The d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form in Oxford is well known for its stimulating, interactive teaching and friendly environment. The class size is 7 on average (maximum 10 students) so every student is able to contribute in lessons and receives personal attention.
Students can choose from a broad range of nearly 40 subject choices which can be studied in almost any combination. The College offers an encouraging approach, extremely supportive staff and a focus on success which enables students to excel. The majority of students are from the UK but the College welcomes international students from many different countries. We are delighted by the success of these students at A level and then university. Each year nearly 100 new students join the Sixth Form from other schools and so it is easy for international students to make friends. One of the real strengths of the College is the personal attention students receive to make sure that they are happy, they are doing well in their studies and they are planning ahead for top universities.
Facilities at the College include art studios (with dedicated rooms for photography and ceramics), supervised study centres, a school library fully equipped with computers, Wi-Fi internet access and well-equipped laboratories.
Our students’ AS and A level results are excellent and we were ranked by BBC as one of the top ten in country for adding value to students’ performance. We offer a special preparation programme for Oxford and Cambridge Universities, developed by our staff (many of whom graduated from these universities) as well as a specialist programme for medical universities. Our top ten university destinations over the last three years include:
- University of Leeds
- University of Oxford
- Oxford Brookes University
- Liverpool University
- London School of Economics
- Cambridge University
- Imperial College London
- Lancaster University
- Newcastle University
- Nottingham Trent University
- Queen Mary
- University of York
Subjects offered at AS/A2 level in almost any combination include:
Accounting, Ancient History, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Communication & Culture, Computing, Drama and Theatre Studies, Economics, English, Film Studies, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, History, History of Art, Italian, Japanese, Latin/Classical Greek, Law, Mathematics, Mandarin Chinese, Modern Languages, Music, Music Technology, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Physical Education, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Spanish.
EFL: Specialised Academic English Language tuition is given to all students who need English support, leading to IELTS examinations in the Sixth Form.
Students live either in the College’s boarding houses or in host families. The accommodation is located in the attractive area of North Oxford (just minutes from the centre of the city). d’Overbroeck’s has two boarding houses; one opposite the College, the other one 10 minutes walking distance from the College.
Students stay in single or double bedrooms with en-suite facilities or a shared bathroom. There is a house-parent permanently living in each boarding house. The house parents prepare breakfast and supper for students. Lunch is available to be bought at school.
Boarding houses are divided into separate areas for boys and girls; each boarding house has a spacious common area which boys and girls use together, as well as a beautiful garden for BBQs, table tennis, etc.
Internet access is available for all students.
The care for our students is excellent. Every student has regular meetings with their Director of Studies (DoS). Each DoS supervises a small number of students for whom they have pastoral as well as academic responsibility. DoS’s monitor their students’ academic and pastoral progress and help students to develop effective study habits, to organize their time effectively and to balance the academic demands made by their different subjects. DoS’s are the focal point for contact with parents. We welcome regular communication and keep parents well informed through detailed reports, parents’ evenings and information evenings.
We offer of a wide-ranging programme of extra-curricular activities including Art, Basketball, Cricket, College Magazine, Dance, Debating, Drama, Duke of Edinburgh, Enterprise Club, Football, Hockey, Music, Netball, Rugby, Rounders, Rowing, Swimming, Tennis, etc. We work with a number of partners (including Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University) enabling students to benefit from superb coaching and facilities. We are happy to help students join Oxford sport clubs for other activities e.g. golf, horse riding, etc.
For more details visit: Sixth Form A level programme