence No: 54JPRGKT3.
100% pass rate in A-level examinations
UK qualifications are both recognized and respected throughout the world and by studying in the UK, you will be building a solid foundation for your future.
Our 100% pass rate with 86% at grade A-C, is something we are proud of and is proof of:
- The structured approach to learning and high levels of personal contact at Notre Dame
- The high standard of teaching and the dedication of our expert staff
- Our hardworking students!
100% success rate for international university applicants
We also have a fantastic rate of admission to the university. 100% of our International students that apply go on to study at university either here or abroad. If they want to study in the UK, they apply via UCAS (university and colleges application system) and are given encouragement and guidance every step of the way, not only via the college tutorial system but also through guidance from the experts in our drop-in Careers office. Extensive guidance is offered by staff and outside speakers to lead you through the complicated process of a university application.
“They have good facilities to help you find the right university, helping you later in life. They don’t just forget about you.”
Liam, Lower Sixth Student
A Level’s are internationally recognized qualifications, and some students decide to apply to universities in other countries e.g. The University of Hong Kong via the Non-Jupas system.
We are happy to assist students applying outside the UK by providing references and statements of results.