Kings Colleges: Oxford location factfile

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Location factfile: Kings Oxford In this factfile: College facilities Local map Key staff Courses available Sample activities Nationality statistics Student survey results Typical excursions Accommodation options


Kings Oxford Choose Kings Oxford 1 World-famous academic city 2 Live and learn in the heart of Oxford 3 Largest IELTS test centre outside of London

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People you’ll meet Adam Potterton Director of Studies Academic

John Gale Principal

Coach station 20 minute taxi 25 minute bus Train station 15 minute taxi 30 minute bus Carfax Tower Bus stop

Paul Steele Director of Students/ Examinations Officer/ Academic Timetabler

Kings Oxford St. Michaels Campus Radcliffe Camera


Magdalen Bridge






Anastasia Moiskai Senior Welfare Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead




Art campus

Charlie Englebertson Head of Boarding

Wavy Gate Student Residence









Medical Centre



Kings Oxford St. Josephs Campus



Fitness Centre

Original Swan Shopping Centre Bus stop (1, 5, 10, 12, U5) Supermarket 1 minute walk


Welcome to Kings Oxford St. Josephs Campus

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Just 20 minutes by bus from the city centre, St. Josephs provides a large, self-contained college environment that includes a large cafeteria. It is where the majority of academic programmes are taught.

College address and contact number Kings Oxford St. Josephs Campus Temple Road Oxford, OX4 2UJ T +44 (0)1865 711829 Emergency Number: +44 (0)7887 847018

St. Josephs is based in Cowley, a popular residential area, a short bus ride from the centre of the city

College facilities Well-equipped classrooms, most with interactive whiteboards Computer Learning Centre Self-access Study Centre Large cafeteria Wireless internet access Science labs Watch the Kings Oxford video Visit or follow this QR code

St Josephs offers a modern campus feel


Fully equipped science labs

On-site cafeteria offers freshly prepared meals every day

Interactive whiteboards are used by teachers to enrich lessons

Courses at Kings Oxford

One year GCSE

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UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

International High School Programme

Entry from: Aged 16, IELTS 5.0* Starts: September

Entry from: Aged 15, IELTS* 4.5* or Junior English Test Starts: September and January


Art Foundation

English Preparation

Entry from: Aged 16, IELTS 5.5* Starts: September or January

Entry from: Aged 16, IELTS 5.0* Starts: January

Entry from: Aged 15, IELTS 3.5 – 5.0* Starts: January, April, July and September

Extended A-level

Extended Art Foundation

Medical Summer Programme

Entry from: Aged 15, IELTS 4.0* Starts: September, January, April, June

Entry from: Aged 16, IELTS 4.0* Starts: September, January and April

Entry from: Aged 14 – 17, IELTS 3.5 – 5.0* Starts: 9 – 20 July

Advanced Level Foundation

Fast-Track Art and Design Foundation Pathway

IELTS Preparation

3 term GCSE: Entry from: Aged 15, IELTS 5.0* Starts: September

Entry from: Aged 17, IELTS 5.5* Starts: September or January

Entry from: Aged 16, IELTS 5.5* Starts: September

Extended Foundation

Entry from: Aged 16, IELTS 4.0* Starts: Various, see factsheet Intensive IELTS

Entry from: Aged 16, IELTS 4.0*

Academic Study Programme

Entry from: Aged 16, IELTS 4.0*

Starts: September, January, April, June

Entry from: Aged 17, IELTS 4.5* Starts: September, January

Starts: Various, see factsheet

Science and Engineering Foundation Entry from: Aged 17, IELTS 5.0* Starts: September, January

* Or equivalent

Super-Intensive IELTS Medical Foundation Entry from: Aged 17, IELTS 6.5* Starts: September, January

Entry from: Aged 16, IELTS 4.0* Starts: Various, see factsheet

University of Bristol Pathway Entry from: Aged 17, IELTS 5.5* Starts: September, January

For information on all courses, visit our website

College life and community Sample Social activities

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Nationality statistics

Ice skating

Sample enrichment BMW factory tour

Live music Tenpin bowling Swimming Punting

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Innovation and Skills

The BMW Factory tour is popular with our students as it allows them to see how MINIs are made in the Oxford-based plant. The guided tour focuses on the vast assembly hall and the processes that take place within it.

Go-karting Indoor and outdoor football Sample Clubs and Societies Student Council Chess Club Photography Society Football Kings Enterprise

Google science fair  C hina 7%  E astern Europe, Turkey and CIS 12%  L atin America & Brazil 12%  M iddle East, North Africa and Iran 6%  N orth Asia 1%  S outh East Asia 27%

Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old, which Kings students have participated in recent years.

 S outh Europe 20%  W estern Europe 15% (UK 10%) Nationality Statistics 2020 – 2021

Bletchley Park Victoria and Albert Museum Houses of Parliament 3-day Oxford art residential at Wytham Woods

Sample activities calendar (click image or follow QR in bottom right corner to view current activities calendar)

Art studio in the heart of Oxford

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Facilities and resources Central location Suite of computers with Adobe Creative Suite Reference library Photography equipment Wireless internet access

Watch Kings Art & Design video Visit art-design-video or follow this QR code

Well-lit and fully equipped art studio

Oxford contains examples of every major architectural style in England

Photography equipment and lighting in the studio

Ceramic workshop

Out and about in Oxford

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Central Oxford Restaurants/cafes/bars Cinema/theatre Main shopping area Supermarkets Museums University colleges

Beautiful buildings in Oxford

Central Oxford is full of historic sights

Area surrounding St. Josephs Restaurants/cafes Shops Leisure centres Supermarkets Distances to important landmarks Train station

10 min walk (St. Michaels) 30 min bus (St. Josephs)

Coach station

2 min walk (St. Michaels) 25 min bus (St. Josephs)

High Street

1 min walk (St. Michaels) 15 min bus (St. Josephs)

City Centre University Colleges (e.g. Trinity College)

Within 5 min walk (St. Michaels) 15 – 20 min bus (St. Josephs)

Ashmolean Museum

5 min walk (St. Michaels) 20 min bus (St. Josephs)


1.5 hr coach 1 hr train

Typical excursions London Bath

Oxford’s architecture is famous around the world

The Ashmolean Museum is one of the many local attractions for Kings Oxford students to explore

Oxford is a beautiful city with endless opportunities for recreation

Oxford is famous for its cycling culture, students can hire bikes to explore

Having a go at punting on the river is a must for any of our Oxford students!

Stonehenge Winchester Cheltenham Warwick Castle Stratford-upon-Avon Bicester Village Designer Outlet University college tours

Oxford has many beautiful green spaces


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Student Residences


Wavy Gate is our year-round purpose-built premium residence featuring spacious, single, en suite bedrooms in a contemporary building. There are on-site kitchen and laundry facilities, plus full time live-in accommodation staff. A limited number of individual private “studio” apartments are also available. Wavy Gate is located in the vibrant student area of Cowley and is 15 minutes on foot (or

Homestay is a great way to experience multi-cultural Britain and feel part of UK home life. We have a range of homestay hosts in Oxford (retired people, professional couples, single parents and families) who would all like to welcome you into their home. As a new member of the home you will take part in the normal routine of life. You will probably meet other members of the household, as

less than ten minutes by bicycle) from St. Josephs Campus, and 25 minutes on foot from St. Michaels Campus — and from the city centre.

well as friends and neighbours. This will be a good chance to practise your English. Every homestay is carefully inspected by our accommodation team and checked on a regular basis to ensure they exceed the minimum requirements of our students.

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