Cardiff Academy Alumni

Testimonials from Current Students 

Studying in Cardiff Academy was my most unforgettable experience ever in my life. When I first got into there, everyone were cordial towards me and I felt like the school is formed as a unity. The average class size is small so that teachers can provide enough individual supports to every student according to their different progress towards academic prospects. Most of the teachers are even examiners of the wales exam board, students can avoid common mistakes in the exams as teachings going through.
Students work hard to achieve grades with a decent competitive environment regardless of internal or external examinations. School closes at half-past 3 every day, it provides enough flexibility for students to focus not only on their academic side but also pursue their unique interests. The student accommodations here is the best among all those in Cardiff with excellent geographical location and all are self-serviced furnished apartments with food served to rooms 3 meals a day for those international students.
Due to the COVID-19, Cardiff Academy responded earlier than everyone else, they closed the school before the announcement by the Government and they continued the course teaching remotely, via Google classroom and/or Skype, during normal lesson times while all teachers are available to students(via e-mail) for personalized support. This shows how smoothly and how Cardiff Academy treated students healthcare in the first place, getting back on track without any postponement.

Tsz Tao But (Daren)

International student from Hong Kong - Applying for Economics at UCL

“The opportunity to study at the academy has helped me to excel in my studies and achieve everything that I wanted to.
The teachers are encouraging and supportive and there is a positive learning environment.
It has set me on the right path to transition to studying at University”



Ellie Jones

Applying for Physiotherapy at Cardiff

“The warm, friendly atmosphere meant we all got on well with each other!! 
The small class sizes enabled us to get all the attention we needed
and really allowed us to develop strong relationships with the teachers”

Ridah Rahman

Applying for Medicine at Cardiff University

“The small class sizes at Cardiff Academy helped all of us cope better with the big jump from  GCSEs to
A-Levels, the support from the teachers was also very calming in very stressful situations.
This close-knit and stress free environment allowed me to focus and better my studies, and get one step closer to pursuing a career in Psychology.

The staff informing us of work experience was also very helpful.”

Connor Goddard

Applying for Psychology at Exeter

“Best part of academy was the
vast range of different extra curricular activities
such as debate club, football games, University taster sessions, end of term exams day outs such as go karting etc, as it aided me in creating good rapport with my peers and helped us make our uni applications more successful.”

Usman Khalid

Applying for Chemical Engineering at Birmingham University

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time over the two years at the academy, it has been a great experience!
The support from each of my teachers has really helped me along the way.”

Mahnoor Waseem

Applying for Optometry at Cardiff University

“Cardiff Academy has supported me for the past 2 years allowing me to reach my full potential. It is a tight-knit and friendly community of like-minded individuals who have made the past few years all the better.
The teaching is second to none and the small class sizes have provided an intimate learning environment.
I’ll always be thankful for the opportunity that has been given to me.”

Elis Wilson

Applying for Maths at Cambidge

“It has been a great experience,

I have made amazing friends.

Teachers know how to get the best
out of the students with encouragement and support, creating positive learning.”

Julia Topham

Applying for Law at Oxford University

Testimonials from Past Students 


Talent Acquisition Specialist

Louis Jones studied A Levels at Cardiff Academy and went on to study History and Philosophy and has an Mphil from the University of Cambridge.

He is currently a talent acquisition specialist at G research.


McTimoney Animal Practitioner

Amy Baxter studied A Levels at Cardiff Academy and went on to study Biomedical Science at University Liverpool.

She then went to obtain an MSc in animal manipulation from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Oxford


British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Fellow & Cardiology Speciality Registrar

Jamie Kitt studied A Levels at Cardiff Academy and went on to study Natural Sciences Cambridge University. He is currently a Speciality Registrar at Thames Valley (Oxford).


Data Scientist – Rolls Royce

Jessica Woodward studied A Levels at Cardiff Academy and went on to study Physics at Kings College London.

She also has a PhD from The University of Edinburgh in Genetics.

She is currently working at Rolls Royce as a Data Scientist.



Ben Cole studied A Levels at Cardiff Academy and went on to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University.

He is now a renowned wedding photographer.

His work can be viewed here : benmillarcole.com



Stage Director – Opera

Herald Angel Award winner Jack Furness studied A Levels at Cardiff Academy. Cardiff Academy helped Jack get admission into Cambridge University to study music, where he received a double first-class honours degree. Whilst at Cambridge, Jack founded the ambitious and innovative Shadwell Opera, of which he is the Artistic Director.


Specialist Registrar Urological Surgery

Aditya Manjunath studied A Levels at Cardiff Academy and went on to study Medicine at Cardiff University.

He is now a Consultant at Southmead Hospital, Bristol and specialises in Urological surgery.



Accountant – Data Analyst at Deloitte

Max Cliffe studied A Levels at Cardiff Academy and went on to study Accounting and Finance with Chinese at the University of Nottingham.

He spent the second year of his degree in Ningbo, China studying Mandarin and Chinese business environment.

He is currently a Data Analyst at Deloitte.


Head of Physiotherapy and Medical Services at Cricket Ireland

Mark Rausa studied A Levels at Cardiff Academy and went on to study Physiotherapy at Cardiff University. He is now the Head of Physiotherapy and Medical Services at Cricket Ireland. Mark has extensive experience working with elite athletes and has been in charge of the England Lions Science and Medicine team

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Cardiff Academy Ltd,

Harlech Court, 1st Floor,

Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FE

Company No. 3687879

Tel –  +44 (0)2920 318 318

Email – enquiries@cardiffacademy.co.uk

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