SSFC tops local league tables for success


Stockton Sixth Form College has topped Tees Valley league tables for student success rates, according to recent data published by the Skills Funding Agency.

The college, which was recently judged to be ‘Good’ across all areas by Ofsted, has the highest Level 3 success rate of all local 16-18 further education providers using data drawn from overall student achievement and course retention.

The college’s success rates rose for the third year in a row to 88.9% in 2012/13, compared to a local average of 83.5% in the same period.

Rachel Angus, Vice Principal at Stockton Sixth Form College, said: “This latest accomplishment, coming just weeks after achieving a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating, is a further acknowledgement of our relentless focus to improve student success.

“The college’s retention figures are significantly above national average for a sixth form college and show that students not only achieve at Stockton Sixth Form, but they stay on the courses they wanted to study and, above all, enjoy their time here.”