7th April, 2017.
Pupil receives award at House of Lords
Congratulations to Violetta Skittides, who was the recipient of Carfax's College Award for 2017. She was presented with the award by Lord Lexden at the annual CIFE awards ceremony at the House of Lords.
Violetta took a one-year A level course at Carfax College in Mathematics, French, and Economics. During her time in Oxford, Violetta involved herself fully in the social life of the student community, taking the lead as the College's representative on a local student forum. She developed her academic interests further through additional studies in philosophy and, after achieving an excellent set of final exam results, took up a place at the New College of Humanities in London.
9th March, 2017.
Team Carfax competes in inter-college quiz challenge
Last weekend saw Carfax students, Daria, Kate, Emilia, Charley, and Coco, travel to London to take part in the third annual CIFE College Challenge. This friendly inter-college quiz event took place at the New College of the Humanities in Bedford Square, London. Competition was friendly and all the teams had great fun. Well done to the Carfax Team, who performed well and showed good team spirit.
2nd March, 2017.
Carfax pupil attends YMGE
Carfax College Pupil, Mark Rappoport, recently returned from attending a prestigious political conference, hosted by Yale University, in the historical city of Budapest.
Mark is an A-level student who is studying Politics, along with History, History of Art and Sociology.
The Yale Model Government Europe (YMGE) brings together students from all over the world to simulate political discussions relating to the future of Europe. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for pre-university students to get together and participate in high level politics.
Talking about his experience of the conference, Mark says that it was great to have the chance to interact with students from a wide range of countries and get their views on different political issues. He also felt that he learnt a lot about the structure of European government. Would he like to become a politician some day? Probably not, but he remains very interested in the issues.
15th December, 2016 .
Carfax Christmas Lunch
This year, our pupils and staff got together for their annual Christmas lunch at the historic “Convocation House”, which is right under the University Church of St. Mary’s. Not only was there Christmas cheer, congenial company and festive food on offer but the building itself provided plenty of interest too. Back in the early Mediaeval period (C.14th), this was where the University Parliament met, where degrees were awarded and lectures given. All in all it was a very atmospheric and evocative place for our pupils and staff to mark the end of the Michaelmas term.
5 October 2016
Today is World Teachers' Day!
Carfax College is grateful to all our inspiring tutors, who teach our pupils passionately, helping them achieve exceptional results.
08 September 2016
Carfax College in the Oxford Times
In today's Oxford Times Education Extra, Carfax College discusses the academic year ahead, the challenges both parents and pupils might face along the way, and how Carfax College can assist in every situation.
Read the article HERE
05 September 2016
Pre-boarding at Carfax College
Our successful School Entrance pupils visited us again for some last-minute preparation before starting the year at their new boarding schools.
This year, Carfax College has helped students gain admission to some of Britain's most prestigious schools, such as Cheltenham College, Rugby School, St. Edward's School, King's School, Canterbury, Merchiston Castle, Shrewsbury School, Stowe School, and Bradfield College.
The three students in the picture below will start their A levels at Bradfield College and Stowe this September, after spending a year at Carfax College.
26 August 2016
Strong GCSE results at Carfax College!
Despite a national decline in GCSE grades, Carfax College is pleased to announce that our pupils achieved great results, with the majority achieving A*, A, and B grades.
Well done to all those who have shown so much improvement over their time with us! Whilst many of our pupils prefer to stay on and take their A levels with us, we are also proud of those who have secured Sixth Form places at some of the country’s most prestigious boarding schools, such as Marlborough College, King’s Canterbury, Shrewsbury, St. Edward’s, and Stowe.
23 August 2016
Meet one of our wonderful pupils - Margot
Last week, Carfax pupil Margot received her AS results, and could not have been happier to see that she achieved three As, one A*, and one B.
Her three As are in English Literature, Art, and French, and her A* in EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). With three As in all her full A level subjects, Margot is on the right track to fulfilling her dream: studying History and Politics at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Whilst other A level pupils have slightly more time to prepare their university application, the UCAS deadline for Oxford and Cambridge is much earlier, already on October 15. Margot is therefore busy preparing her application and studying for Oxford's entrance exam in history, the HAT (History Aptitude Test).
Margot is one of the pupils so interesting they make you forget time - our informal interview for this post ended up lasting more than one hour. Of rare eloquence and depth, Margot looks forward to studying at Oxford, where she can explore her topics of interest: religion in society and the formation of national identities, particularly in the context of Ukraine's ethnic division. Herself strongly identifying as Ukrainian, but raised speaking Russian by a Polish grandmother, Margot is fascinated by the impact of empires on identities - not just the Russian and then the Soviet empires in Ukraine, but also other such forces in the wider global context.
At Carfax College, Margot spent her summer months revising intensely for the HAT exam, her A level subjects, and preparing for her Oxford interview. Not only did she love her courses here and worked very hard to the satisfaction of all tutors, but she also found time to finish a voluntary project on the crusades. The crusades are of great interest to her, because of the long-lasting impact on European and Middle Eastern imperial history.
Carfax is sad to see Margot return to her girls' boarding school this week, but is looking forward to welcoming her back later in the year, when she will continue her Oxford entrance preparation with us.
19 August 2016
Happy A level news from Carfax!
We are glad to announce some excellent results from this year’s A level cohort.
Following months of hard work and intensive tuition, we are proud of pupils gaining admission to prestigious universities such as Oxford University, University College London (UCL), London School of Economics, Edinburgh, New College of Humanities London, and Bristol, with two going on to study medicine.
Over 70% of our re-take candidates have improved their results by one full grade or more, and all have secured their conditional university offers.