A key aspect of this success is the extensive support network that exists in the college, open to our students through the pastoral care system, made up of a team of specialised sixth form advisors, careers advisors and a dedicated sixth form teaching staff. The college is committed and passionate about ensuring that every individual students receives specialised support and guidance throughout their time in the sixth form, to ensure they are fully prepared and informed of the many opportunities available to them when they leave. While we encourage all students to consider university as an option we also have a very successful track record for supporting students to secure high quality apprenticeships and permanent positions in employment in this ever increasingly competitive job market.
We are delighted with the excellent results achieved by our Year 13 students in 2017. Students achieved a 99% pass rate for A* to E grades and 80% of entries resulted in A* to C grades. Once again we have also had a very successful year with our BTEC qualifications with 91% of entries achieving a distinction or distinction star grade, equivalent in UCAS points to A and A star grades respectively at A Level. Our excellent A Level and BTEC results compare very favourably with other local schools and colleges and demonstrate the real commitment and dedication of both our staff and our students.
These achievements have opened many opportunities and career pathways for our students following their time at the college. 94% of our Year 13 students applied to university and every student was accepted at either their first or second choice university, with no students needing to go through the clearing process. A significant number of students will be attending Russell Group universities, including one student who has been accepted to read Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University. Another of our students has been successful in securing a highly competitive Sponsored Degree in Engineering and Technology with the BBC.
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