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The SJR ‘class of 2018’ have surpassed the achievements of previous years’ students with over 55% of grades achieved being high grades (A*-B or equivalent).
The pass rate for Advanced Level courses is once again above 98% and for the fourth consecutive year the high grade passes have exceeded 50%. These grades give further cause for celebration in what has been the most successful period in the College’s history. These results provide further evidence of the 2017 Ofsted judgement that St John Rigby College is outstanding in every respect, a judgement bestowed on only five sixth form colleges since Ofsted ‘raised the bar’ with the 2015 framework for inspection.
Results which exceed national benchmarks and impressive external accolades, including successive nominations for ‘Sixth Form College of the Year’, are all the more significant when recognised within the College’s approach to raising aspirations of all students. This includes students who would not be afforded the opportunity to study A levels at some other colleges but applies equally to highly qualified students, including those who will be progressing to prestigious universities, including the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
The Principal, Peter McGhee said:
“At St John Rigby College we work tirelessly to ensure our students become the best that they can possibly be. This hard work and dedication has culminated in another day of celebration for our students, their families and our staff. These are excellent results from an exceptional group of young people who have worked extremely hard.
When Ofsted inspectors visited us last year they commented that, ‘Excellent teaching results in a high proportion of students making exceptional progress from their starting points’. It is pleasing to demonstrate that this remains the case and that another group of SJR students are leaving with the grades, self-confidence and independence that will enable them to excel in employment or further study.
In addition to excellent teaching, the main contributory factors to our students’ successes are the academic and pastoral care that they receive and the extra time that our staff spend with them outside ‘normal’ lessons. We provide extra time for study and additional support and we also invest time in their future planning and employment skills through our ‘Elective Programme’ within which students learn more about chosen career pathways from employers and through project work. It has been a joy and a privilege to work with these young people and I wish them well in their future careers and the opportunities that they have now created for themselves.”