The release of data by the DfE’s Education and Skills Funding Agency has revealed that New College Pontefract has been ranked as the third best sixth form college in the county for achievement. The college has been ranked in the top 5 for the past six years, but this announcement sees New College Pontefract achieve its highest ranking since the achievement rates were introduced.
Achievement rates are calculated by multiplying pass rates with retention rates, i.e. the number of students who stay on the course. This provides a realistic picture of how strong a provider is. The vast majority of students attending colleges at the top of the table have completed the qualifications they started.
Below is the full table including all sixth form colleges:
The PDF version can be accessed HERE
The page on the gov.uk site is HERE