Stockton Sixth Form College has been named the best sixth form college in the country in a vocational qualification league table published today by the Department for Education.
The college, based on Bishopton Road West, has been ranked as the highest performing institution in terms of student value added, a measure which shows how much progress students make between starting and finishing their vocational course.
With a score of 0.93, Stockton Sixth Form tops the league table of 93 sixth form colleges nationally, and is ranked just second of every post-16 provider in the UK.
In 2015, a staggering 88% of students studying vocational qualifications at Stockton Sixth Form achieved the equivalent of A*, A or B grades.
Joanna Bailey, Principal at Stockton Sixth Form College, said: “We are absolutely delighted that our successful vocational results have been recognised at a national level.
“Over recent years we have refined our curriculum and increased the number of vocational courses in line with local economic and labour market demands. Currently, approximately one third of our entries are for vocational courses so it is particularly gratifying to have achieved such outstanding results.
“Credit is due to our talented, dedicated and adaptable staff but above all to our students who have worked tirelessly to develop their skills. Our vocational students are achieving amazing destinations including degrees at prestigious universities as well as higher level apprenticeships and skilled jobs and we could not be more proud of them.”
Department for Education school and college performance tables can be found at: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/index.html