Achievements

As teachers, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing our students achieve academically and to share in their success on results day. We are proud of the progress students make at the College and the part we play in helping them to broaden their options and develop into excellent young men and women.

We are committed to providing the best quality education, our teachers are highly qualified and experienced and the procedures we have put in place such as our Mentoring and Monitoring systems ensure students are continuously supported to achieve their academic potential.

Last year about a quarter of the grades achieved by the Year 11 students were A* to B, and three quarters were A* to C. The previous year, over half the grades were A* or A, and most were in the range of A* to C which compares favourably with national figures. Taken individually, students of all abilities and needs achieve well from their starting points in all subjects, including English and mathematics.

Students achieve well in their A-Level studies. This is because the teaching is good and their motivation to succeed is very high. Coursework is neat, well presented and well organised, and students clearly benefit from the extra study skills sessions they attend. Over the four types of A level courses studied, nearly half the grades gained last year were A* to B, and three quarters were in the A* to C range. These typical results are better than national averages.

Students do particularly well when studying A level re – take courses. Last year all results were within the A* to C range, and two thirds were A* to B which far exceed national results. In 2013, all 28 students in the upper sixth (Year 13) applied for and achieved a university place.

Ofsted Inspection Report (March 2014)