Our Results and 2020 leavers
We have a reputation as one of the best Sixth Form Colleges nationally. In 2020, 32 of our A level subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, approaching 2 out of every 3 gaining a high grade (A* to B). A level results are particularly strong in sciences and creative arts, with many outcomes at a nationally leading level. The college’s BTEC students perform in the top ten percent nationally with around 93% high grades across a wide variety of vocationally centred courses.
Our staff are experts in their field, with many bringing industry experience to the classroom through their own experience or through their links with industry and Higher Education. Around 69% of our students progress to universities across the UK, including 20% of students to prestigious Russell Group universities. In 2020 we achieved a 95% positive destination rate which means 95% of our students progressed into Higher Education, Further Education, Employment or Apprenticeships.
We are also successful in supporting applications to globally prestigious universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Standford in the USA. Equally, many of our students are expertly guided to progress on to employment or high quality apprenticeships with leading local or national industries. The college has a vibrant mix of students, coming to us from local, regional and international schools and this diverse mix creates an exciting atmosphere.
To supplement our academic programmes, our students are involved in Extended Opportunities, such as A*spire, Pre-Teaching Award, Pre-Med Programme, Police Cadets and many more that support our students progression pathway.