On-Line programme for A-level and GCSE studies

Tuesday 11th August 2020 /
Welcome to our 2020-2021  On-Line programme for A-level and GCSE studies   Mini groups (4-5 students)                                                   Age:  14+   Following the UK government guidance of the read more...

World Classics in Theatre: Shadows of Troy

Tuesday 18th February 2020 /
How do you introduce young people to the world of Ancient and Classical Greece and the play ? The world of myth? The origin of drama? The origin of family dysfunction – which is the origin of drama?! Well, going to a student production at the Playhouse Theatre in Oxford read more...

Enrichment: an exciting trip to Stowe House

Thursday 30th January 2020 /
Our students enjoyed the trip to Stowe House. The visit   inspired everyone and helped to reflect on the important paths of human civilisation: Rise of Greece and the further influence on Saxon Freedoms   The Saxon Deities: Gods of our ancestors.  These Saxon gods were associated with the ancient liberties read more...

Michaelmas Term Christmas Party 2019

Thursday 12th December 2019 /
Well done to all our students after an extensive period of study throughout the long Michaelmas Term! At the Xmas Gala Dinner, our students ‘let their hair down’, with some showing us their musical skills and a stand-up comedy star turn. Also shown was a Film produced and directed by read more...

Science Research and Development

Thursday 12th December 2019 /
Michaelmas Term is a high season for Science Research and Development at Cherwell College Oxford The term starts with the creation of our Science Club, which is aimed to unleash students' science curiosity and develop their research skills This term produced a great harvest and among Cherwell A-level winners of read more...

FUTURE EVENTS. A Brief Look Ahead

Tuesday 12th November 2019 /
FUTURE EVENTS A Brief Look Ahead TONY SHERWOOD AND CHRISTOPHER MULCAHY After this half term we are planning to harness up at Clip and Climb - an indoor climbing centre designed to increase confidence and self-esteem in physical prowess and mental strength, with the bravest given the opportunity to complete read more...

ADVENTURES IN HYDROPONICS

Tuesday 12th November 2019 /
ADVENTURES IN HYDROPONICS YICHUAN CAO A group of enthusiastic and young scientists gathered together and investigated the fascinating field of hydroponics. The project was broken down in to subunits and researched step by step, the steady progress ensuring each of the basic components of an effective research methodology were not read more...

Designing the World’s Tallest Buildings

Tuesday 12th November 2019 /
Designing the World’s Tallest Buildings RONALD CHEONG Studying physics, maths and art for A-levels made me turn to architecture for my science project. Whilst researching for my project, I found a report that talked about “confusing the wind". It gave me a vague idea of what I wanted it to read more...

Science Club

Tuesday 12th November 2019 /
Science Club CHRISTOPHER MULCAHY Science Club is founded upon the routine of a weekly meeting for the science-orientated students of Cherwell College. Under the expert supervision of the Cherwell College academic team, it presents the opportunity for these students to research and deliver in-depth presentations on innovation in the fields read more...

Oxford Playhouse Theatre

Tuesday 12th November 2019 /
STUDENT FEATURE Playhouse Theatre NICOLE NIXON I have gone to two plays the first one being “ Humans” This was a show with people dancing and expressing and using their body as a way of communication and as a way to project what they feel on stage. This show was read more...

Exploring Oxford

Tuesday 12th November 2019 /
OUT AND ABOUT Exploring Oxford CHRISTOPHER MULCAHY It is far too easy, on occasion, to forget how much of a privilege it is to live in a city as august and illustrious as Oxford. Fortunately, a memorable reminder of how exceptional the city of dreaming spires truly is will never read more...

A Word from the Activities Co-Ordinator

Tuesday 12th November 2019 /
A Word from the Activities Co-Ordinator What we’ve all been up to   TONY SHERWOOD Thus far we have enjoyed a wide array of activities, taking full advantage of our unique Oxford setting. We have explored the city by punting long the Isis, taken guided open-top bus tours, and followed read more...

Welcoming the Class of 2019

Tuesday 12th November 2019 /
Welcoming the Class of 2019 CHRISTOPHER MULCAHY Cherwell College is delighted to extend a warm welcome to the Class of 2019. We are thrilled to host a medley of students both day and boarding, ranged from age thirteen through to nineteen, studying a wide breadth of subjects across the GCSE read more...

Partnership Continues with the Oxford Union

Tuesday 12th November 2019 /
Partnership Continues with the Oxford Union CHRISTOPHER MULCAHY Cherwell College has long enjoyed a productive and rewarding partnership with the Oxford Union. Founded as a debating society in 1823, with a long and proud tradition of hosting debates and speakers, the Oxford union has hosted innumerable former and current heads read more...

Meet Our New Residential Staff

Wednesday 28th August 2019 /
We recently welcomed two new members of staff, Anca and Tony, to the residential and student welfare team based at Cherwell House , our student accommodation block: Anca - Head of Boarding "I am starting my journey at Cherwell College with great enthusiasm, knowing that I will be part of read more...

Cherwell College Now Offering Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Monday 26th August 2019 /
From August 2019, Cherwell College Oxford students will have the opportunity to take part in the renowned  Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award scheme . The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is an internationally recognised youth achievement award with almost half a million participants worldwide. Aimed to promote young people's all-round development read more...

Unconditional Offers From Imperial College London and UCL

Monday 26th August 2019 /
Evelyn, one of Cherwell College Oxford's talented students, has received  unconditional offers  from both Imperial College London and University College London (UCL). Evelyn joined our 2-year A-level programme after an unsuccessful term of A-level studies at a large boarding school. She realised that large classroom teaching would not help her read more...

Cherwell College Student Accepted into NASA Programme

Thursday 25th July 2019 /
Cherwell College Oxford student, Victoria, takes a giant step towards her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Medal by participating in a NASA course in London.   Victoria recently took part in Mission Discovery, a NASA-run Space and STEM summer programme, as part of her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Students for the read more...

Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019

Wednesday 27th February 2019 /
  To celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig, all of our students enjoyed a banquet of traditional Chinese food, freshly prepared and served by our in-house chef at  Cherwell House . A really enjoyable evening was had by all and we can't wait for next year's celebrations! read more...

A Visit to Trinity College

Wednesday 6th February 2019 /
The day started with a lovely 5 minute walk to Trinity College from Cherwell house.  Trinity College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. The college was founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas Pope , on land previously occupied by Durham College , home read more...

Welcoming Zibo School students to Cherwell College Oxford

Tuesday 5th February 2019 /
Following our trip to China in November, we returned the favour and welcomed students from Zibo school to Cherwell College Oxford. Our alumni students very happily joined us for the Open Day at Cherwell College, and helped to capture a unique Oxford enrichment experience for prospective A level and IGCSE read more...

Trip to C.S. Lewis House

Saturday 26th January 2019 /
Our students recently enjoyed a trip to the C.S Lewis House, also known as The Kilns. The House was where author C.S Lewis wrote all of his beloved Narnia books as well as a number of his other renowned books; the House was even featured itself in the Narnia books read more...

Welcoming Our Students Back for Hilary Term

Wednesday 9th January 2019 /
Despite the cold, Cherwell College students were welcomed back to Hilary Term with some great weather. Being in the heart of Oxford, students take advantage of sunny days like today to explore the city's history and architecture. Today, the students learnt about the suffragettes at Oxford University's Weston Library, Oxford read more...

Christmas Gala Dinner 2018

Friday 14th December 2018 /
Here at Cherwell College, we rounded off the 2018 year with our annual Christmas Gala Dinner! Much fun and many laughs were had by all - we all with you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2019!                       read more...

A Cultural Walking Tour Through Oxford

Friday 23rd November 2018 /
Myself and a group of students embarked on a wonderful walking tour around Oxford. I showed them most of the hot spots such as the Bodleian library, the Radcliffe Camera, Oxford's Castle Quarter, the Covered Market, and so on. While we were walking around Oxford we were taking photographs, discussing read more...

Parliament Week 2018

Friday 16th November 2018 /
As part of Cherwell College’s participation in #UKPW18 Parliament Week, our students held Hustings for an election next week, with three principal candidates – Ivan an Independent, Harry for The Labour Party, and Kamil for the Conservatives. The standard of presentations was high: policies were put forward on Nuclear Disarmament, Narcotic read more...

Cherwell Students Take Part in Oxford Union Debates

Tuesday 13th November 2018 /
Every year Cherwell Students have a unique experience working together with undergraduates from Oxford University running the Inter-Varsity Debate Competitions at our central location – St George’s Mansion. Well done to our fabulous students who took part in this year's Oxford Inter-Varsity Debating Competition hosted by the world renowned Oxford read more...

Debating Workshop at the Oxford Union

Thursday 8th November 2018 /
On Friday, Cherwell students had the pleasure of attending a debate workshop at the world famous Oxford Union. This was a fantastic opportunity which allowed our students to improve their debating skills even further! The Oxford Union Society, commonly referred to simply as the Oxford Union, is a debating society read more...

Students Enjoy Trip to Trampoline Park

Thursday 11th October 2018 /
On Saturday, our students visited Rebound Revolution Trampoline Park in Bicester for a day of fun and relaxation. It was a rainy day on Saturday and so the indoor park was the perfect escape. All of the students had great fun, and it was an excellent workout. There was a read more...

Current Affairs Club

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 /
The Current Affairs Club at Cherwell College is comprised of Cherwell students who are interested in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). Every fortnight, the club meets discuss topics such as: Why Liberalism Matters and Reinventing Liberalism in 21st century. What lessons should we learn from Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith read more...

A Season of Professorial Talks Begins at Cherwell College

Tuesday 2nd October 2018 /
Professorial talks are one of the many enrichment opportunities offered by Cherwell College to students. This season of talks kicked off recently with  "The Road to Serfdom in the 21st Century" which discussed topics such as the Magna Carta, the US Constitution, as well as concepts of liberalism and freedom read more...

Students Visit Osney Lock Hydro

Monday 1st October 2018 /
On Thursday, Cherwell students enjoyed a beautiful walk from their home at Cherwell House to Osney Lock Hydro as part of Michaelmas term's schedule. It was a beautiful autumn day, perfect for an adventure. When we reached Osney Island, we were greeted by a woman who is part of the read more...

Students visit one of England's most famous castles!

Saturday 15th September 2018 /
Our students enjoyed a great day out at Windsor castle last week. The weather was good and the students not only allowed to soak up the history but also enjoyed archery. Windsor Castle is famous for being a royal residence, but even although the students did not get a chance read more...

Welcoming our 2018 students!

Wednesday 12th September 2018 /
We are delighted to welcome our 2018 GCSE and A Level students from across the globe! Michaelmas Term kicked off with a tour of Oxford and a talk by an Oxford University student on the benefits of the Oxford Union to which all our students have membership.  We look forward read more...

Summer school roundup

Wednesday 29th August 2018 /
Throughout August we have welcomed students from a range of countries to experience what it is like to live and study in Oxford. Students enjoyed a mix of academic lessons, including Economics and English as well as workshops in study skills and debating. During the afternoons we explored areas of read more...

Exploring Oxford as part of Cherwell College's Summer School

Tuesday 14th August 2018 /
As a part of our eclectic Summer programme, the students of Cherwell College have the opportunity to enjoy an array of enrichment activities. This Monday, the students enjoyed a lovely walk and picnic in the tranquil Christ Church Meadows for lunch. This open space, unparalleled in natural beauty within the read more...

Gala Dinner for our 2018 Leavers

Tuesday 19th June 2018 /
What a year it's been! From debates to field trips, from badminton to chess club, our students have been busy. And all that is on top of the rigorous tuition we provide here at Cherwrell College - small groups supported with one-to-one teaching to ensure students get the very best read more...

Getting students ready for Oxbridge applications

Monday 4th June 2018 /
One of the reasons students choose Cherwell College is due to our high level of expertise when it comes to university applications - including to Oxford and Cambridge. Many of our tutors are past students of Oxford and are well placed to support individuals with their applications.  On top of read more...

Celebrating Oxfordshire Art Weeks

Thursday 31st May 2018 /
As part of Art Weeks in Oxford, Cherwell College Artists presented their work to the visiting guests at our open event on Saturday.  Their art work has been influenced by David Hockney, Gursky, McQueen and others. This was a brilliant exhibition followed by an inspiring and captivating  talk from our read more...

A talk by Oxford University on the threat of a new trade war

Wednesday 30th May 2018 /
With an increasingly protectionist agenda of US trade policy and an erosion of the importance placed on diplomacy, could we be heading for a trade war between the major economic powers? This was the topic for discussion at a brilliant event hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford read more...

Chess continues in between revision!

Thursday 24th May 2018 /
One way of relaxing in between revision might be to watch some TV or take a nap but not for these students who decided it better to keep the brain active with a few games of chess! Check out more of our regular activities here:  https://www.cherwell-college.co.uk/Clubs-and-activities  read more...

Sunday Cycling!

Monday 21st May 2018 /
The sun was shining in Oxford this weekend and to take advantage we hired some bikes and enjoyed the warmth, the countryside and of course each other's good company. For some this was even their first experience of cycling in the UK!  Back to Recent News read more...

Garden games and BBQ at Cherwell House

Thursday 17th May 2018 /
The perfect break from revision - a quality BBQ (including delicious homemade burgers!) and garden games. There was a great tournament of the classic Swingball (Harry safely won) as well as plenty of laugher and relaxation. Thank you to our chefs for the great food! Back to Recent News read more...

A talk on 're-framing the concept of failure'

Wednesday 9th May 2018 /
Last night students enjoyed a talk from  Oxford Scholastica Academy  on the how to re-define the concept of failure. Many students are scared of failure. And in many ways they are right to be - after all, if they fail exams then they can't progress to the next stage of read more...

A talk on making better decisions in risky situations

Saturday 28th April 2018 /
Thank you to the team at the Maths Institute for a brilliant exhibition including a great talk on statistics and how to make better decisions in risky situations.  In addition to the talk students were able to spend time in the main hall discovering more about History of Maths  During read more...

Lord Lexden Presents Award to Cherwell student

Monday 23rd April 2018 /
Lord Lexden Presents Awards to 41 Outstanding Students, including Wenxi from Cherwell College! At the annual CIFE Academic Awards Ceremony held at the House of Lords last Wednesday, 18 th April, Lord Lexden presented awards for academic excellence to forty-one students who achieved remarkable A-level and GCSE results last summer.  read more...

End of term dinner

Monday 9th April 2018 /
​It was great to celebrate the end of term with a good dinner and party. Thank you to all our staff and students for all the success over the last few months! Back to Recent News read more...

Sport at Cherwell College

Thursday 29th March 2018 /
This term our students have enjoyed regular sporting activities including badminton, football, swimming and running. An active body encourages an active mind! Back to Recent News read more...

Students against the master chess champion!

Friday 23rd March 2018 /
During lunch our students have been enjoying games of chess and Chinese Chess. There was even a match against our Maths tutor, Mark Hannon  who has won competitions in the game...Mark held his own on this occassion too! Back to Recent News read more...

Intellectual Cherwell Challenge

Monday 19th March 2018 /
In preparation for the forthcoming  Intellectuals Challenge   competition at Cambridge, our students ran an engaging discussion group covering a wide range of topics including Philosophy, Literature, Science and Economics.  At Cherwell College we are passionate about the study of the Humanities and philosophy in particular and are proud of read more...

Skills gained in excellent masterclass

Tuesday 27th February 2018 /
​On Monday 26 February we were delighted to welcome Cassandra from Young Enterprise Oxfordshire and her team of volunteers to run a workshop on employability to a number of our Year 12 and 13 students. The day started with looking at various brands and asking the question ‘how would you like read more...

We hear from the new High Sheriff of Oxfordshire

Monday 26th February 2018 /
  Cherwell enjoyed an excellent talk last week from the newly elected High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Richard Venables. He did point out that he is not the first of that name to hold the position, as the first was born in 1365 and held the position of Sheriff of Cheshire read more...

A walk in the park...literally!

Saturday 24th February 2018 /
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." [Albert Camus] Walking is good for both the body and them mind. In fact it is has recently been said that if walking could read more...

A day trip to the beautiful city of Bath!

Tuesday 20th February 2018 /
On Saturday 17 th February, Cherwell students travelled to the City of Bath for the day, as part of the Half-Term schedule. The day began with students meeting early for breakfast, followed by a short briefing by the members of staff regarding the trip. Following the conclusion of this, the read more...

Lunch club: debate and discussion

Monday 19th February 2018 /
It's good to use lunch wisely. That's why we have been running debate and discussion groups covering everything from art history to architecture to current affairs!  Back to Recent News read more...

Art Club visits Oxford's most famous museum

Monday 12th February 2018 /
Art Club presents to students of all abilities the unique opportunity to cultivate an interest in art. While our art students who attend art club often sketch and paint over these sessions, it is open to all and gives students the chance to visit different museums, galleries and exhibitions. It read more...

Literature Club explores Wuthering Heights

Monday 12th February 2018 /
This month at Literature Club students are reading the classic, Wuthering Heights. Literature club sees students engaging in lively debate and discussion, with entertaining bouts of dramatic readings from the text. A film screening of the 1939 adaptation is scheduled for after half-term. Back to Recent News read more...

Celebrating Chinese New Year!

Friday 9th February 2018 /
To mark the Chinese Year of the Dog, the Welfare Team organised an early Chinese New Year Celebration at the Boarding House this week. The evening comprised Chinese delicacies being served all evening, engaging conversation about the celebration of Chinese New Year in different parts of China, and ended with read more...

Biology students enjoy an Oxford Uni lecture

Monday 5th February 2018 /
On Friday 2nd February our A Level Bilology students took a trip to Oxford Martin School to hear a lecture on Evolutionary Biology from Professor Andreas Wagner. One of the many advantages of our central Oxford Location is being able to so easily take our students to these superb lectures, which read more...

Students enjoy a professorial talk from Natalia Pochinok

Monday 29th January 2018 /
On Friday (26.01.2018), the Rector of Russian State Social University (RSSU), Natalia Borisovna Pochinok visited Cherwell College Oxford to start a dialogue on the current economic and social policies of Russian Federation with students and tutors from Cherwell College Oxford. Whilst the World Economic Forum in Davos left many observers read more...

A Festive Time at New College of the Humanities!

Thursday 7th December 2017 /
It was a pleasure to visit New College of the Humanities in London on Tuesday 5th December for their annual Winter Drinks Reception for school staff. It was great to meet the Master of the College, Professor AC Grayling along with the admissions team to discuss how NCH might be read more...

Students go Green for Oxford!

Thursday 7th December 2017 /
On the morning of Sunday 3 rd  December, two ambassadors of Cherwell College’s Green team took part in a cleaning/collecting of rubbish and litter in front of, and around the Cherwell House grounds. The students had become concerned about the amount of rubbish that was located around Cherwell House, and read more...

Students meet Professor AC Grayling

Thursday 7th December 2017 /
Students were privilege to meet Professor AC Grayling before his talk at Wolfsen College on the reasons why he thinks the UK should have a written constitution.  Before the talk students met with Professor AC Grayling, who heads up New College of the Humanities in London, and chatted about education, read more...

Cherwell and the Oxford Inter-Varsity Debating Competition

Tuesday 14th November 2017 /
Well done to our fabulous students who took part in this year's Oxford Inter-Varsity Debating Competition hosted by the world renowned Oxford Union! Judged by the fantastic Oxford Union  Adjudication Team , the Oxford IV is one of the most prestigious debating competitions on the planet. We are privileged to read more...

A visit from Bryant University

Friday 10th November 2017 /
Thank you to Claire from Bryant University  for talking to us about life at the university and their application process. We love to see our students explore global options for their degrees and Bryant is clearly a fantastic choice! read more...

Cherwell students get a taste of Oxford Union Debating

Friday 20th October 2017 /
This House Believes in Keynesian Economics  was the title of this week's debate which followed a workshop hosted by undergraduate PPE students studying at Brasenose College, Oxford. Cherwell students enjoyed learning about the structure and nuances of British Parliamentary Debate before forming their own arguments as either the proposition or read more...