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Oxford Tutorial College

   
12 King Edward Street, Oxford, OX1 4HT, United Kingdom

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Curriculum:
Progressive,  International Baccalaureate
Grades (Gender):
10 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$33,255 to 39,447/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
2 to 8
Enrolment:
Day: 150 (Gr. 10 - 12), Boarding: 150 (Gr. 10 - 12), Homestay: 150 (Gr. 10 - 12)

School Address
12 King Edward Street, Oxford, OX1 4HT , United Kingdom

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About this school:

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Oxford Tutorial College is a leading independent college specialising in A-level and GCSE tuition for those intending to go on to higher education at a good British University.We nurture a student-centred,positive learning environment,very different to the large teacher-centred classes.We aim to provide a supportive yet mature environment which will enable students fully to realise their academic potential.Students learn not only how to gain the grades they need, but they also acquire skills,study habits and self-reliance.

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Principal's Message

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Julia Southby, School Principal

We offer high quality education that will help you progress onto some of the best UK undergraduate degrees, but it’s also very important to us that you feel happy and safe while you’re here.


We have a fantastic track record in helping students achieve their best. Our facilities are excellent and highly qualified and experienced staff are all focused on looking after you and guiding you on what to do and how to study.


Our campus is a friendly, welcoming place and a home away from home for young people of many different cultures. There are plenty of social events throughout the year to let you get to know your fellow students better.


I’m so proud of what our students accomplish every year. Our graduates go on to study at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities and have stellar careers ahead of them thanks to the skills they learnt and choices they made while studying with us. They leave us equipped with essential qualifications, valuable life experience and English language skills that help them communicate confidently.

But more than that, they also take away happy memories and lasting friendships.


I look forward to meeting you in person in the near future.


Julia Southby
Principal


Academics


Curriculum Progressive, International Baccalaureate

Primary Curriculum: Progressive

Secondary Curriculum: International Baccalaureate


What OTC says: The teaching structure is dependent upon the specific needs of each student. In some subjects a study group meets for six hours weekly, with individual tuition arranged within that time. A popular alternative is the study group which meets for four hours weekly with each student receiving a separate one-hour individual tutorial. For some students, however, the approach of entirely one-to-one tuition is the most appropriate and this can be discussed, if preferred.

  • International Baccalaureate offered:
    Program = offered
    Primary Years
    Middle Years
    Diploma program
    Career-related program
  • Approach:
    Focus Special needs
    Academic Special needs , Gifted


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Equal Balance

      These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What OTC says: Maths is taught to suit each individual's needs, some require full curriculum and exam coverage, others require focused revision.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: Depends on exam board being taken

    • Calculator policy: n/a


    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: Science is taught to suit each individual's needs, some require full curriculum and exam coverage, others require focused revision.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What OTC says: Literature is taught to suit each individual's needs, some require full curriculum and exam coverage, others require focused revision.


    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  


    • What OTC says: Humanities is taught to suit each individual's needs, some require full curriculum and exam coverage, others require focused revision.


    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  


    • What OTC says: We offer very small classes, often with native teachers. Teaching the language and exam technique or just exam technique

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   11
    • Languages Offered: • Chinese-Cantonese • Chinese-Mandarin • French • German • Italian • Japanese • Latin • Russian • Spanish • ESL


    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What OTC says: We provide a core basis to develop a portfolio needed for further education whilst supporting learners to find the artist within and experiment too


    Computers and Technology Light integration

      Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What OTC says: Technology is used when it can directly support a learner, it is used as a resource but not a replacement for an excellent tutor

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What OTC says: Our GCSE programme requires weekly PE - a combination of external activities around the gym, swimming, running, etc.


    Advanced Placement Courses
    • AP Art History
    • AP Physics 1
    • AP Physics 2
    • AP Psychology
    • AP Spanish Language
    • AP World History
    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP English Language and Composition
    • AP English Literature and Composition
    • AP Government and Politics: Comparative

    Sex and Health Education
    Topics covered in sex and health education: This information is not currently available.

    What OTC says: This information is not currently available.

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What OTC says: Sex ed is embedded in a holistic PSHE programme delivered in small groups by trained personal tutors



    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What OTC says about flexible pacing: The teaching structure is dependent upon the pace and style of each individual student, the subject being taught and the prefered teaching style of the tutor.


    Academic Culture Supportive

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

    What OTC says: The college aims to provide a supportive yet mature environment which will enable its students to fully realize their academic potential. Students learn not only how to gain the grades they need to get on their chosen course, but in the process they also acquire the skills, the good study habits and the self-reliance they will need to take full advantage of that place once their degree course begins.


    Developmental Priorities Balanced, Intellectual

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    What OTC says: We focus on the whole student aiming for confidence; ability to undertake critical thinking in all situations and have successful outcomes.


    Special Needs Support Very High

    Very High

    OTC is a full-time special needs school. All students at OTC are receiving some form of specialized support. The school therefore offeres a very high degree of special needs support.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • What OTC says: With the individual attention students can get help building a timetable with support factored in for their precise needs. Our qualified SENDCO is available for one to one support too.

    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      Learning disabilities
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Dyscalculia
      Dysgraphia
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Developmental
      Autism
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Blindness
      Deafness
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy
    • Summary: n/a

    • What OTC says: With the individual attention students can get help building a timetable with support factored in for their precise needs. Our qualified SENDCO is available for one to one support too.


    Gifted Learner Support Dedicated gifted school

    Curriculum delivery: Acceleration and enrichment (There is an equal emphasis on acceleration and enrichment.)

    In-class adaptations:
    Practice = offered
    Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
    Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
    Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
    Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
    Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
    Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
    Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
    Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
    Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

    What OTC says: We have the Extended Project Qualification programme which gives students an opportunity to take on a research project individually which counts towards their university application.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 12, Oxford Tutorial College students perform an average of 2 hours of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
    101112
    OTC 90 mins90 mins120 mins
    Site Average81 mins97 mins109 mins

    This school frequently "flips the classroom": asks students to learn material at home and do the "homework" in-class (with teacher support).


    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades11 to 12
    Prose (narrative)-based feedback11 to 12
    Academic achievement reporting11 to 12
    Habits and behaviour reporting11 to 12

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.


    Extracurriculars

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    What OTC says:
    • Extended Project Qualification
    • Workshops
    • Pair/Group work

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Badminton
      Squash
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Dance Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Foreign Language Club
      Math Club
      Outdoor Club
      Outdoor Education
      Photography
      Poetry/Literature club
      School newspaper
      Science Club

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day Day (International)
     
    101112
    Day$33,255 / program$33,255$39,447
    Day (International)$33,255 / program$33,255$39,447
    What OTC says: GSCE 1 Year Program 33,255 Year 11 Program 33,255 A Levels Two Year Program(3 subjects) 78,894 Five Term Program(3 subjects) 70,738 1 Year Intensive Program(3 subjects) 52,429 Additional Subject 17,476 Host Family 374 p/w, Junior Residence 607 p/w , Adult Residence 499 p/w

    Need-based financial aid

    Grade range that need-based aid is offered: 11 to 12
    Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid10%
    Average aid package size$10,000
    Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid10%
    Total aid available$100,000

    Application Deadline:
    Rolling deadline Repeats annually

    More information:
    www.oxfordtutorialcollege.com/sixth-form/fees

    Application Details:

    A small number of fees bursaries is available according to financial hardship and academic ability. Details are available on request.



    Merit based Scholarships

    Bursaries
    Amount: $0
    Academic
    Deadline: Rolling
    Eligibility Details: Students grade 10 to 12—

    A small number of fees bursaries is available according to financial hardship and academic ability. Details are available on request.

    Application Details:

    A small number of fees bursaries is available according to financial hardship and academic ability. Details are available on request.

    For more details, visit: www.oxfordtutorialcollege.com/sixth-form/fees
    A Level (2 years)
    Amount: 40%
    Academic
    Deadline: Rolling
    Eligibility Details: Students grade 12—

    We are pleased to offer a Scholarship to students with a strong academic performance.

     

    Applicants are invited to apply for one of our Scholarship awards as follows

    40% off two year A Level Programme (3 subjects)

    Entry requirements:

                    IELTS 6 or above (with 5.5 minimum in any element)

                    Minimum 5 ‘A’ grades at GCSE or equivalent

    Application Details:

    Expectations:

    95%+ attendance on the course; consistent grades of 85% or above on progress tests; involvement with the Extra Curricular Programme; Student Ambassador role (to help with visitors to the College, to help with mentoring new students)

    Entry by subject paper and letter to the Principal

    For more details, visit: www.oxfordtutorialcollege.com
    A Level (2 years)
    Amount: 20%
    Academic
    Deadline: Rolling
    Eligibility Details: Students grade 11 to 12—

    20% off two year A Level Programme

    Entry requirements:

                    IELTS 5.5 or above (with 5 minimum in any element)

                    Minimum 5 ‘B/A’grades at GCSE or equivalent

    Application Details:

    Expectations:

    95%+ attendance on the course; consistent grades of 80% or above on progress tests; involvement with the Extra Curricular Programme; Student Ambassador role (to help with visitors to the College, to help with mentoring new students)

    Entry by subject paper and letter to the Principal

    For more details, visit: www.oxfordtutorialcollege.com

    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 450
    Average enrollment per grade150
    Average class size2 to 8
    Gender (grades)10 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. 10 - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)33%
    % in boarding (grade-eligible)33%

    If you want to learn more about boarding schools, check out our comprehensive guide.


    Student distribution:

    101112
    Day Enrollment111
    Boarding Enrollment111
    Homestay Enrollment111

    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview10 - 12
    SSAT10 - 12
    SSAT (out of province)10 - 12
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling

    Boarding students:
    Rolling

    Homestay students:
    Rolling


    What OTC says:

    What will happen after you submit your application?

    1. Our Admissions Team will send you an offer
    letter and request the following:
    • A copy of your passport and your current
    UK visa or any previous UK visas (if you have
    studied in the UK previously)
    • A health questionnaire
    • A non-refundable Registration Fee
    • An Academic Deposit
    • Evidence of the level of your English language.
    • Evidence of your previous studies
    (exam certificates, transcripts and references)
    To apply for a Tier 4 visa a SELT certificate (UKVI
    approved IELTS or equivalent) or our online English test
    will be required to prove your English level. Your local
    representative will advise what English requirement is
    appropriate for the type of visa you will need to apply for.


    2. We will organise a time to interview you via Skype.

    3. To accept your place on the course you will need
    to make full payment for a minimum of 3 academic
    terms tuition. A number of further documents will
    be requested depending on the type of Tier 4 visa
    you will be applying for (Tier 4 Child or General).

    4. Once we have received all of the correct
    documentation you will then be issued with your
    Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number
    so that you can apply for your UK visa.

    For special needs students, some additional requirements may apply.



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Oxford Tutorial College is looking for: We want students who are seeking their own success - to enter the world of university and work feeling confident and qualified, a global citizen


    Day Boarding Homestay

    Student Entry Points

    Student Type101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    000
    Boarding Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    000
    Homestay Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    000

    University Placement

    highlights
    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size1
    *Canadian "Big 6" placements1
    **Ivy+ placements1

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)

    Schools our students are admitted to (last 4 years): University of Oxford ,University of Cambridge ,University of Edinburgh ,Bangor University, Bath Spa University, Cardiff University, City University London, De Montfort University Leicester, Durham University,King's College London, London School of Economics, Oxford Brookes University, Swansea University, University College London, University of Aberdeen, University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Leeds and many more.
    Schools our students attend (last 4 years): Recent students are studying at top UK universities, including University of Cambridge, University of St Andrews, Aston University, Cardiff University, Lancaster University, University of Leicester, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, University of Southampton and the University of Warwick.

    What Oxford Tutorial College says:

  • Oxbridge
  • The Russell Group (24 leading UK universities)
  • Targeted applications
  • Support and advice for university applications
  • Guidance through the application process
  • Interview preparation
  • Support with essays/statments

  • Notable Alumni

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    Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
    Alice Taylor 2016 Alice received an offer from the University of Oxford. Alice achieved fantastic AS results and is set to do the same for A2.
    Oxford  Tutorial College 2016 Recent students are studying at top UK universities: University of Cambridge, Cardiff University,University of Leicester, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester.
    Oxford University Student Union 2016 When studying at OTC, you can join the Oxford University Student Union allowing you to access their library, world-famous debating forums and other facilities across the city.

    Alumni Highlights

    • Award winning alumni
    • Academic excellence
    • Admission to top universities
    • Access to Oford University student union

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Oxford University Success

    “When I first joined I didn't really know what I wanted to do next, and certainly never imagined I'd get an Oxford offer. I've had such a wonderful time and all my tutors have helped me so much in getting to where I am now.”

    ...



    Amazing study abroad experience

    "The experiences and memories I had at Oxford Tutorial College were truly incredible. I made real friends, the kind that last for a lifetime. I have had fun times exploring the many things Oxford has to offer."  

    ...



    Beyond learning

    "I have gained so much through my experience at Oxford Tutorial College and with the superb tuition and mentoring, I have achieved more than I ever expected."

    ...



    More than a college

    "Brennan's experience at OTC has turned a major problem into a wonderful learning opportunity. I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful experience you and your colleagues have given Brennan. His term at OTC has truly ‘made the man'."  

    ...



    Superb results

    "My A-Level results were brilliant; I achieved three straight As in Mathematics, Computing and Economics. Thanks are due to Oxford Tutorial College, in which I studied Economics intensively, this is shown in my result for Unit 2 of 100%. I have obtained my place in Bath University to read Economics."

    ...



    Excellent tutors

    “Our son’s tutor has certainly inspired him, which is wonderful. He also enjoyed the experience of being in Oxford and meeting the other students.”

    ...



    Message from a parent

    "We were pleased with the decision of selecting your college, the result was so much more than improving a grade."  

    ...



    Thank you OTC

    "I really loved my classes...without OTC, I do not believe that my acceptance by Oxford University would have ever been a possibility, let alone a reality."

    ...



    In the News

    News

    December 20, 2016 - OTC student wins 2016 CIFE Prize

    Mary Gompertz has been awarded a 2016 College Award for her outstanding contribution to life at Oxford Tutorial College. ...


    December 20, 2016 - New news postOTC student gains 2015 CIFE Award

    Kenji Baba received a College prize from CIFE’s President Lord Lexden at the 2015 CIFE Awards held at the House of Lords this March. ...



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