96% A*-B

100% A*-C

150 students earning at
least three A* / A grades

Over 100 offers for Medicine,
Dentistry, Oxbridge and Ivy League!


Watch the documentary that follows the journey of Newham Collegiate students throughout the global pandemic.

They’ve had an A Level experience like no other cohort.

Not even a pandemic can stop Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre students from attaining their goals. Their success this year sees 96% secure A*-B and 100% with A*-C. Furthermore, 150 students have achieved at least three A*/A grades in their A levels, an astounding outcome.


Once again we’ve supported our students to achieve offers to the Ivy League, Oxbridge and the Russell Group Universities.  Another 55 students have also received over 100 medicine and dentistry offers, a remarkable achievement.  Our Y13 cohort leave us ready and focussed to join some of the brightest minds around the world.

Despite the pandemic, we are delighted to report that in our seventh year our graduating class have once again achieved a superb set of A Level results which rivals some of the best and most prestigious independent and grammar schools in the country. As educators, our vision is to inspire our students to go on to do what inspires them with a holistic education that is formed by a mix of academic enrichment, soft skills development and relevant/purposeful work placements.

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Delivering consistently outstanding A levels results is the mark of a world class institution. These results are a testament to the hard work and resilience of our dedicated staff and students through what have been turbulent times. It demonstrates why ALPS has ranked the NCS in the Top 1% of all state schools (including grammar schools) in the UK for student progress. Simply put, this means NCS students achieve better A level results than 99% of all other schools in the country when you compare students who have the same GCSE grades on entry.

This year’s cohort also celebrated a record number of offers for the Ivy League, Oxbridge, Medicine and Dentistry, with 95% of students receiving an offer to study at a Russell Group University. In addition, we’ll also celebrate students leaving to take up high profile degree apprenticeships from companies such KPMG, PWC and Dyson; offering bespoke internships, training and grants that will cover further education costs.

Why Did NCS Staff Choose Us For Their Child’s A Level Studies?


Staff at The NCS have a unique insight into what the day-to-day life inside our sixth form is actually like, more so than we could ever show you via this website or an open evening. We therefore felt it important that they shared with you the reasons why they chose us for their own child’s A Level studies.

During the ‘lockdown’ period, we held zoom calls with them to discover what they saw taking place at The NCS that meant they knew their children would thrive in The NCS environment.

Good Schools Guide

“For us, this is the real deal.”

– The Good Schools Guide delivers high praise for The NCS and its support of students

Earlier this year we were visited by the team from the Good Schools Guide, the notable publication that’s written by educational experts, for parents.

Below are a few quotes from their report on the work we’re doing to raise student ambitions and affect social mobility in our community.

“There is a real sense that the school is replicating many of the outstanding features of a private school education, providing its students with opportunities that would not necessarily be available in a normal state school.”

“If NCS continues to deliver in the way in which it has begun, it will be the standard bearer for a whole new generation of schools.”

“The staff (39 of them, two-thirds Oxbridge- educated themselves) are teaching right to the top end and clearly to great effect.”

“There was lots of relaxed interchange between teachers and students and plenty of smiles but, underneath it all, it was impossible not to recognise the deep ambition of everyone there.

“It’s a humane and imaginative society, as well as an academic powerhouse: a combination which should make a great many fee-paying schools sit up and take notice. For us, this is the real deal.

Key 2021 Statistics


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150 students earning three A* / A grades


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100+ Medicine, Dentistry, Oxbridge and Ivy League offers


5 students on degree apprenticeship programmes (KPMG, PWC, Dyson)

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What ingredients help our students succeed?

We see the two years of A Level study as more than just learning a syllabus.

Our aim is to push, stretch, challenge and support our students as they investigate areas of interest, potential career paths and a deeper understanding of the subjects that they love.

There are many ways in which we accomplish this and our approach is tailored to each individual student. Some key components include:

Outstanding Teachers

Lesson At Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre (The NCS) In London

Our greatest asset are our highly skilled, caring and supportive teachers who believe strongly in The NCS vision and are dedicated to ensuring our students are prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. Our outstanding results could not be achieved without the high quality, personalised learning and teaching that takes place on a daily basis, not to mention the regular and scheduled intervention classes ensuring that no NCS student is left behind. A number of Oxbridge graduates on our staff provide regular preparation sessions for University applications and interviews.

Elite University Preparation

SAT Exam Preparation at Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre (The NCS)

The entire world of further education is open to all NCS students and we will provide you with the resources to explore choices and support you prepare the very best applications for university possible.

Our aim is to help and assist you to achieve your deserved next step. Whether that’s a Russell Group university, Oxbridge, an Ivy League education in the USA or work placement / industry programmes across the world, The NCS has the capacity and capabilities to help you realise your ambitions.

NCS Med School

NCS Med School - Medical students who attend the Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre

The NCS Med School was set up to provide a dedicated service to those students who aspire to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary science at some of the world’s leading universities.

With students securing over 100 medicine and dentistry offers every year, NCS Med School has quickly established a local and national reputation for supporting students with their applications.  The NCS Med School consists of a team of dedicated experts and is able led by Ms Gates, who is the Director of Medical and Dentistry Admissions.

Soft Skills and Industry Workshops

NCS Finance School Students Attend A Barclays Workshop

In today’s world it’s not enough to just have a set of amazing grades. To stand out from the crowd you need to be able to present yourself in a professional and articulate manner. We see it as vital that we develop students’ soft skills, confidence and critical thinking. To help us achieve this we work with industry partners to run workshops and masterclasses on important soft skills such as CV writing, presentation, team work and problem solving.

Emerging Talent Programme

NCS Med School Students On An NHS Work Placement

Our students benefit immensely from our Emerging Talent Programme which has been created to give NCS students an insight into the career they have decided to pursue. It’s been designed in conjunction with industry and academic experts. The key areas it focusses on are Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Law, Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry.

Students will gain work experience amongst our pool of industry partners and receive mentoring from NCS mentors. Those interested in a career in medicine or dentistry will be guaranteed  experience in NHS hospitals and private practices given they have the qualifying grade profile.

In our student profiles above, you’ll notice how students speak of the programme helping to cement their choices for further study at university. Over the summer months some students have also taken part in unique all expenses paid trips. You can read reports on these experience by clicking the links below.

[Law work placement in Abu Dhabi – student report 2018]
[Science in Japan – student report]
[Humanities trip to the USA]

Code Breakers

The NCS Code Breakers Course teaches students the hidden social and corporate codes which exist in the elite professions without which entry to and success in is limited; it is the polish & etiquette that most schools and Sixth Forms overlook.

World Class Lectures

NCS Lecture Programme

The NCS is privileged to be able to welcome high profile guest speakers from the world of academia and industry to share their knowledge and experiences with NCS students as part of our promise to provide students with a holistic and well-rounded education. 

Our students are routinely exposed to the latest thinking and discourse from a range of different areas, ranging from political philosophy to science of the brain. Our lecture programme has been designed to enhance our super curriculum and provide our students with an alternative perspective to some of the material they have been exposed to during their lessons, giving them a depth and breadth of knowledge beyond A level studies.

Technology for Learning

Apple iPad In Use By Student At Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre

Every student at The NCS receives an iPad as a core tool to aid their learning. With each device comes the majority of study textbooks, full course outlines, documents and tasks set for lessons and for further study. Students are able to interact with their live lessons to ensure that their learning is personalised to them, gaining the most from their teachers with support for extra material to help stretch understanding beyond the syllabus.

You can watch a video about our use of technology and hear the students talking about their experiences by clicking the button below.

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