After a record breaking year for A-level results at Cornwall College St Austell, the A-level centre has now been recognised by the A Level Performance System (ALPS) as in the top one percent across the country. The ALPS data analyses the progress made by students during their time at Cornwall College St Austell and the standard of teaching.
Head of Cornwall College St Austell and Director of A-levels, Chris Taylor, said: “This is a tremendous achievement and one that our students and staff should be rightly proud of. The ALPS is a great tool, which enables us to measure specific areas of our work. To be in the top one percent of colleges and sixth forms nationally, that use ALPS, is a tremendous achievement.”
ALPS measures value added, the distance travelled by students from their GCSE grades at school to their final A Level grades. These ‘value added’ scores are one of the best ways to compare student achievements in schools and colleges.
Chris Taylor continued: “The ALPS data shows that the Overall Quality Indicator Score is Grade 1, along with the overall teaching quality indicator, both of which is equal to the best scores in the sector’s top 1%.”
In August students at Cornwall College St Austell achieved record breaking results for A-levels with an overall pass rate of 99.6%, which is well above the national average of 98.1%. The St Austell students achieved a 100% pass rate in 25 out of 26 subjects which includes; English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, History and Law.
Acting Principal and Chief Executive of The Cornwall College Group, Raoul Humphreys, said: “I am extremely proud of all our staff and students, the results in August were exemplary and to receive this report from ALPS is confirmation of all their hard work.”
In August 84.3% of A-level students at Cornwall College St Austell achieved an A* to C grade, which is an increase of 11% on last year.
Chris Taylor concluded: “Our staff are passionate about inspiring young people from local schools to achieve their goals. We are delighted to offer young people an opportunity to study at an A-level centre, which is within the top one percent of the country, right here on their doorstep.”
If you would like to find out more information about the range of A-levels available at Cornwall College St Austell, you can come along to our open evening on October 6th or go online to www.cornwall.ac.uk