FAQ’s

Q: What makes Oxbridge different from other colleges?

Oxbridge is much more than just a sixth form college. Our founder DR C. O. Ogunsanya started the college in 1993 with a vision and a goal. We strive to fully prepare our students for a successful pursuit of Internationally recognised higher education studies. Since our inception we have adhered to this goal, innovating, constantly improving and refining what we do and surpassing expectations.

  • We were the first specialist sixth form college in Nigeria
  • We pioneered the idea of the pathway programme locally
  • We were the first NCUK centre in Nigeria
  • We were the first sixth form college to be COBIS recognised
  • We are the highest achieving Nigerian NCUK centre
  • We are the highest achieving Nigerian A level centre

If your goal is to achieve your best result and get a place on the best programme for you, at the best university for you, there is no better choice than Oxbridge. 

About our Programmes:

Q: What programmes do you have on offer at the college?

  • Cambridge 2 year A’levels.
  • The accelerated one year A’levels.
  • The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY. A one year equivalent to A levels).
  • 2+2 Pathway. Combines the NCUK IFY with the International Year One programme giving you access to year 2 on a programme at an NCUK Partner University.
  • American Pathway

Beside these core programmes, the college also runs various english language qualifications:

  • SAT
  • TOEFL

Q: Who are the NCUK?

NCUK stands for the Northern Consortium of UK universities. Some of these universities include:

  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • The University of Sheffield
  • The University of Salford
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • The University of Manchester
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • The University of Leeds
  • The University of Huddersfield
  • The University of Bradford

Newly added Partner Universities include:

  • Aston University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Kent
  • Kingston University, London
  • Queen Mary, University of London

The NCUK’s growing network now includes institutions in the USA, Australia and the Caribbean. For more information About NCUK contact us or visit these link:

Q: What is the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY)?

The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) programme is an externally moderated one year course that leads to specific UK universities after its completion at the college. The NCUK offer a unique guarantee of placement once the programme is successfully completed.

About our academic calendar:

Q : When does your school year start?

Academic session at the college starts on 2nd September 2015

Q: When does the school year end?

Depending on the programme you take (and when their exams are held) the year ends around June 2016.

Questions about our fees:

Q : How much are your fees (NCUK IFY, A Level (Per year)?

We charge competitive fees for all our programmes. For more information please contact our marketing office, or accounts office.

Q: What about the fees for the SAT and TOEFL programmes?

The SAT and TOEFL programmes are held as evening classes over a 3 month and 1 month period respectively.

  • Tuition for SAT is N90,000.
  • Tuition for TOEFL is N50,000.

(Exam registration fee for SAT is $100 while it is $230 for TOEFL).

Interested in Boarding? Read on.

Q: Do you have boarding facilities?

Yes we have separate male and female hostels. Both are in heavy demand so if you want a place we advise you apply in good time.

We also offer weekly boarding where students stay with us from Sunday night to Friday evening. Many parents find this to be an ideal solution to the issues of traffic and a long working week.

Q: Do you allow mobile phones?

We appreciate the huge benefits technology brings and we see ourselves as a progressive and forward thinking institution. However, we also appreciate the nature of various technologies. We allow the use of mobile phones in specific places at specific times. We do not allow mobile phones in classrooms, corridors or during teaching time.

So you excel academically. How about Extra Curricular?

Q: What extracurricular activities do you have at the college?

Students have access to:

  • Dance classes
  • Mixed martial arts
  • Basketball/netball
  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Board/strategy games (inc chess club)
  • We also have our press club Oxpress
  • Local and international excursion programmes.

General questions about the college:

Q: What are the success rates of your students?

Generally performance of our students has been quite impressive over the years with the majority achieving grades A- C. We regularly have students attaining straight A and A* grades. We have also received numerous commendations and awards for the perforce achieved by our students on both the NCUK IFY programmes and the Cambridge A levels.

Q: What kind of facilities do you have in place?

As a modern and forward thinking institution, we are constantly upgrading our facilities in order to give our students the best experience. Our state-of-the-art facilities now include the following:

  • Modern, air conditioned classrooms
  • Interactive whiteboards in every classroom
  • School-wide wifi network
  • Internet access
  • Purpose built library
  • Purpose built structure
  • Multipurpose sport court
  • Fully equipped, on site catering facilities
  • Fully equipped art studio
  • School gym
  • On site medical facilities with full time nurse

Facilities currently under development include:

  • Juice bar
  • Additional quiet work areas around the premises

Q: Do students wear uniform?

Yes. Students wear uniform for a number of positive reasons. Friday’s we allow students to dress down in casual clothing.

Q: How do I apply for a programme?

Please view our admissions page.

Q: Is there an age limit for applicants?

You have to be at least 15 to do the Cambridge A levels and 16 to do the International Foundation year.

Q: What is the average class size at Oxbridge Tutorial College?

On average class size is about 15 students.

Q: How qualified are Oxbridge teaching staff?

At Oxbridge we take the proficiency of our teachers very seriously. All our teachers are highly qualified. Many hold a Masters in education along with a host of local and international education qualifications.

Q: How many international partners does Oxbridge have?

Oxbridge has an unsurpassed international network of partner institutions and universities. Many of these institutions and universities are at the pinnacle of their specific areas of expertise. We believe strongly in excellence and endeavour to embed this in everything we do. Including building a robust and high quality network for our parents and students to leverage.

Q: What accreditation does Oxbridge have?

Oxbridge is externally accredited by the NCUK and COBIS. Why is this important? It means we are compete internationally to achieve our accreditation. It means we far exceed local standards. It means our international partners vouch for us!

Q: Does Oxbridge assist its students in the processing of admission to international universities?

Assistance is an integral part of the NCUK IFY. We have dedicated members of staff whose sole purpose is to facilitate the progression of our students. We can also rely on partner institutions, such as PFL and the NCUK to call on for additional support. We are yet to face an insurmountable challenge and have successfully placed thousands of students in institutions all over the world.

Q: Does Oxbridge offer language A levels (for example French)?

It is our policy to endeavour to satisfy the academic wants and needs of our students. In so doing we have the capacity to offer language qualifications if required.

Q: Does Oxbridge offer support for challenged students?

Oxbridge offers intervention classes, as part of our ‘Raising Aspiration’ programme. These are lessons that are specifically designed to support students who are having difficulties in certain aspects of their chosen subjects.

We also have access to professionals who can offer specific support for those who may have learning difficulties.

Q: Does Oxbridge offer holistic programmes aimed at better preparing students for challenges they may face?

At Oxbridge believe that we are preparing students to be productive in an international setting. This entails much else other than purely academic prowess. We offer the following under our Raising Aspirations Programme:

  • Tutorial and Pastoral Programme
  • Character counts programme
  • Key Skills Programme
  • Intervention Classes
  • Health and fitness guidance
  • Career/Work Experience programmes
  • Life Skills Programme