31 August 2016

Image of Birkenhead Sixth Form College in Top 10% Nationally for A Levels

Birkenhead Sixth Form College is officially in the national top ten percent for progress and value added to students’ grades and performance at A Level, according to a highly-respected, independent industry report.

The Advanced Level Performance System (Alps) findings for 2016 results cover nearly three quarters of all A and AS Levels taken across the country in over 1550 colleges and schools, using official Department for Education data. The College’s output has been qualified as ‘outstanding’ and within the top 10% in the country

Alps is a nationally trusted and comprehensive study which analyses data to show a quality indicator between expected results and actual results for each student in each subject, emphasising treating students as individuals that have unique value.

Deputy Principal at Birkenhead Sixth Form College, Mike Kilbride, said: “Every one of those grades represents an opportunity. We’re able to put young people in the position to apply for courses and have futures that they may not otherwise have had access to; it’s one of the many benefits of being a specialist A Level provider, and the results have proved that once again.”

Mike concluded: “We’re delighted with the hard work of all of our staff and students and these tremendous results are the next step on a continuing journey for the College.”

The Alps report adds yet more prestige to the College’s superb set of results for 2016, with a record-breaking 45% of students gaining the top A* - B grades at A Level, adding to a pass rate of over 99%. More than 400 students head to university in September with over a quarter of those set for places at the esteemed Russell Group universities.

More Birkenhead Sixth Form College students are going on to read Law in Higher Education this September than any other Wirral Sixth Form, with nearly 100 venturing into the legal realm with several others earning highly-competitive apprenticeships and national and local firms including Hill Dickinson.

Read the full story of the College's record-breaking A Level results here.
Click here to read about the congratulations pouring in from all over the country for students' outstanding achievements.

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