Another Exceptional Year At SJR!
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The St John Rigby College class of 2016 students have achieved superb results with:

  • A pass rate of almost 100% for the fourth year running
  • Over half of the grades achieved being high grades (A*-B or equivalent)
  • 15% increase in high grades at St John Rigby College over the past 5 years

The pass rate for Advanced Level courses has reached 99% for the fourth consecutive year and the high grade passes have exceeded 50%.  These grades give genuine cause for celebration and are particularly impressive when considered in the context of St John Rigby College being highly inclusive and providing many young people with the opportunity to study A levels which would not be afforded them at some other colleges.  Across all courses this represents a continuation of the College’s mission to raise aspirations and is certain to result in another year of outstanding ‘A Level Progress’.

Principal, Peter McGhee said: 

“At St John Rigby College we work tirelessly to ensure our students become the best they can possibly be.  This hard work and dedication has culminated in a day of celebration for our students, their families and our staff.  These are exceptional results from a remarkable group of young people who have worked extremely hard and have been well supported in order to achieve their potential.  I am delighted that their efforts have been rewarded and that they are leaving College with the grades, the self-confidence and the independence to assist them in excelling as they progress to employment, apprenticeships or further study.

“At St John Rigby College we have faith in our students and in our work and we believe that there should be no ceiling to achievement.  Since arriving at the College, I have been privileged to enjoy and be part of a transformation in the aspirations and the outcomes of our students.  Something very special and very powerful is happening within our community and I believe that this is a result of students being prepared to work hard and being taught and supported by inspirational staff who are passionate about improving the life choices of those with whom they work.  This is clearly demonstrated by the improvement in A level high grades which has increased by 15% over the last five years.

“I am certain that the main contributory factors to our students’ successes are the pastoral care that they receive and the extra time that our staff spend with them outside of ‘normal’ lessons.  We provide extra time for study and additional support in order to enhance students’ learning and to build their confidence.  It is a joy and a privilege to work with them and I hope that they are as proud as I am of their achievements.   With these grades behind them our students can look forward to a very bright future.”

St John Rigby College was named the best college in Wigan for the third year running for value added performance in the Department for Education’s latest performance tables.

Click here for more pictures of students celebrating their results..

Click here to see just some of the students who achieved top grades in all of their subjects.

Click here to access the DfE performance tables.
The release of the 2016 Department for Education Performance Tables has shown that St John Rigby College has leapt to 8th place in the country for A level progress. The college has also cemented its position as the top college in Wigan for A level progress, and is currently ranked 2nd in Greater Manchester just behind Rochdale Sixth Form College, in addition to being the highest performing Catholic sixth form college in the country for ‘adding value’. The Value Added (VA) score highlights how far a student has progressed from the GCSE grades they achieved at school in Year 11, through to the end of their A level studies at college.