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The St John Rigby College ‘class of 2019’ have surpassed the achievements of previous years’ students with nearly 60% of grades achieved being high grades (A*-B or equivalent). It is worthy of note that this consistency has been maintained at a time when the assessment of qualifications has changed significantly and is recognised as being much more challenging.
The pass rate for Advanced Level courses has risen this year and has been above 98% for five consecutive years. These grades give further cause for celebration in what continues to be the most successful period in the College’s history.
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, who will be progressing to prestigious universities and highly sought degree apprenticeships.
The Principal, Peter McGhee said:
“Our students work extremely hard to become the best that they can possibly be and are supported in doing this by staff who remain tireless in their efforts. 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 a wonderful group of young people who have much to contribute in the fields to which they are progressing.
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 of ‘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.”