Officially the best college in the area for A-Level and Vocational performance

26 January 2018

The Department for Education has officially ranked Ashton Sixth Form College the best college in the borough for A-Level and Vocational courses in performance tables released January 2018.

Each year the DfE releases their official performance tables for education providers across the country. The announcement this year sees outstanding results for Ashton Sixth Form College, particularly for the progress a student makes at the college. Comparing results data from results achieved in 2016-17, Ashton Sixth Form College ranks top in the borough, significantly outperforming other institutions in the area for both A-Level and Vocational performance for the second year running.

A-Level Performance

The progress score compares schools and colleges on how much progress a student makes from their key stage 4 results to the end of their A-Levels. A score above zero means a student makes more progress, on average, than similar students across the country. A score below 0 means that students make less progress. The DfE performance table below shows that the students studying at Ashton Sixth Form College make significant progress on A-Level courses compared to other institutions in the area.

College

 No. of students

  Progress Score

Loreto College

1524

0.17

Ashton Sixth Form College

704

0.16

Oldham Sixth Form College

832

0.13

The Blue Coat CofE School

203

0.1

Xaverian College

1020

-0.04

Aquinas College

993

-0.07

Clarendon Sixth Form - Tameside College

108

-0.12

Audenshaw School

44

-0.31

 

Vocational Performance

The DfE performance table below shows that the students studying at Ashton Sixth Form College make significant progress on Vocational courses compared to other institutions in the area.

College

 No. of students

 Progress Score

Xaverian College

128

0.56

Ashton Sixth Form College

349

0.53

Oldham Sixth Form College

355

0.37

Aquinas College

369

0.22

Loreto College

143

0.14

Clarendon Sixth Form - Tameside College

105

-0.56

Audenshaw School

N/A

N/A

The Blue Coat CofE School

N/A

N/A

 

These results not only put Ashton Sixth Form College as the best college in the Tameside borough, but the college also consistently secures the position at the top end of the table against other colleges in Greater Manchester. These official performance tables join a long list of praise for Ashton Sixth Form College in recent years, including their best results in its longstanding history for the academic year 2016/17, and the recent Sunday Times rankings putting Ashton Sixth Form College in the top 10 of Greater Manchester schools and sixth forms.

The results released in January 2018 can be found on the government website here

 


Applications for courses beginning in September 2018 are online at www.asfc.ac.uk/apply


 

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