A level results day 2017

Congratulations to all Sixth Form College students picking up results today. Yet again, our colleges have achieved outstanding grades. Please ensure you follow us on Twitter @SFCA_info to keep up-to-date with the latest results from our colleges.

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Commenting on today’s A level results, Bill Watkin, SFCA Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association said:

"This has been another extraordinarily successful year for Sixth Form Colleges. The A level and Applied A level results show clearly that students who attend a Sixth Form College have an excellent chance of getting the best grades they can, and of getting into the university of their choice. This is the first year for the new A level examinations, with their new content and new format in many subjects, and teachers and students in colleges have succeeded, through a relentless focus on high standards, targeted support and specialist expertise, in achieving outstanding outcomes.

"Colleges are able to offer a broad curriculum, with many more subjects on offer than might be found in a typical sixth form environment, and it is encouraging to note the number of students gaining a wide range and blend of qualifications that will support them as they go on to University and then the workplace.

"However, Sixth Form Colleges will not now rest on their laurels. Government funding levels for sixth formers are so low – considerably lower than for younger pupils and university students – that colleges and schools face a struggle to maintain the wide range of opportunities and experiences, everything from enrichment and sports programmes, community services, pastoral care, careers guidance and UCAS advice to mental health support, that are so important to a good sixth form education.

"Sixth Form Colleges have done remarkably well to take on board all the recent changes to A level and Applied A level specifications and examinations, and to deliver once more the fantastic results that we have become used to from them. Because they can focus exclusively on teaching sixth formers, and because they have large numbers of students, they are able to lead the way in supporting young people to get the best results they can and reach the destinations they want.”

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GCE Report

Loreto Sixth Form College deliver another year of excellent results

Loreto Sixth Form College students and staff have delivered another year of excellent exam results:

  • 9.2% A* grades
  • 30% grades at A*- A
  • 61% grades at A*-B
  • 85% grades at A*-C
  • a superb pass rate of 99.2%

Thousands of Loreto students are celebrating spectacular exam success, despite the increased academic challenge of the new linear A Levels.

Loreto students of 2017 continue in the college’s tradition of academic excellence, with exceptional performance at High Grades.

Loreto Sixth Form College are delighted with the 443 A*-A grades awarded to students who took Science and Maths A levels.

Results are going from strength to strength at Loreto as the college is also celebrating similar achievements in Social Sciences, Languages and Arts.

Principal Ann Clynch said: “Our results are a testimony to the hard work of students and staff.  Every college Principal was awaiting the summer results this year with, if possible, even more anxiety than usual given the changes to the A level specifications. Loreto students and staff have responded to these changes as they always do: with hard work, commitment and passion. I am very proud of the achievements of our students and staff. We are delighted for our students, and wish the graduates of 2017 the very best in their next steps in Higher Education, training or employment.” 


2017 - Another exceptional year for Joseph Chamberlain College
It has been another fantastic year of results for Joseph Chamberlain College and its students, with a 99% A-level pass-rate for the fourth year running and over half of all A-level grades an A or B grade.

Tony Day, Deputy Principal at the College said: “Once again, the exam results achieved by our students are outstanding. Each year, our students make us very proud and, this year, they have once again achieved record results. The extremely high pass rates and the number of A and B grades at A-level, in the first year of the much more challenging linear A-levels, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all staff and students at Joseph Chamberlain College. It is always such a pleasure to see so many students progressing to their first choice university courses and this year it has been better than ever.”

Top achievers at A-level this year included Neelam Ahmed who achieved a very impressive two A*’s and an A in Business Studies, Maths and Further Maths and is now going on to read Mathematics with Business Management at the University of Birmingham.

Ifra Abdullah also achieved two A*’s and an A in Maths, Chemistry and Biology and is taking Medicine next year at the University of Birmingham. Ifra will be joined by Summon Mir and Sidrah Mehrban who will also be studying medicine at the University of Birmingham.

Robert Speers who studied English Literature, History and Government & Politics, achieved two A*’s and an A and is going on to read History at the University of York. Also achieving exceptionally highly was Lina Dohia who has gained a place at Newnham College, University of Cambridge to study Human, Social and Political Sciences.

Our first year AS-level students also achieved the highest exam results the College has ever seen and our students studying vocational courses have done tremendously well, with the vast majority achieving the highest distinction grades and also progressing to their first choice university courses.


Newham Sixth Form College

Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) celebrates increase in pass rates and top grades

Students and staff at NewVIc are celebrating another year of improvement in A-level pass rates and top grades in the college’s 25 year anniversary.

The college’s A-level pass rate is up 1% on last year at 98%, and is the best ever pass rate for the College. The proportion of candidates achieving the highest possible A* grade is also up and 10% of all entries achieved A or A* grades with 14 of these in Maths, 12 in Sociology, 10 in Psychology, 9 in Chemistry and 7 in Biology. Students in 22 A-level subjects achieved 100% pass rates. 

NewVIc’s advanced vocational students have also excelled this year with an overall pass rate also at 98%. 75 students (18% of candidates) achieved a triple starred distinction (D*D*D*) which is the highest possible grade in the level 3 extended diploma. Half of all Extended Diploma candidates achieved at least a triple Distinction, equivalent to 3 A’s at A-level. A stunning 94% of Computer Science students and 82% of Mechanical Engineering students achieved at least a Triple Distinction. Most of NewVIc’s vocational students will progress to university, in many cases on to some of the most highly-rated specialist degree courses. 

NewVIc’s advanced vocational students have also excelled this year with an overall pass rate also at 98%. 75 students (18% of candidates) achieved a triple starred distinction (D*D*D*) which is the highest possible grade in the level 3 extended diploma. Half of all Extended Diploma candidates achieved at least a triple Distinction, equivalent to 3 A’s at A-level. A stunning 94% of Computer Science students and 82% of Mechanical Engineering students achieved at least a Triple Distinction. Most of NewVIc’s vocational students will progress to university, in many cases on to some of the most highly-rated specialist degree courses. 

Cadbury Sixth Form College celebrates outstanding A Level Results
  • A high pass rate at A Level, with a 4% increase in the top grades
  • Art courses (graphics, fine art, photography and textiles) continue to achieve high grades, particularly graphic communication at 94%
  • 100% pass rate in government & politics, with over half the cohort receiving high grades
  • 100% pass rate in law, with 40% of the cohort achieving A-B grades
  • 100% pass rate  in French, with a third of students achieving A-B grades
  • 100% pass rate in the majority of courses
  • 100% pass rate in economics with half the cohort achieving A-B grades
  • In mathematics nearly half the cohort have received high grades
  • Physics A Level had a high pass rate with a 7% increase in A-B grades

Principal Jeremy Rogers offered his warmest congratulations to all students on their success.

He said: “We are delighted with another set of excellent results which again demonstrate, not only the hard work and effort of our students, but also the commitment of our staff in preparing and supporting them so they can achieve their full potential.

“Our aim is to provide truly innovative teaching within a caring learning environment, combining both academic and vocational courses in order to meet the needs of each student and offer them the best pathway to success.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the families and carers of our students for their part in helping every student achieve their great results today. These are a just reward for the tremendous work by everyone and we wish all of our students the very best for their future.”


The Sixth Form College, Solihull celebrates outstanding A level results        

The Sixth Form College, Solihull – part of the Ninestiles Academy Trust – is celebrating the success of an impressive nine students who have secured places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge this year.

A total of 941 applications to university were made from the College this year – the most we have had since 2011. Nine students secured offers from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and all nine have secured their places thanks to outstanding examination results. Six students have places at Oxford, while three are planning to start their studies at Cambridge this autumn.

College Principal Martin Sullivan added, “I’m delighted that the hard work and determination of these seven students has been rewarded. They put themselves through a gruelling process in making an Oxbridge application, but it has been worthwhile and they can look forward to very bright futures by progressing such world renowned universities. As a college, we pride ourselves on preparing these students for the challenge of an Oxbridge application, with extra support offered in the form of practice interviews and tutoring for entrance exams. This year has been our best ever haul of successful Oxbridge students, which must mean the support we have offered has been successful.”


Outstanding A Level and BTEC Results including a record pass rate for Paston Sixth Form College students

Students at Paston Sixth Form College achieved impressive A Level and BTEC results when they were published on Thursday 17th August 2017 improving yet again on the previous year.

Paston’s A Level pass rate improved from 98.4% to 99.3% with 80% achieving A*-C grades up 2% on the previous year and 52.8% achieving top A*-B top grades. At BTEC, students achieved 100% pass rates, with 63% gaining top grades.

Paston were particularly pleased that 24 out of 28 A Level subjects had a 100% pass rate and 20 A Level subjects had over 50% of students achieving top A*-B grades.

Kevin Grieve, Principal, said “I am extremely proud of our wonderful students who achieved the challenge we set them to improve on last year’s results. Our 2017 results are outstanding and I am very proud of all the students and staff at the College.”

"The results clearly reflect our recent Ofsted inspection report and what inspectors witnessed at our amazing College."

“These outstanding results reflect our encouragement of students to work hard, have high aspirations and develop the skills to be extremely successful.  Universities throughout the Country will be receiving talented young graduates from Paston this autumn. We have also had a record number of students gaining a place at Oxbridge.


Another year at Franklin College sees an exceptional set of results

Franklin College students are celebrating outstanding successes in today’s A Level and BTEC results, marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievements for students at the college, with an overall pass rate of over 99%.                                                            

In the areas most established sixth form college, students have taken examinations and completed courses in the widest range of subjects and have performed exceptionally.   Forty courses this year achieved a pass rate of 100% which a remarkable achievement and 60% of students achieved a Distinction or Distinction* in their BTEC courses.

Speaking of the successes, Principal Trevor Wray said “I know that all staff and Governors at Franklin College will join me in saying how immensely proud we are of the achievements of all of our students as they now prepare for the next exciting chapter of their lives whether that be university, an apprenticeship or into employment.  We would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved in enabling our students to achieve their potential”.

Trevor added “Progression at Franklin College is outstanding.  This year the majority of students gained a place at their first choice university including some of the most prestigious institutions and on some of the most demanding courses.  In addition, our extensive links with local and national employers have enabled many students to secure places on some very prestigious Higher Apprenticeships and progress straight into exceptional employment opportunities. 

“I am so pleased for all the staff and students that once again Franklin College is celebrating a great set of results”.


St Brendan’s Sixth Form College cracks new linear learning!

This year, the St Brendan’s A-level pass rate across the whole cohort is 97%, with the 141 students on the College’s Advanced Graduate Programme achieving an impressive 99.1% pass rate. St Brendan’s provides students with a huge choice of 47 different A-level courses, and this year 23 of those subjects are boasting a 100% pass rate.

The College has embraced Government directive and has moved many of its A-levels to the new, more rigorous linear format. 13 of the College’s A-levels have so far made the change from the traditional to the new linear format. With no past papers to aid in teaching and previous experience to reference, College staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the transition has been smooth for their students; and the outcome has been a fantastic set of linear results!  All 13 linear subjects performed well and more than half of the A-level students taking Chemistry, Computer Science, Sociology and Textiles gained A*-B grades.

St Brendan’s Principal Michael Jaffrain commented on how the College dealt with the transition to linear A-levels “I am thrilled with how our teachers and students have handled the dramatic change to the more rigorous linear style. Our results are outstanding and highlight the brilliant quality in teaching at St Brendan’s. Here at the College we have subject experts teaching our students and their hard work and dedication has transpired in our first set of linear results. Our quality teaching has not only prepared our students well for their future, but has also demonstrated how we as a College are well prepared for our future as the biggest linear A-level provider in the city.” 

The College’s success wasn’t just in linear A-level’s however; St Brendan’s ensured teaching on the traditional A2 courses was as strong as ever, with 14 A2 subjects achieving 100% pass rates.

An impressive number of the 17-18 year olds have excelled in all of their respective subjects and 22 of them are toasting the fact that they have been awarded A*s or A grades for three or more of their A-level subjects.

This year, a large number of St Brendan’s students are off to top Russell Group Universities. Ana Marchant is one of the St Brendan’s students who will become Oxford Undergraduates this year. Ana will be studying English Language and Literature after receiving her fantastic results today of 3 As and an A*. Joining Ana at Oxford is Mohammad Kordzanganeh, who will be studying Physics at the highly prestigious university this year after joining the College as an international student from Iran. 


A TRULY OUTSTANDING YEAR AT ST JOHN RIGBY COLLEGE                                         

The St John Rigby College class of 2017 students have achieved superb results with:

  • A pass rate of almost 100% for the fifth year running
  • Over half of the grades achieved being high grades (A*-B or equivalent)
  • 17% increase in high grades at St John Rigby College over the past 5 years

The pass rate for Advanced Level courses has once again exceeded 99% and for the third consecutive year the high grade passes have exceeded 50%.  These grades give further cause for celebration in what has been the most successful year in the College’s history.  These results are the culmination of an academic year in which St John Rigby College:

  • was judged outstanding in every respect by Ofsted inspectors (and remains one of only three sixth form colleges in the country to have achieved this under the latest inspection criteria, introduced in 2015)
  • became the eighth highest performing sixth form college in the country for A level progress and the second highest in Greater Manchester behind Rochdale SFC (recognised by the Department for Education performance tables)
  • received the ‘Educate Award’ for the North of England’s ‘Sixth Form College of the Year 2017’.

Such excellent results and impressive external accolades are all the more significant when recognised within the College’s approach to raising aspirations of all students.  This includes students who would not be afforded the opportunity to study A levels at some other colleges but applies equally to highly qualified students, including those who will be progressing to prestigious universities, which this year will include both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. 

The Principal, Peter McGhee said: 

“At St John Rigby College we work tirelessly to ensure our students become the best that they can possibly be.  This hard work and dedication has culminated in another day of celebration for our students, their families and our staff.  These are exceptional results from a remarkable group of young people who have worked extremely hard and have been well supported in order to achieve their potential."


Richard Huish College celebrate success on A Level results day

Richard Huish College students will be celebrating today after an incredibly successful year of A Level and vocational results. The Class of 2017 achieved an A*to B pass rate of 54%, and an A*to C pass rate of 78%. The overall A Level pass rate is again an outstanding 99%.

Huish students did extremely well with 69 students gaining three or more A/A*grades, and 22 of these gaining 2 or more A* grades.  The highest achiever gained 4 A Level results comprising of 4 A* grades. A further two students also achieved 4 A Level grades comprising of 3 A*s and an A grade with a further seven students achieving 3 A* grades.

Once again the Richard Huish College Class of 2017 has managed to significantly surpass national averages at A Level and equivalent qualifications.  College Principal, John Abbott said: “This is the tenth consecutive year that we have achieved above 54% A*- B grades. Our A*- C grades were 78%, and we achieved 99% pass rate overall at A Level and 100% at vocational. As one of the country’s highest performing sixth form colleges, and the best in the South West as recently reported by the Department for Education, these results show that we are the best place to study locally in the face of more rigorous A Levels. Of course, our students’ achievements begin with the efforts of our partner schools and are consolidated by the commitment, work and expertise of college staff.” 


St David’s Catholic College celebrate excellent A-level results 
Building on the success of last year,  has delivered yet another rise in A level results for its students. There was a 4% increase in A* to A grades, a 4% increase at A* to B and 7% increase from A* to C. 

Three students have met their Oxbridge offers: Bethan James, Christy Nganjim, Anna Wright.

In the college’s Honours Programme for gifted and talented students, an impressive 66% of students achieved an A* to A grade and 89% achieved A* to B.

A Word from the Principal, Mark Leighfield :

"We are exceptionally proud of all that our students have achieved this year, and that results have once again improved.

We are confident that with these results and the many other skills that they have developed during their time at St David's, they are well prepared to face the challenges and opportunities of the future.

This year's success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the students, teaching staff and support team at the College.

We look forward to welcoming our next cohort of students in September, and are already working hard to ensure the continuing success of all our students."


Bilborough College students celebrate impressive A-level results 

Students from Bilborough College achieved an impressive 99 per cent pass rate in this year’s A-Level results along with an increase in the proportion of A*-B grades.

A total of 52 per cent of grades were A*- B, a rise of two per cent from last year, and over 23% of students on an A Level study programme gained grades AAB or better. The overall pass rate has now exceeded 98 per cent for the 13th consecutive year. A total of 671 students took A-Levels, including those taking two A-levels alongside a BTEC Diploma. A total of 623 students took three or more A-levels and 74 (or 12 per cent) of these gained three or more A and A* grades.

Chris Bradford, Principal at Bilborough College, congratulated students on their results.

He said: “Along with the rest of the staff team here at Bilborough I’m delighted that once again so many of our students have performed so well. This has to be one of the most important days of the year for us all - students, parents and staff alike. When everyone has worked so hard it’s great to see that effort and dedication rewarded with excellent results. Of course, as well a chance to offer congratulations today is also about confirming students’ next steps. We’re wishing all of them well for their exciting futures and offering expert advice to anyone who might want to change their plans either because they’ve done slightly better than they anticipated or in some cases not quite achieved their target grades.”


Leyton Sixth Form College celebrates excellent A-level results


Leyton Sixth Form College is celebrating an excellent set of examination results once again this year with an outstanding pass rate of 99%, over half of students achieving top A*, A and B grades or the vocational equivalent and an increase of 22% in those gaining the very highest grades. These achievements are particularly impressive given the significant changes to the A Level system with this year’s cohort sitting the new, untested exams for the first time.

Principal Gill Burbridge said: “We are absolutely delighted with our results and I would like to congratulate all of our students and staff for their hard work and determination. Maintaining last year’s A Level and Level 3 BTEC pass rate, which was the best of any London college, and seeing more students accessing the top grades is particularly positive given the increase in challenge in many of the courses following changes to the way they are assessed. These changes have placed more pressure on students being able to perform well under exam conditions at the end of two years of study. We are therefore delighted that so many of our students achieved the success they deserve. We have a high number of students progressing to study at top universities, art and drama schools and conservatoires as well as securing competitive apprenticeships and employment. We are proud that the College continues to help students of all educational backgrounds reach their potential and we celebrate each and every individual performance.

Gill continued: “Teachers at Leyton Sixth Form College are subject specialists and experts in their vocational field or academic discipline. Our students benefit from excellent teaching in state of the art facilities.  We have high expectations and ambition for those that study here and we are committed to providing the highest level of education possible in a caring and supportive learning community.”

Such is the College’s long-term record of achievement that applications for the 2017/18 academic year are at a record high and places are limited as a result.


 City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College celebrate outstanding results!
Proud to announce an excellent set of A Level Results, yet again –maintaining achievement for our students in majority of areas
  • 794 A Level entries with a 97% pass rate
  • 34.5% of entries at A Level achieved the highest grades of A*‐B
  • 417 A* (or equivalent) grades achieved this year
  • 60% of A Level subjects achieving 100% pass rate
  • 100% pass rates in Modern Foreign and Community Languages and Business and Finance related subjects
  • Outstanding performance in A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics with a significant percentage of students achieving high grades across these subjects
  • Continuing success in Social Sciences and Art & Design ‐ over 50% of entries gaining high grades
  • Best ever BTEC results across a wide range of courses – 72% achieved high grades and an outstanding 45% awarded the highest possible grades of Distinction*
  • Top class results across all BTECs continues ‐ 914 BTEC entries at a 98% pass rate with close to 72% (three quarters) of students obtaining a Distinction or above (21% improvement over the last three years)
  • 400 BTEC Students achieved the highest possible grade at BTEC (single, double or triple Distinction*) – continued improvement from 2015
  • Over a half of vocational courses achieved 75% or more higher grades (Distinction or above) – an improvement from 2016
  • Constant outstanding performance in Health & Social Care – Over 78% achieving the highest grades of Distinction*/Distinction

College Principal, Mark Kent offered his warmest congratulations to all students on their success.

He commented: “We are delighted with another set of excellent results. In a changing national climate for the education sector, I’m proud of the hard work and dedication of our students and staff who have met the challenge head on.

“These results reflect the College’s commitment to success and progress. This year 99.5% of students progressing into positive destinations next year with 72% of them planning to progress onto university.

“Our aim is to support every student; once again our students demonstrate that hard work, effort and commitment pay off. We are really proud of the hard work students, staff, former schools and families have committed to achieve so well and set them up for their future success.

“It is pleasing to see that the College has maintained our excellent performance in 56 academic and vocational courses. We take pride in providing all of our students with the care and support that each one needs to develop as a person. We recognise that each student is an individual and our aim is to offer a pathway to success that best meets their needs, be it an academic or vocational course or a mix of the two.

“I would also like to acknowledge the work and commitment of all the staff at the College, who have played a significant part in helping to prepare and support students in order that they achieve their full potential”.


East Norfolk Sixth Form College are celebrate another brilliant set of A level results

Students at East Norfolk Sixth Form College are celebrating another brilliant set of A level results with an overall pass rate of 99% and 75% of students receiving A*- C grades.

Although A levels are getting tougher, students have performed even higher than last year.  This is an outstanding achievement and reaffirms the findings of EN’s recent Ofsted inspection. Inspectors highlighted the high standards of teaching, learning and assessment at the College and recognised the broad curriculum that is responsive to local needs, regional priorities and the ambitions of students.

23 subjects achieved a 100% pass rate that highlights just how well students achieve at A level under the guidance of the college’s fantastic teachers. Science and mathematics remain particularly strong, with 70% of students achieving A* or A grades in Further Maths and 1 in 3 of Biology students obtaining A*/A grades. In fact, the number of top grades across all science subjects has increased this year.

East Norfolk Sixth Form College Principal, Dr Catherine Richards, said: “I am absolutely thrilled. Our students have once again achieved some fantastic results, which is recognition for their hard work and the dedication of our highly skilled staff.

“Five students have been offered places at Cambridge and Oxford to study subjects ranging from Geography, Natural Sciences to Modern Foreign Languages. Some will be leaving EN to study Medicine, Veterinary Science and attending prestigious Russell Group universities.  Many others are leaving us to gain employment and apprenticeships having achieved impressive grades. I am very proud indeed and would like to congratulate all our students and staff.”

“All of our students are encouraged from the moment they start with us to see themselves as achieving at the highest level, including going onto the most competitive universities. We do expect a lot from our students because our teachers stretch and challenge them to achieve the very best results. We are proud of all our students, especially those who have worked really hard to achieve results above their forecast grades.”

Last year, the College introduced a Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art, which enables students to stay on for an additional year and hone their particular skills before pursuing their place at university or a career. The subject achieved 100% pass rate in its first set of results with many students achieving Merit or Distinction.

Dr Richards added: “This year’s results are the icing on the cake of a very positive period for the College. We had our excellent Ofsted inspection at the end of 2016. This was followed by the announcement by the Educational Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) that EN is a strong college for quality and finances, and can therefore remain independent of any mergers or pursue academisation. We are now looking forward to the next exciting phase in the College’s future with academy status which will further strengthen EN’s performance for the benefit of future generations of students and our wider community.”


Wilberforce College celebrate best ever results! 

For the fourth year running, Wilberforce Sixth Form College is celebrating the best exam results achieved by its students since the College opened.  Advanced level achievement stands at an outstanding 98.9%.  23 A level courses secured a 100% pass rate as did 55 of our 60 courses.

College Principal David Cooper says ‘This outstanding student achievement demonstrates the qualities of the young people in this region.  This was the first year of the reformed A Levels, and we have heard much of the challenges these posed for the young people and those that support them.  These results show that our students and staff have met those challenges head-on.  They are a testament both to the mature academic prowess of our students, and to their qualities of resilience and determination.

The story these results tell is of intellectually gifted young people with the sheer application to turn that ability into life changing qualifications.  I’m proud and humbled by their achievement, but also delighted for their parents who’ve supported them throughout and the staff who’ve worked tirelessly to make these achievements a reality.

He adds ‘As the city and region enter upon a new phase of economic and cultural growth, our young people have shown that they have the intellectual gifts and creativity to meet that challenge.  I’m confident that our future is safe in their hands.’

Amongst the many successes at the East Hull College is Ashleigh Dixon who, with three A* grades, is going on to study Psychology at the University of Hull.  Alexander Christie has achieved an excellent three grade A’s and is going on to study Mathematics at the University of Leeds. Megan Webster gained A*, A  and B in Biology, Maths and Chemistry and this is opening the door for her to study a Zoology BSc at the University of Leeds. Emily Stonham’s achievements in Biology, Chemistry and Maths are taking her to Hull York Medical School to study to become a doctor. Chanelle Windas achieved A’s in Fine Art and Photography plus Distinction* in BTEC Health and Social Care .With plans to become an Art Psychologist Chanelle is going onto a Foundation Degree in Art at Hull College. Emily Medcalf gained triple D* in her BTEC Extended Diploma Health & Social Care and is going onto studying Education with Special Needs at Hull University. She will also be working as a part-time Classroom Assistant at Tweendykes Community Special School. Ellie Mann’s triple Distinction* in Engineering has secured a degree apprenticeship for her at B.P. combining her higher education with employment.

David Cooper finally comments ‘Wilberforce Sixth Form College is entering its 30th year since its foundation in 1988.  Wilberforce graduates now play leading roles in medicine, science, engineering, law, and the arts, as well as education, both as teachers and leading academics. The results gained today are life changing for many of our students, opening up routes to leading universities and top professions’.  


Winstanley College celebrates outstanding A-level results! 

The majority of students secured a place at their first choice university, many of them at Russell Group universities, including 16 students who will be going on to Oxford and Cambridge Universities; 9 to Oxford and 5 to Cambridge.

An impressive 26 students are also going on to medicine, dentistry and veterinary degrees and Louise Tipping, Winstanley College’s Principal, which was voted ‘Sixth form College of 2017’ by the TES said: “It has been another very successful year for results and we are really proud of all our students and their exceptional achievements. “Dedicated staff have worked tirelessly to support these hard-working students and it’s great that all that combined effort has paid off!”

Esher College celebrates outstanding A-level results 

Esher College is pleased to report a 99.6% pass rate at A level (84.9% A* - C grades). All of the College´s results were above national benchmarks. The proportion of students achieving the highest grades is particularly impressive. Students studying BTEC courses also achieved excellent results.

An impressive 108 students achieved three or more A Levels at A* or A grade, including 15 students who achieved 3 or 4 A* grades; a remarkable achievement.  The College is also extremely proud to report that a total of 235 A* grades were awarded at A Level. A full breakdown of results will be available on the Esher College website shortly.

Dan Dean, the College Principal, said, “I am absolutely delighted for our students and their teachers on Esher College’s exceptional 2017 examination results.  This year’s A Level achievements not only exceed the national pass and high grade rate, but they are also Esher College’s best ever outcomes in both of these categories.  The data is based on 2126 entries and is even more pleasing as 13 reformed A level subjects were being assessed for the first time.  We are equally delighted by the performance of our BTEC students who have also achieved outstanding outcomes.  We wish all our students success as they move on to the next stage of their educational career or to employment.”


Priestley College celebrates top A-level results

The Class of 2017 achieved a 100% pass rate in 37 subjects with every Graphic Design student achieving an A* to C grade.

Other subject areas that excelled were French where 87.5% of students secured a grade in that top band and across all sciences and maths 68% of grades were at A* to C.

In a sign that Priestley students met theirs – and their prospective universities’ expectations – only 14 out of more than 600 students had to go through Clearing.

Principal Matthew Grant said the A-Level results followed another set of outstanding BTEC results earlier in the summer when Priestley saw a 100% pass rate in all Extended Diplomas.

“We are very proud of the Class of 2017, they have delivered a tremendous set of results with numerous individual achievements that really stand out,” he said.

“What is pleasing is the success has come across a variety of subjects, everything from the Sciences to Modern Foreign Languages, to English, Computing and Performing Arts.”

Students achieved 160 As and A*s and an impressive 68 students achieved a triple Distinction* in their BTEC results.


Salford City College students achieve outstanding results

Staff and students at Pendleton and Eccles Sixth Form Colleges are celebrating outstanding results on advanced level courses. More than 39 subjects boasted a 100% pass rate with exceptional numbers achieving high grades.

Head of Pendleton Sixth Form College, Kimberley Cash said: “We are really proud of the outstanding A Level results our students have achieved this year, especially the high grades. Staff and students have worked really hard and I am so pleased for them. The atmosphere at the College today was one of excitement as students realised they had secured their first choice University places with many going on to study at top institutions.”

Former Prestwich High School pupil, Joshua Kelly, from Salford achieved three impressive A* grades in chemistry, physics and maths, as well as an A grade in further maths. The star student said: “I’m very happy with my result. It was a lot of hard work but well worth it.”

Joshua’s grades were amongst the highest in the country and have secured him a place at Imperial College London, a world-class university for science, engineering, medicine and business. After studying for an engineering degree he hopes eventually to go on to be a Submariner in the Royal Navy.

Former Walkden High School pupil, Lauren Campbell, from Walkden said that she was ‘very happy’ with her two A*’s in Spanish and geography and her A grade in French. She credits the College for its quality of teaching and one day hopes to work in education herself, teaching modern foreign languages.

Overall, at Pendleton 97% of students passed their A Level exams with 66% achieving top grades.  It was a similar story at Eccles Sixth Form College where advanced vocational students are celebrating a 100% pass rate with 72% achieving high grades. Head of Eccles Sixth Form College, Rebecca Parks said: “All of the staff are delighted with the achievements of our students this year.  It has been a real team effort with superb commitment from our students, outstanding teaching and crucially, great support from home. I wish all our young people well as they progress to University or employment.”


Prior Pursglove College celebrates results day success

Prior Pursglove College celebrated results day triumph as students collected the grades which would help them successfully secure their next step.

A Level results include:

  • Pass rate over 98%
  • Around 80% of subjects 100% pass rate
  • Overwhelming majority of students achieved or exceeded expected grades
  • 40 of our students are celebrating the success of achieving A or A* grades

Asma Shaffi, Deputy Principal at Prior Pursglove College, said: “We are exceptionally proud of our students and the results they have achieved.

“Prior has an excellent record of getting students to some of the best universities in the country, and this best practice continues. We have been delivering outstanding results consistently over the past few years. Our high grades performance has allowed students to secure their places at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, studying highly competitive courses in Sciences, Medicine and Law, to name but a few.

“As well as this students have secured fantastic apprenticeship and employment opportunities around the country which will see them working in a variety of different disciplines.

“I would like to extend my best wishes for every student leaving us this summer.”


Cardinal Newman College celebrate outstanding results 


It is celebration time over at Cardinal Newman as the College welcomes this year’s A Level results. The league topping sixth form College is celebrating not only a 100% A Level pass rate, but also an impressive 73% of Advanced Level students achieving high grades at BTEC and A Level, with a phenomenal one in three students achieving either an A* or A grade at A Level.

But it is not just the A Level students who are celebrating! The College’s BTEC students have also done fantastically well, with 100% pass rate and 100% high grades in 25 Level 3 BTEC courses, which means that they not only passed, but passed with flying colours!

But the success doesn’t stop there! Each year a number of the College’s students go on to secure places at the most highly sought after and competitive universities in the country, including Oxford and Cambridge. This year 11 students successfully gained places at the prestigious institutions, with eight at Cambridge and three at Oxford. This can be put down, in part, to the College’s HE* Programme, which is run in conjunction with Cambridge University’s HE+ scheme. As the Cambridge University Hub for Lancashire, Cardinal Newman students are at the front of the queue when it comes to receiving the best advice, guidance, support and preparation when applying to not just Oxbridge but also to other Russell Group universities. Which, along with the hard work and dedication of the students, is one of the reasons why the success rates for students gaining places at these institutions is so high.

Cardinal Newman College Principal, Nick Burnham said: “Each year I am blown away by the results achieved by our students. It is the combination of hard work, determination and dedication from not only the students themselves, but also our fantastic staff, who always go the extra mile to support our diverse range of students. Congratulations to one and all, you really do deserve to celebrate your fantastic achievements!”


Stockton Sixth Form Students Hit Record Scores

Stockton Sixth Form College is celebrating record results across all areas this year with an almost 20% leap in numbers of students scoring high grades (A*-B) at A Level.

An unprecedented 52% of students secured high grades in their A Level subjects, with A* grades attained across a range of different specialisms. With more students than ever achieving 3 or more A*/A grades, progression to prestigious Russell Group universities has been secured for many of our students in a very competitive environment.

The success was shared across the academic disciplines, with students in over half of the subjects offered at A Level achieving more than 50% high grades. (A*-B). Particularly impressive were the achievements of students in A Level Maths, where 56% achieved A* or A grades.

With a 100% pass rate across 18 different academic subjects, Stockton Sixth Form students have secured excellent progression rates to higher education, apprenticeships and employment far and wide, from Oxford University to USA.

Joanna Bailey, Principal at Stockton Sixth Form College, said:

“These results show how choosing to study at Stockton Sixth Form College enables you to access first rate teaching and achieve excellent outcomes.  We are delighted that our students are able to progress to study competitive courses at some of the country’s best universities, or secure fantastic apprenticeship and employment opportunities.

 “We would like to wish everyone leaving us the very best of luck for their future.”


Ashton Sixth Form College - Best results ever for class of 2017

Ashton Sixth Form College, the best performing post-16 provider in Tameside (DfE, 2017), has improved yet again. A-Level courses achieved 99.5% pass rate overall. All vocational courses achieved 100% pass rate with an incredible number of high grades. In total, 67 AS, A-Level and vocational courses at the college achieved stunning 100% pass rates. After an amazing year of success, including being recognised with the highest Ofsted rating in the borough and topping the Department for Education league tables in the area, this set of results highlights the incredible achievements of the students and staff.

At A level:

  • 99.5% pass rate overall (1.6% above national benchmark)
  • 30 courses achieved 100% pass rate
  • Almost 60% of students achieved high grades (A*-B), improving on last year by 14% (above the national benchmark)
  • 85% of students achieved A* - C, an outstanding 11% increase
  • A record number of students achieved the highest grade possible (A*) increasing by 2% on last year
  • 30 courses achieved 100% pass rate

The Principal noted, "The significant improvement in results across the board is a fantastic end to the year. To see improvements of over 10% is an amazing achievement.”

Vocational performance continued to be outstanding in all areas:

  • 100% pass rate for all vocational courses
  • 9 out of 10 Vocational students achieved the highest Distinction grade (D*)
  • Outstanding progression to higher education, apprenticeships and employment 

Anton McGrath added, “The consistent high performance of our vocational courses is phenomenal; to continue to produce first class outcomes year in year out is astounding. These students should be proud of their efforts throughout the year; it has been worth the effort!”  

Students this year, have progressed on to some of the most exciting and competitive career pathways. Six students who received offers from Oxbridge secured their places after achieving exceptional results. Many have accepted places at some of the most competitive universities across the country, while others are taking exciting routes on to higher apprenticeships.



Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is celebrating another outstanding set of A Level and vocational programme exam results, achieving some of the best results in the college’s history.

The overall pass rate at A Level for the college was 98.3% with 77% of grades at A*- C. In total, 764 A*/A grades were achieved and 15 students have received offers from Oxford or Cambridge.  

The Extended Project Qualification has enabled many students to achieve additional top results, with 149 additional A/A* grades resulting from this qualification.  

Among the individual success stories is Lewis Croney, formerly from Crestwood Community School who achieved A* in all of his subjects – Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics securing a place to study Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

Anna McQueen, formerly from The Toynbee School also achieved a straight run of A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and an Extended Project Qualification which has earned her a place at the University of Oxford to study Biochemistry.

Barton Peveril boasts  416 students completing vocational courses this summer, in Business, Sport, Media, IT, Health and Social Care and the Performing Arts. These students achieved a 100% overall pass rate, with 94%of them receiving distinction grades – equivalent to A* to B at A Level. 

Principal, Jonathan Prest commented: “Barton Peveril students have had an outstanding year. Students have risen to the challenge of studying new A levels with half of grades at A*-B.

“For the 400 students taking vocational courses, all passed and 94% have gained Distinction grades! 

“We know that three quarters of our students will now move on to University and the next stage of their lives and careers. Staff at the College would like to congratulate them on their achievements and wish them well for their future.”


Huddersfield New College celebrates outstanding A-level results

Huddersfield New College is delighted to report that in the year where 16 out of their 34 A Levels were the new and more challenging Linear A Levels, decided solely by final exams, with no links to coursework and to AS levels, their students recorded a fantastic 99% pass rate, with an amazing 43% achieving the highly coveted top grades of A* A and B. These are the best A Level results in the College’s recent history and yet again confirm the recent Ofsted judgement that learner outcomes at the College are ‘outstanding.’

Of particular note are the achievements of Shaun Milne (A* A* A) who will be taking up a place at Oxford University to read Physics, Jemma Moorhouse (A* A  B) who will be taking up a place at Oxford to read Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Adam Varley (A* A  A ) who will be taking up a place at Manchester University to read Biomedical Science and  Jessie Ray (A* A* A) who will be taking up a place at Warwick University to read History and Politics. Jodie Reeve was another high-flying student, securing an A plus three A* grades and is moving on to study Sociology at the University of Lancaster.

Not to be outdone, students on Vocational A Levels also recorded a 99% pass rate, with 90% securing a Distinction* Distinction Merit grade profile. Of these, 52% achieved the highly coveted Distinction/Distinction* grade profile (a straight A* and A grade profile at A level), twice as impressive as the national A* and A average!

Of particular note are the achievements of Maria Hussain in Science (D*D*D*) who is progressing onto a degree in Audiology at Leeds University, Aleena Jasmine in Science (D*D*D*) who is progressing onto a degree in Radiology at Leeds University, Kate Riley in Health and Social Care and Science (D*D*D*) who is progressing onto a degree in Midwifery at Bradford University and Kelvin Muzamhindo in Sport (DDD) who is progressing onto a degree in Physiotherapy.

Overall 62% of our Class of 2017 studying for an advanced level programme achieved A* A and B (or equivalent).

Principal, Angela Williams, commented ‘Despite our worries about the new, much more challenging Linear A levels, our students have done themselves and us proud by achieving the best ever A Level results of the last ten years. They are College record breakers! As are our Vocational A Level students who also achieved the best ever Vocational A level results of the last ten years! It has been a genuine privilege working with such gifted and talented young people over the last two years, and we wish each and every one of them a very bright future, full of happiness and further success.’


The Sixth Form College Farnborough celebrates outstanding A-level results!



The Sixth Form College Farnborough is once again celebrating success, as 2017 proves to be another year for outstanding A level results at the College.  Following a period of qualification reforms intended to increase the difficulty of the A level qualification, students from the College are celebrating a 99.2% pass rate, equalling last year’s extraordinary achievements.

Principal, Simon Jarvis said “This is yet another set of stellar exam results! Our students have gained brilliant grades: a fitting reward for talent backed by sheer hard work. With the support and guidance of exceptional teaching, they have been inspired to achieve success in every area of the curriculum: across sciences, the arts and in the humanities.

Our 99.2% pass rate - incredibly on a par with last year’s sector leading results -  spanning such a wide range of subjects, is particularly impressive because it has been achieved by one of the largest sixth form cohorts in the country.“

Almost a third of all A level grades were awarded at the highest grades of either A* or A, over 4% above the national average, with almost 85% of A2 taught courses graded A* to C.

Four students distinguished themselves by receiving four A* grades: Samuel Haslam, who will take up a place at Oxford to read Mathematics; Robert Penman, moving on to read Physics also at Oxford; Emily Hillan and Thomas Hammond, both taking up places to read Natural Sciences at Cambridge.  Seven other College students were awarded A* grades in three different A level subjects plus a grade A in a fourth: Hermione Blakiston (intending to read Physics at Exeter); Leo Chapman (Maths at Bath); Amber Li (History of Art at Cambridge); Harry Orrin (Biochemistry at Oxford); Katherine Humphrey (English Language and Literature at Cambridge); Jack Taylor and Drapan Rai. 

Mr Jarvis commented “These remarkable young people are superstars.  We are proud of their extraordinary accomplishments as indeed we are about all of our students receiving results this week.

A levels are tough – it is as hard to achieve these high pass grades as it has ever been.  Subjects have been made more difficult in the past few years during which we have

responded to major changes to all subject specifications.  In spite of the turbulence, students and their teachers have focused on success.  I’m thrilled that this year’s cohort of able young people now have such exciting opportunities ahead of them.”


Birkinhead College students celebrate record high grades

Students at Birkenhead Sixth Form College are celebrating having achieved record A Level results.

More than 50% were awarded the prestigious A* - B grades at A Level and Distinction* or Distinction at BTEC, while the pass rate also set a new record of 99.4%.

Nearly 500 students sat their final year exams at the College this summer, and now 88% are set to head to university with other landing highly –respected apprenticeships at barristers’ chambers, professional services and more.

Holly Scales joined the College from another sixth form having not settled in her first year, and is today celebrating two Distinction*s and a B at BTEC and A Level: a set of results that she did not expect having already experienced disappointment in her results at her previous sixth form.

Led by Principal, Mike Kilbride, all the staff at the College offered their congratulations to the Class of 2017 and wished them every success in the future.


St Francis Xavier A-level results holding steady despite national decline

Despite the changes to all A levels this year with many sitting new untested qualifications, SFX students maintained the level pass rate from 2016 at 95% which has given our students a great opportunity to secure first choice places at university; 85% of our advanced finishers are now heading off to university with almost one third of those places at top universities. The pass rate for A level held up well at 95% with one in three students achieving A*-B and 16 of our A level subjects achieving 100% pass rate. 6 of our Level 3 Diploma courses achieved between 94 - 100% pass to distinction star (D*).

A level top results – 82% of Spanish students gained A*-B, 67% of Italian students achieved A*-B, 58% of Art (Graphic) students with A*-B, 1 in every 2 English Language students achieved A*-B, 1 in 2 computing students achieved A*-B.

SFX Principal Stella Flannery commented;

“In line with all sixth form centres, there has been some nervousness in our anticipation of this year’s A level examination outcomes, as 13 of the A level courses have been reformed to linear examinations for the first time. This has meant that students have all the weight of revision and exam performance pressure at the end of 2 years while having had very little by way of sample papers to help them prepare. We are therefore duly proud to report that we have maintained our very good pass rate.

We are immensely pleased with the outcomes of our students this year: they and their teachers have worked hard to achieve these sterling standards. Advanced qualifications now require a great deal of self-directed enquiry and this can only be successfully achieved by in depth knowledge and practice. 


The Cheadle College and Marple Sixth Form College

Students at The Cheadle College and Marple Sixth Form College celebrate another year of excellent results. This year, A Levels and Advanced Vocational qualification results have maintained the upward trend of success and achievement for the past five years at the College.  75 achieved either D*D*D* on vocational courses or 3 or more A levels at A* or A.

Significant success was achieved in academic qualifications with 40 subjects across both colleges recording 100% pass rates and A level achievement being broadly in line with the 98% of last year.

The 100% achievement in BTEC vocational courses confirmed the college’s national reputation in this area; 63 vocational learners secured a triple Distinction* thus ensuring places at competitive universities, high status apprenticeships, and sought-after employment opportunities.

Commenting on this year’s success, Jenny Singleton, Principal and Chief Executive, said

“I am delighted with the College’s A Level and Vocational results which have shown a pattern of continuous improvement upon previous years.  This year the College has a significant number of students achieving either a triple Distinction* or 3 or more A level’s at A* or A, and we are thrilled that they will now progress to some of the country’s top universities. For those not wishing to attend University, I am delighted that so many of our students have secured excellent employment or apprenticeship opportunities.  I would like to pass on my congratulations to all our students and their families and wish them well for the future. I would also like to thank our staff for their unwavering commitment and support of our students’.


Outstanding results at Strode’s College!


Strode’s College students and staff are once again celebrating another year of outstanding A Level and BTEC results today.

Our A Level pass rate was sustained at 98% and we achieved 100% success in 27 A Level subjects and all of our BTEC courses. Over 40% of our A Level outcomes were high grades and over 70% of outcomes were A*- C grades. We were delighted that over 130 students achieved A* / A grades in a wide range of subjects and that 77% of all A Level subjects achieved above the Sixth Form College benchmark. All of our BTEC Level 3 programmes in Years 1 and 2 achieved 100% pass rate, with 70% of our Year 2 entries achieving a Distinction or above. Alongside this our Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) has again proved to be very successful with a 100% pass rate.

These high levels of achievement ensure that Strode’s students can proceed along their chosen pathway to positive career and Higher Education destinations.

Principal, Rowan Cookson said, “I am delighted with another year of fantastic results and excellent student achievements which supports the Ofsted Good with Outstanding features grade, which was achieved in December 2016. 

We are a specialist sixth form college provider which offers an extensive range of courses where most subject combinations are possible. Our team of staff, who are experts in teaching 16 to 19 year olds, build individual study programmes for each student and this combination when coupled with the hard work of our students and the dedicated support of their parents leads to these amazing results and students who truly fulfil their potential.

Congratulations to all our students; I wish them the very best for the future, whether they are progressing to university, an apprenticeship or directly into employment.”


Collyer's students achieve superb results!


The College of Richard Collyer has yet again achieved superb results! Students have excelled with an A-level pass rate at an astonishing 99%, with 57% achieving grades at A*/B.     

In a number of A-level subjects the results are particularly outstanding. Further Maths posted a 100% pass rate with 92% at A*/B, Art Graphics had a 100% pass rate with a staggering 89% of students achieving A*/B, 100% of Dance students passed with 82% at A*/B, with 70% of Art Textiles students also gaining A*/B.

In addition, 69% of A level Maths and French students achieved A*/B, 100% of Chemistry students passed, 68% at A*/B, and in Economics 66% achieved A*/B; 65% of Travel and Tourism students achieved A*/B, while 64% of Geography and Geology students also A*/B.

In A level Psychology 62% achieved A*/B, A2 Photography had a 100% pass rate with 58% achieving A*/B, 58% also achieved A*/B in History, while 57% achieved A*/B in Government and Politics and Spanish.   

Collyer’s excellent quality of vocational course provision continues, with great results in Level 2 and 3 BTEC Diploma Art, Business, Early Years Education (EYE), Sport and IT. At Level 3, 100% of Business students achieved a High Grade (Distinction to Distinction*), 89% of Art and IT students respectively achieved High Grades (100% passing), while 86% of Sport also achieved High Grades. 100% of Early Years (EYE) students achieved A* to C, with 74% at A*/B!   

Collyer’s Principal Sally Bromley said she was extremely pleased with the outstanding results. “Many congratulations to all our students on another set of outstanding results.  Collyer’s staff worked so hard to ensure students were well prepared for the new A level linear examinations. A 99% pass rate and 57% of all grades achieved at A*-B is truly outstanding. A record 13 students have also achieved the A* and A grades they needed to secure places at Oxford and Cambridge universities.”


Excellent results for Havering Sixth Form College students

I am once again delighted to announce excellent outcomes for our students in 2017. Our overall A Level pass rate, passes at A* and A, high grades A*-B and A-C are all at their highest for the last three years.

96% overall pass rate (up 1% on last year)

11% of students achieved A*-A (up 1% on last year)

33% of students achieved A*-B (up 3% on last year)

64% of students achieved A*-C (up 6% on last year)

A total of 24 of our A Level courses achieved 100% pass rate and over 80% of courses achieved pass rates of 90% or more.

Many of our students complete mixed programmes incorporating one or more single subject BTEC courses, success on these programmes is also very high at 95% with high grades at 61%.

One third of our students now study predominantly vocational courses and we are delighted also to report that 62% of those students achieved a Distinction and 30% achieved a Distinction* which is a fantastic success for all concerned.

An incredible 100% of students studying BTEC Engineering achieved Distinction grades with a phenomenal 72% achieving at the very highest level giving them a triple Distinction* grade which is equivalent to three A* grade A Levels.


The Henley College is First Class

New figures released by the Sixth Form Colleges Association show students from The Henley College are more likely to achieve a First Class degree than those who have attended other 16-19 institutions.

More than 84% finish university with a 2:1 or better. More than a quarter achieve a First, putting the college well ahead of the average for all Sixth Form Colleges, and both State and Independent school sixth forms.

And the figures are even better for The Henley College students who go to Russell Group universities. Nearly 90% achieve a 2:1 or higher.  Just under 30% graduate with a First.

Satwant Deol, Principal of The Henley College, has welcomed the figures.

“We know The Henley College is a great place to learn,” she said. “We are very proud of our academic achievements and the way students develop through the many enrichment opportunities they have at college.  These figures show how the excellent grounding we offer can really help our students to achieve when they get to university.”


Blackpool achieves best ever results – for a third year running!

For a third successive year, Blackpool Sixth students and staff are celebrating our best ever set of A level and BTEC Level 3 results against a backdrop of curriculum reforms and tougher qualifications.

The overall pass rate has risen to 99.6% and the number of students receiving the highest possible grades has increased significantly once again. In A level subjects well over half of students’ grades were high grades (A*, A or B) and in BTEC over 85% of grades were distinction stars.

Blackpool Sixth Principal, Jill Gray, commented, “We are delighted with this wonderful set of results which reflects the dedication and hard work of our students and staff. Results like these mean that our students will be able to progress to their chosen next step with an excellent foundation for future success. We are extremely proud of their achievements.”


Greenhead College leads the way!

Greenhead College has once again achieved incredible examination results, confirming its status as the No.1 A level College in Yorkshire.

This summer the overall pass rate is 99.4% with 84.8% of all grades at A*-C and 63.3% at A*-B.  1023 students gained A level passes in 3 or more subjects, with 23 students gaining A*/A in 4 or more subjects, and 180 gaining A*/A in 3 subjects.

College Principal Simon Lett said: “I am immensely proud of these magnificent results, which are actually even better than last year’s achievements.  The hard work and commitment of our students have clearly paid off and they will now go on to achieve even greater success at university or in employment.  I would also like to thank our brilliant staff for the steadfast support and guidance they have given our students.”


New College Pontefract achieves exceptional results once again

Students, staff and governors are proud and delighted with this year’s exam results, which match the outstanding performance achieved in recent years. Our A-Level students of 2017 achieved an overall pass rate of over 99%, a high grade rate of 54% and an A*-C rate of 81%. This is matched by the equally strong performance of our Level 3 BTEC students who achieved an overall pass rate of almost 100% and a high grade rate of 81%.

New College Pontefract Principal, Richard Fletcher said, “Once again I am extremely proud of our students’ achievements this year, particularly given the national changes to A-Level qualifications in recent years. These results not only represent the culmination of two years’ dedicated study, they also enable our talented students to progress to the best universities and on to fulfilling careers.

New College Pontefract is part of the New Collaborative Learning Trust (NCLT), and the Trust’s CEO, Pauline Hagen OBE said, “Well done to students and to their first class teachers who have supported them in their learning journey. Today is very much about the students who we congratulate warmly and wish them the very best of luck.” 


St. Dominic’s Sixth Form College celebrate outstnading results!

Students, staff and governors are proud and delighted with this year’s exam results, which match the outstanding performance achieved in recent years. Our A-Level students of 2017 achieved an overall pass rate of over 99%, a high grade rate of 54% and an A*-C rate of 81%. This is matched by the equally strong performance of our Level 3 BTEC students who achieved an overall pass rate of almost 100% and a high grade rate of 81%.

New College Pontefract Principal, Richard Fletcher said, “Once again I am extremely proud of our students’ achievements this year, particularly given the national changes to A-Level qualifications in recent years. These results not only represent the culmination of two years’ dedicated study, they also enable our talented students to progress to the best universities and on to fulfilling careers.

The students of St. Dominic’s Sixth Form College have once again excelled in their A level examinations.  The results show outstanding performance across the College with many students attaining the highest grades.  The College Principal, Andrew Parkin said ‘We are delighted with the 2017 examination results, not only with the high percentage of top grades but also with the consistency of performance across subjects. Our students have excelled this year both in terms of attainment and achievement.  In 20 of our 28 A level subjects, students achieved a 100% pass rate with an average pass rate in the remaining subjects of 98% and 19 of our 28 subjects showing a positive Value Added score.  This means our students are making very good progress from their starting points as well as achieving some of the highest grades.    St. Dominic’s students have therefore once again been able to secure their first choice destinations in higher education, training or employment.  They leave us with our warmest congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness and success’