2013 Student Success

One students achieved excellent and outstanding results in August 2013

A Level

380 students sat A-level exams. 78% of students achieved A* –C - this is a 6% increase on the results last year and ahead of the National Benchmarks, with achievement at A*- E at 98% and at A*- A 20% against the National Benchmark of 26%.

AS Level

470 students sat AS Level examinations. 67% achieved at A-C - this is a 9% increase on the results last year and 9% ahead of the National Benchmarks with achievement at A-E at 95%.

Level 3 National Diplomas

164 students studied Level three National Diplomas. 91% students achieved at Distinction and Merit.

Our overall pass rate was in excess of 98% and the pass rate of students gaining A to C results was 78% exceeding the national average.

Our high quality teaching and learning has been recognised by Ofsted

We received our first Ofsted inspection in May 2012. The Ofsted inspection report recognised the high quality of teaching and learning here and the good and in some cases excellent achievement of all our students, irrespective of their needs and abilities.

Overall we were graded as 2 which equals “good” for all the categories of; Achievement of pupils, Quality of teaching, Behaviour and safety of pupils and Leadership and management we were also graded as “2.”

We received a superb A Level Performance Systems (ALPS) report

Our A Level courses received an ALPS ranking of Outstanding graded 2 (of 9) and our L3 Vocational courses received an ALPS ranking of Outstanding graded 2 (of 9) which puts us in the top 10% nationally.

The reports are designed to give institutions analysis on how they have performed against national benchmarks, at student, subject and overall level. Over 1,200 schools and colleges are using ALPS nationally as it helps teachers and students to understand how they should be performing within the curriculum.

Celebrating Student Success

Results Day August 2013

Beth Oakley has gained a place at Robinson College in Cambridge. She will be studying psychological and behavioural sciences. She said, “I’m incredibly happy. It’s quite surreal, but ultimately it’s all good.”

Larissa West is off to the USA to study early children’s education alongside visual and performing arts in Massachusetts. She said, “I’m thrilled. I’ve always wanted to live in America since I was younger. It’s always been a dream and it won’t be long until I’ll be living that dream.”

Laura Wilding has started a job at the grain manufacturer called Nidera. She said, “It’s not that I didn’t want to go to University. It’s more that I wanted to start employment as soon as possible. I’m delighted with my results and my new job.”