Impressive results for college GCSE students

    College students new and returning have been taking time out of their summer break to enrol for the 2019-20 academic year, after receiving their eagerly anticipated GCSE results on Thursday (22nd August).

    Every year, there’s a flurry of action across both the Abingdon and Witney campuses as staff help to guide students through enrolment and tutors give insights into what to expect on their courses.

    Hundreds of excited students will officially join the college across two days in over 20 different subjects. This includes A level-equivalent Level 3 courses, for which 93% of our students have achieved their qualifications* – the highest for all colleges in the South East of England and 4th nationally.

    There were positive results for current college students resitting maths and English GCSEs, with more students than ever achieving the higher grades, including some grade 8s!

    Both maths and English results were better than similar centres nationally – in a year where GCSE resit exams have been recognised as dipping, the college continues to buck the trend and continues to help more students each year improve their grades.

    The latest data ranks the College 5th in England for A*-C GCSE Maths achievement, indicating outstanding success in supporting students during their studies.

    Some students do arrive to us uncertain as to what to do next, as their GCSE results may not have gone as well as they hoped. Careers advisers on-site will be helping those students figure out their next positive move in education – there are always options, whether it’s another college course, a Gateway programme, or possibly an apprenticeship.

    Are you still undecided on your next move? We’ll be open until 4pm today (23rd August) if you want to come in and find out more.

    We will also be enrolling next week and have upcoming open days in September – see our Facebook page for more details.

    (August 2019)

    *2017-18 National Achievement Rates Tables (NARTs)

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