About the college
Cherwell College Oxford (the College) provides an exciting and challenging opportunity of studying in a mature, yet informal and friendly academic environment; being closely yet discreetly supervised by highly qualified, dedicated and caring teaching staff. Students work in an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding that encourages them to develop their abilities to the full, acquiring the self-confidence and self-discipline so valued for higher education and enjoying a positive environment that motivates and encourages the student’s ability to think independently.
The College's distinction is that of tuition tailored to the needs of the individual student. Tutorial classes are attended daily and supported by small group seminars, lectures and mock examinations. Weekly mock examinations are aimed to track students’ performance and are particularly important to those students whose examination results do not always reflect their true academic potential. Monthly academic reports, prepared by each subject tutor, allow parents to closely monitor academic progress.
The combination of the subject material being imparted on an individual basis, the interactive nature of the seminar, the broadening of understanding through the lecture classes and the development of an examination technique in the trial examinations makes for the perfectly prepared candidate for public examination.
The College campus comprises of three centres; all are a short walking distance from each other and in the heart of Oxford.
The main College building is St. Georges Mansions - a magnificent five storey Edwardian building offering breathtaking views of the Dreaming Spires and comprising a suite of tutorial and lecture rooms, a supervised study area, a library, a common room with vending machines for students’ use and a computer room. The College Science Faculty is located at Frewin Court (adjacent to the Oxford Union) and provides laboratory facilities for students studying science subjects. The College Art Studio is located at Cantay House, which benefits from ample natural light and incorporates the latest technologies to support Art & Design students through all practical aspects of their course, from textiles and sculpture to photography and graphics.