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Why Choose St David’s College?

St David’s College specialises in providing high quality education, exclusively for 16-19 year olds, for students of all backgrounds and abilities. St David’s is a friendly and inclusive sixth form college with a reputation for excellent results, teaching support and guidance.

Ten reasons to choose St David’s:

  1. In 2010, St David’s became the first institution in Wales to achieve ‘excellent’ ratings in Estyn’s two overall judgement categories.
  2. In 2017, 50% of students achieved A* - B at A level.
  3. With over 35 A level courses and a range of vocational BTEC programmes, St David’s is the premier sixth form college in Cardiff and South Wales.
  4. St David’s is the ideal bridge between school and higher education, where you are encouraged to think independently and make the most of your talents and abilities.
  5. The pastoral support is exceptional, with dedicated learner coaches for each student and a Learner Support Centre for those with additional learning needs.
  6. We have fantastic facilities including a suite of modern science labs, a state of the art Learning Resource Centre, a cinema, cafe, canteen, sports hall, gym, all-weather pitch, and much more.
  7. St David’s provides a wide range of extra-curricular actives; sports, drama, music, creative writing, and many societies founded and run by the students themselves. There is certainly something for everyone.
  8. We are a international college, attracting students from all over the world. Studying in an multi-cultural environment teaches students to celebrate different cultures and religions, while developing communication, time management, critical analysis and independent thinking skills.
  9. Although we are a Catholic college, St David’s welcome students from all faiths. We have a dedicated chaplaincy team who support students of all beliefs, giving everyone the opportunity to practice their own faith.
  10. We have a well-stocked careers library, an on-site careers guidance service, and fully trained Learner Coaches ready to give advice on career paths and courses.