Welcome to The NCS
We inspire students and staff to do what inspires them; empowering all to make a positive and lasting contribution to society.
Our aim at the NCS is clear and specific; to provide outstanding A Level education and examination results for able local students to enable them to progress to the best and most competitive universities, including Oxford and Cambridge and other prestigious universities world wide.
We opened in September 2014 and are based in stunning Grade 2 listed buildings in East Ham with excellent resources to support outstanding A Level teaching and learning, and most importantly, expert teachers who will help you get the best possible A Level results.
Working in partnership with Newham Council, the NCS is the academic A Level centre of a group of Newham Schools – Cumberland, Kingsford, Lister, Little Ilford, Plashet, Rokeby, Royal Docks, Sarah Bonnell and Stratford School Academy. We also welcome applications from many other secondary schools either in the borough or from outside.
Meet our students
Our first ever cohort of students are already seeing the benefits of choosing the NCS. After just a few weeks of studying, we’re getting some incredible feedback from those who’ve chosen the NCS as the place to study for their A-Levels. Here’s just some of what they have to say:
“The NCS evokes a compelling ethos in which we as young adults can thrive.”
“With outstanding teachers, tailored enrichment opportunities and the best possible facilities at our disposal, The NCS provides the ideal learning environment without a doubt.”
Some of our students will be documenting the first year at The NCS. Click the button below to find out more of what they really think.
Leading teaching professionals
Our greatest asset is our highly qualified, talented and dedicated teachers who are experts in their field with a fantastic track record of academic excellence and success at A Level.
We pride ourselves on planning challenging, innovative and dynamic lessons that ensure our students make exceptional progress during their time at the NCS. Moreover, we know that outstanding A level results and a good University degree are no longer enough to cope with the demands of the 21st Century. This is why through our lessons and our broader curriculum, our teachers develop in our students the ability to seek out new opportunities, think creatively and successfully adapt to and conquer changing environments and challenges.
Learning at the NCS
The NCS offers an A Level curriculum in the core and facilitating subjects recommended by leading universities. We currently provide courses in Maths, Further Maths, English (Lit), Economics, Geography, History, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government & Politics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. You can find out more details about these courses along with advice on how to choose your A-Level subjects on our curriculum page.
Your A Level studies are extremely important, but there’s more to studying these at The NCS. We also offer exciting opportunities for learning beyond A Level and to prepare you for University and high-profile companies.
Introducing The NCS Super Curriculum
Our Super Curriculum has been designed to allow our students to become deep thinkers, critical enquirers and intellectual risk takers. The super curriculum comprises of our own U-Study programme, the NCS lecture series and NCS facilitated master classes.
Preparing your future career
We have our own Emerging Talents programmes to help you gain entry to careers such as Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Law, Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry. We develop your personal confidence and leadership through our various skills development programmes, and provide in-house training on entrance examinations such as the BMAT/UKCAT.
Our commitment to helping you gain the best placements, positions and futures has led to the establishment of the NCS Ambassadors.
They’ve all previously been in your position and made the most of the opportunities presented to them. They are from Newham and the surrounding area and have all been previously supported and guided by the same staff that teach and shape the learning experience at The NCS. Their successes in their studies and subsequent careers has led them to want to give back to the communities that they grew up in; providing guidance and mentoring to those young adults making the same choices they once did.
Expect real world advice from those who are successfully living their dreams; from how to handle applications and entrance interviews, to studying and living abroad, to guiding you in choices that you can make now to aid your long term career.
The latest news from The NCS
Students learn about the EU in Brussels
On the 19th and 20th November our Politics students, accompanied by Mr Ismail and Ms Evans, went to Brussels. The purpose of the trip was to visit the European Parliament- Read the full article...
The NCS makes the final at the London Bar Mock Trial
On Saturday 22nd November 2014 NCS students participated in the Bar Mock trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court where they had an opportunity to test their advocacy skills against other schools Read the full article...
UCL announces strategic partnership with Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre
UCL is delighted to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre (The NCS) in East Ham. Having opened in September 2014, the Read the full article...
NCS Open Day – for students from partner schools
Our Open Day for students from partner schools takes place on Wednesday 3rd December between 5 & 8pm. See the high quality of A-Level teaching and provision available to students Read the full article...
Oxford University’s Dr Aziz Aboobaker lectures on planaria for biology students
Dr. Aziz Aboobaker is a Cambridge graduate who has worked at many top universities including Berkeley and Nottingham. He is currently an associate professor in Genetics at the University of Read the full article...
EVENT: Tea with the Princial for non-partner school students
Tea with The Principal – for students from non-partner schools Come and meet us to discuss your interests, life goals and how we can help you reach the future you Read the full article...
Sir Win Bischoff delivers lecture at The NCS (video)
Sir Win Bischoff – former chairman of Citigroup and Lloyds Banking Group – recently visited Business and Economics students at The NCS. He delivered a lecture about his career which Read the full article...
Credit Suisse Steps to Success advice session
NCS Students interested in a career in financial services attended a workshop with Vanisha Joshi – one of our impressive NCS Ambassadors. Vanisha has studied Mathematics at Warwick University and Read the full article...
Harvard University visit The NCS
It was a privilege to welcome to the NCS Harvard University which is well known as one of the world’s leading universities. Harvard University is part of the prestigious group Read the full article...
Love London Treasure Hunt (video)
To launch our Love London initiative, The NCS sent students on a treasure hunt around the city as part of their induction. As you can see in the video at Read the full article...
The NCS Podcast & Lecture Series: #1 Stephen Timms MP (video)
Welcome to The NCS Podcast & Lecture Series. Our first speaker at The NCS was our local MP Stephen Timms. He spoke about his life as an MP, member of Read the full article...