For the past four years, achievement of learners on academic courses of study has been significantly positive. The most recent validated results analysis place our A Level results in the top 5% of providers nationally for progress measures, with a progress measure of +0.3, well above national average. Our average attainment grade for 2016 was C+ which is in line with national and above the Devon average. Academic value added was significantly above average for learners with prior attainment grades: C, A and above. For disadvantaged learners, academic value added was significantly above average for those with prior attainment grade: C. A-level size and above value added was significantly above average or not significantly different from average in all subjects. In 2017 our average attainment grade was C and our A Level pass rate of 99% was above the national of 97.9%. Un-validated L3VA indicates a positive VA score of +0.07 for 2017. Predictions for 2018 results are strong for attainment with an overall academic average grade per entry of B- and applied average grade per entry of Distinction.
The Sixth Form uses the national Advanced Level Performance System to evaluate the quality of our provision and our overall three year analysis is included below. Out three year score is grade 2 which places the college’s overall progress performance between the 90th and 99th percentile – categorised by ALPS as ‘outstanding’.