STAFF and students at Worcester Sixth Form College are celebrating after it was named the highest performing sixth form college and one of the highest institutions overall for achievement rates in 2019.
The college’s achievement rate of 93.4 per cent is significantly higher than the national average of 84.7 per cent and the sixth form college average of 84.2 per cent.
The DfE’s National Achievement Rate Tables are designed to provide students and parents with a tool to support selecting the best possible provider for their progression. Being the top sixth form college in the country means more students complete and pass the qualifications they start with us than at other similar institutions.
Principal Ed Senior, said: “It is testament to the dedication of our students and the commitment of all staff to ensuring the best possible outcomes for our students.
“I am extremely proud of the achievements of our students. They work really hard for their success and they get great support from their teachers and tutors throughout their time at college.”
Last year the college joined with Hereford Sixth Form College to form the Heart of Mercia Multi-Academy Trust.
The trust’s Executive Principal, Peter Cooper, said: “Worcester Sixth Form College has got some real strengths. Its value added achievement is good and students make pleasing progress.
“What makes this latest achievement even more impressive is, unlike some institutions who move students off their roles or where students leave without achieving their qualifications, Worcester Sixth Form College are taking the majority of their students through to eventual success at a high level.
“I am delighted for the college and it’s good to know our partnership is benefiting all our students.”