By A Frost, Assistant Principal, 19 August 2016

Students at The Sixth Form College, Colchester have achieved excellent A and AS level results in this summer’s examination series, with levels above national average.

The year group of approximately 1300 upper sixth students, who sat their A levels at the College this summer, achieved a subject A to E grade pass rate of over 98% and an A* - B ‘very high grade’ rate of close to 50%.  Over 90% of all the 18 year old students at the College have achieved 3 or more A level qualifications or equivalent in their sixth form studies – a level of achievement which is, once again, very significantly (approx. 15%) above the national average level for all national sixth forms at schools and colleges.  The cohort of students at the College have also achieved a strong ‘value-added’ scores i.e. when their overall package of A and AS level results achieved by the end of their Sixth Form Studies are related to the package of GCSE results they achieved at age 16. 

100% pass rates were achieved in 24 A level subjects including in the subject areas of: French, German, Italian, History of Art, Law, Music, Philosophy, Photography, and Spanish.  The average score of the College’s top 100 upper sixth students is equivalent to grades A* A* A at A level and these ‘top end’ results, it is understood, will for the twentieth consecutive year, these will exceed the results of the top 100 student achievers in nearly all of the selective grammar or independent schools in the country.

Well over 1000 of the upper sixth students from The Sixth Form College have now obtained the necessary qualifications to be able to proceed onto university degree courses including approximately 400 students who have now achieved the grades required for offers for places on prestige degree courses including, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Engineering, Maths, Economics, Architecture, Law, English and History, or have achieved places at Oxford or Cambridge or Russell Group Universities or Medical Schools or for other highly competitive universities or degree courses.