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The Group's achievement rates on A Levels and advanced vocational courses consistently exceed national benchmarks, firmly placing Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) among the top 5% of General Further Education Colleges in the country, for learners aged 16-18.

At NSCG, we recognise that results matter to young people and their parents.

The latest Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) national achievement rate tables, published on Thursday 22 March on the website for the academic 2016-2017 year shows that NSCG's achievement rate for 16-18 year old full-time learners during the last academic year stood at 88.9%, placing the Group in the top spot in Staffordshire and South Cheshire and in the top 5% of Colleges nationally. Achievement rates are a measure of how many students completed and passed the course they studied. To compare us to other local FE providers please click here.

Achieving three or more substantial qualifications is key to unlocking progression on to university and into a good career. For several consecutive years NSCG has been the biggest provider of students to higher education in Staffordshire, with over 800 students progressing to over 100 different universities last year. This is just one of the reasons why we’re the college of first choice locally. 

During our last Ofsted we were rated good with many outstanding areas.  The full report can be found in the downloads section at the bottom of this page.

A Level Results 2017

In 2017, more than 940 A Level entries were made in more than 33 subjects.

  • 98.8% pass rate
  • Half of all A Level entries achieved high grades (A*-B), with 78.5% achieving A*-C
  • 1247 A*A grades (or equivalent) awarded this year
  • Increased number of A* and A grades, with 176 students achieving at this level
  • 48.73% of entries achieved the highest grades of A*‐ B
  • Two-thirds of all A Level subject areas reported a 100% pass rate, including: art & design, biology, computing, English language, English language/literature, film studies, French, further mathematics, geography, graphic design, history, ICT, media studies, music, photography, physical education, product design, Spanish, textiles, theatre studies, psychology and sociology.

Exceptionally strong performing subject areas include: 

  • Maths and Further Maths,where more than a third of students achieved A*-A grades
  • French where 71.43% of students achieved A*- B grades
  • Film studies where 76.67% of students achieved A*- B grades
  • Media studies where 76.56% of students achieved A*- B grades
  • Art & design where 73% of students achieved A*- B grades (27% achieving A*)
  • Law where 68.75% of students achieved A*- B grades (50% achieving A* - A)

To read more about our A Level results click here.

Vocational Results 2017

Our 2017 Vocational results are pretty impressive too - with an overall pass rate of 99.5%. 

  • 20 out of 21 BTEC Extended Diploma subject areas achieved a 100% pass rate
  • 1101 full-time BTEC Level 3 learners achieved at least one distinction grade or above
  • 197 students achieved D*D*D* (equivalent to 3 A*'s at A Level)

Exceptionally strong performing subject areas include: 

  • National Diploma in Children's Play, Learning & Development - best results in the country in relation to student progress
  • 91% of students studying Health and Social Care achieved grades DDD and above
  • 80% of students studying Applied Science achieved grades DDD and above
  • 79% of students studying Fashion achieved grades DDD and above
  • 70% of students studying Sports Science achieved grades DDD and above
  • 70% of students studying Business achieved grades DDD and above

Apprenticeship Results 2017

Consistently strong apprenticeship performance, 9% ahead of the national average with NSCG's achievement rates in the top 20% of General Further Education Colleges in England. We currently work with more than 850 employers, supporting more than 1500 apprentices in a wide range of industries to "earn whilst they learn".



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