Oxford International College
OIC prepares students for various competitive degrees at the world’s top-ranked universities. We offer A-Levels, GCSEs, and a range of short courses.
Oxford International College (OIC) is the UK’s top sixth form college, offering A-Levels, GCSEs and a range of short courses. We prepare students for competitive degrees at the world’s top universities.
At OIC, we provide our students with an open and stimulating study environment in a renowned city for academic excellence. Our students have the chance to meet and learn from some of the brightest people in the world in an environment that nurtures their personal and academic growth while also enjoying the cultural life of this beautiful city.
Located just a short walk from Oxford city centre, the College attracts students from all over the world and has become a vibrant community of international students and staff. Students are taught by some of Oxford’s finest tutors, who are all experts in their fields; mostly Oxford University alumni or hold doctorate degrees from Oxford.
Our young students represent the future of this world, and we very much look forward to welcoming them to Oxford and supporting them at the start of this journey of a lifetime.
In 2019, we became the best-performing college in the country, as elected by The Times School League, Daily Telegraph School League, and the Educational Advisors’ Independent School League Table. Since then, we have kept our title and proved our excellence with spectacular university destinations.
- One in three of our applicants earned places at Oxford or Cambridge
- Throughout these three years (2019 – 2021), almost 50% of our applicants were accepted into Oxford, Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College London, and London School of Economics (the G5 universities, or the five best UK universities).
We are confident that these incredible grades are a direct result of our education model, based entirely on tailoring and personalisation – as well as teaching students the passion for a career and not just a subject.
From the outset, our students follow their own Strategic Global Pathway – a personalised curriculum that allows them to tailor their journey to the outcomes they want to achieve. A specialised programme and dedicated team of tutors and personal mentors ensure that students choose the right career path, degree course, and university for them. They then devise a step-by-step plan to help them maximise their chances of achieving their goals.
Strategic Global Pathways have three components corresponding to the three pillars of our curriculum:
- Academic Excellence
- Career Development
- Personal Development
At OIC, all subjects can be offered if the student’s preferred degree requires them. From the moment a student is admitted into the college, our dedicated team of academic experts helps them create an individual timetable – of subjects, career-related activities, and extracurriculars – in order to best suit their personal goals.
Our pastoral team helps students settle into college and boarding life and continues to support them throughout their studies. With house parents and wardens living alongside our boarding students, we try to create a home away from home, where individual needs are accommodated and mutual respect – along with a sense of belonging to the OIC boarding community – acts to build a friendly and homely atmosphere. As of 2021, we boast four boarding houses and three dining halls.
Students have access to the Oxford University Sports Club within walking distance of the college and the residence halls. There is a range of activities and competitions taking place throughout the year and opportunities for everybody to get involved.
We foster a culture of responsibility for one’s own achievements, as well as a sense of duty to better the world we live in. Our innovative curriculum provides students with the best chances to succeed at university interviews, higher education and later in their professional lives.
Studying here at OIC has enabled me to realise my long-held aspiration of studying medicine at Cambridge as an international student.
Jenny, 2022 Oxbridge Offer Holder
OIC provided me with endless support and encouragement, alongside rigorous academic challenges that pushed me to improve myself. My tutors were thoughtful and nurturing, and they have inspired me with their passion for their subjects.
Celeste, 2022 Oxbridge Offer Holder
- Head : Principal: Kim Terrar
- School Type : Co-educational School
- Age Range : 16 - 19 years
- Pupil Numbers : 367 (333 Boarders)