Chelsea Independent College

CIC is a leading sixth form college located in stunning modern facilities opposite Chelsea Football Club in the vibrant and fashionable borough of Chelsea and Fulham, London. CIC offers a wide range of courses for pupils aged 14-19 and prides itself on fostering a more informal, university-like atmosphere with a warm family feel. 

  • Average Tuition GBP 18,000
  • Acceptance Rate 80%
  • Students 150
  • International Students 70%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 32,340
  • Campus Setting City centre

School Description

Chelsea Independent College enjoys a reputation for being one of the leading independent sixth form colleges in London. We specialise in providing a wide range of GCSE, A-level, Foundation pathway and Academic Summer courses, and have an excellent academic record with the majority of our students progressing to Russell Group or similar leading universities. We successfully combine a challenging academic environment with an extensive co-curricular programme. We do this within a vibrant and welcoming community located in two modern buildings in fashionable Fulham.

Our NCUK Foundation courses were developed in collaboration with a group of leading UK universities to ensure international pupils received a world-class qualification of the highest academic standard along with the necessary English and study skills required for university entry. Students who pass their programme are guaranteed a place at an NCUK university and can choose from over 4,000 degree courses through a single point of application. In addition, NCUK qualifications are accepted by over 60 universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia and North America.

2018 Foundation Results at CIC – Highlights

72% A*-A grade

100% pass rate

50% of students achieved A*-A grades in all of their subjects  

Our school is home to over 45 different nationalities, with boarders studying alongside day students living in and around South West London. Our British students, who complement the international mix, come to CIC to benefit from our industry links and expertise in key subject areas. We have a strong focus on maximising our students’ performance and academic results. Small class sizes, personalised study plans and weekly exam practice ensure these aims are achieved. Together, our staff and students create the unique character of the college and work with one another to ensure success, not only in the exams, but at university and beyond.

Our stylish residence is situated in one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods, only a 15-minute walk away from the school. It offers an exciting outdoor education programme, including the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

  • 01Located in a vibrant residential area in central London
  • 02Diverse nationality mix, small classes, family feel
  • 03Extensive co-curricular programme

Pathway Programs

  • 517-523 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HD, UK

    Business pathway

    GBP 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This pathway is best suited to students who want the opportunity to progress to a broad range of university courses with a rigorous academic curriculum. The Mathematics module strengthens the profile Business pathway students enabling them to apply to both Business and many Humanities degrees, but also to those requiring strong numerical skills. The programme is comprised of the following modules: Economics, Maths, English for Academic Purposes, Business Studies or Politics and Society. 

  • 517-523 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HD, UK

    Engineering pathway

    GBP 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This stream will prepare students for Computing, Mathematics, Engineering, Sciences and related degrees. The key difference between this pathway and the Science route is the opportunity to explore more sophisticated mathematical concepts in order to access highly analytical, mathematically rich degrees. The programme comprises the following modules: Physics, Maths, English for Academic Purposes, Further Maths or Chemistry.

  • 517-523 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HD, UK

    Humanities pathway

    GBP 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This course offers students progression to a wide range of degrees in this field, from Politics and International Relations, to Journalism, Law and PR. The most prominent difference between this pathway and the Business route is the exclusion of Mathematics. The Humanities pathway has a greater emphasis on developing writing and research skills. The programme comprises the following modules: Economics, Politics and Society, Business Studies, and English for Academic Purposes. Pupils can also choose Art and Design to replace any module, excluding EAP. 

  • 517-523 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HD, UK

    Science pathway

    GBP 18,000 Tuition Fee

    This pathway offers access to a wide range of Science and Medical related degrees from Physics, Biology, Chemistry to Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy and Medicine. The programme comprises the following modules: Chemistry, Biology, English for Academic Purposes, Physics or Maths.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.00

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    Scholarships are offered to pupils who demonstrate exceptional academic ability or talent in sport, music, art or drama.

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    Established in 2005

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