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
An (Ofsted) Inspector Calls!
Lead Ofsted Inspector judges NCS to be ‘Outstanding’ in all categories! Download the full special edition of our newsletter Rationale: The NCS opened in September 2014. We have been delighted Read the full article...
Year 12 Geography Fieldtrip to Dorset & Bournemouth
Blue skies, great learning and great laughs would have to be the best summary of the 3 days we spent in Dorset and Bournemouth last week. The students were conducting Read the full article...
UCL and NCS MedTech Competition
One of the key advantages of being in a strategic partnership with one of the best universities in the world is the number of exclusive opportunities that our students receive. Read the full article...
David Lammy MP Addresses NCS Students (video)
On Monday 26th January David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, addressed students studying Politics, History and Economics at The NCS. He spoke of his career which started in Law and then Read the full article...
NCS Students attend Career Insight Day at Deloitte
NCS students recently attended an insight day and careers workshop at Deloitte. The team who hosted our students have sent us a write up on the event and our outstanding Read the full article...
Applying to the NCS – Top Tips!
It’s important to remember that applying to any Sixth Form is a competitive process and even more so when you apply to the NCS. Following the advice and guidance below Read the full article...
Introducing the NCS Lectures Podcast
The NCS is privileged to be able to welcome high profile guest speakers from the world of academia and industry to share their knowledge and experiences with NCS students. Our Read the full article...
The NCS Delivers a Successful First Term for Students
Since we opened in September 2014 we have successfully delivered outstanding learning and teaching as well as providing unparalleled opportunities for our students to extend their knowledge and understanding beyond A-Level and Read the full article...
Barclays give careers advice at The NCS
On the 2nd December it was our pleasure to welcome Zayd, who is the Assistant Vice President of Investor Relations at Barclays, to the NCS for a careers session on Read the full article...
Natalie Bennett speaks to NCS politics students (video)
On Friday 21st November The NCS welcomed Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party. During her visit she spoke to our Politics students about her career path, the party she Read the full article...
Barclays Soft Skills Development Workshop – CVs and Cover Letters
On the 20th November the NCS hosted the second soft skills workshop on CVs and Cover Letters to a group of 30 students. We were privileged to welcome a team Read the full article...
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...