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Why Howell’s Co-Ed College?

Howell’s Co-Ed College is the top school in Wales, and specialises in education at A level for students aged 16+. Leading the way in pre-university education, our commitment to offering individual attention through small class sizes and the personal tutor system enables each student to reach their academic potential and feel happy and secure. We expect our students to achieve the top results, and they are disciplined enough to know they can work hard but have fun.

What is Cardiff like?

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, and its largest city. It has a distinctive character with an excellent quality of life and an international reputation. Howell’s Co-Ed College is a Victorian building that opened as a school in 1860, and sits on the edge of Llandaff Fields, a vast, tree-filled parkland that students can use for exercise and recreation. A short walk through the park takes you along the River Taff and then to Cardiff Castle, which was built by Norman invaders in the 11th century. Students living in Cardiff benefit from the combination of a small, friendly city with the cultural, historical and recreational amenities of an ambitious and progressive capital city. Many national cultural and sporting institutions are based in Cardiff, including the Wales Millennium Centre and the Principality Stadium, which hosts several international rugby matches each year. Cardiff is a fantastically well-connected city, just 2 hours from London by train, an hour from the Roman city of Bath and 2 hours from Oxford.


Our consistently outstanding A Level results reflect the commitment, dedication and hard work of both our students and our academic staff. Students at Howell’s Co-Ed College sitting A-levels in 2019 were awarded more A*s than ever this year.  52% of all results were A* - A grades, and 80% of all grades were A* - B. In total, 25% of the year group achieved all As and A*s.  This is a fantastic achievement for the students, particularly considering the new, more challenging, A-level specifications.


With its outstanding A-Level teaching, Howell’s Co-Ed College is the ideal place for students to embark on their Sixth Form career and prepare for the demands of university education.

Subject choice is influenced by university requirements, while keeping students’ degree options open. Students typically study three or four subjects. Further information on each of the subjects offered can be found on our website:

What Extra-Curricular activities are available?

The college complements its academic excellence with an exciting timetable of co-curricular activities, including an extensive programme of creative arts and music, critical thinking seminars, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award and a range of clubs from engineering to mindfulness and Fairtrade to politics. A full schedule of sports —from football to rowing, dodgeball to zumba—is available to all students, who can take full advantage of the newly opened sports complex, with tennis courts, an astro-pitch and modern pavilion. We have also have a strong business connection with the Vale Resort, which has two championship golf courses. 


Students at Howell’s Co-Ed College are as ambitious for their futures as we are. Our strong links with international corporations and individuals mean that students leave Howell’s Co-Ed College after two years equipped to compete on a global stage.

Our College Careers Advisor offers a wealth of insight and expertise. A personalised programme for UCAS applications ensures that our students are accepted at top national and international universities.

Regular higher education and careers events are held, including mock interviews and audition practice, careers specialist interviews, networking evenings, and specialist provision for applications to Oxford and Cambridge University. 

Students interested in careers in Engineering take part in national programmes that give them access to global industry experts and allow them to work with peers from around the world. Any student keen to follow a career in Medicine will be put on our medical pathway, and our strong connection with the University Hospital Wales supports them through their application to medical school. Many of our students go on to study Law at university; they are all advised to take part in our mooting events, mock trials during which students cross-examine the defendant and witnesses, and make closing statements to members of the jury.

Howell’s Co-Ed College is a member of the GDST, the largest group of independent schools in the UK and the UK’s largest educational charity. On leaving HCC, every student becomes member of the GDST Alumnae Network, the country’s largest little black book, with over 70,000 members. Members are national and international leaders in every professional field and the Alumnae Network offers invaluable careers advice, training and work experience opportunities.


The fee will be set at £37,000 plus there will be extra costs to be borne by the parent, these are :
Additional Costs Payable By Parent                              

Registration (first year only)                        £200            
CAS Admin Fee (first year only)                  £250            
Visa                                                             £500 (estimate)
Deposit                                                       £5,500 (to be returned upon completion)
Airport transport                                          £150 per trip              
Guardianship fee                                           N/A
One to one tuition                                        £34 per hour

Ms Eva Tong (Milestone Education UK)

We are very pleased to appoint Eva Tong as our consultant to administer all enquiries and applications from international families. Eva is an education consultant based in Cardiff who can communicate in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Eva graduated from Cardiff University with a BA in English Studies and MA in Applied Linguistics. She was an experienced language teacher in Hong Kong and is a highly professional and experienced education consultant in the UK. Eva and her family lived in Surrey for over 13 years before moving back to Cardiff. She had worked at admissions departments and international offices in several universities and colleges in London and the South-East.

For more information on International student applications, please contact Ms Eva Tong at Milestone Education UK


Phone/WhatsApp: +44 7846803972





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