NEW College success rates are third best in the country

The latest set of Department for Education success rate figures have been released this month, revealing that NEW College is the third best performing college in the whole of England.

The table, released by the government’s Skills Funding Agency, measures success rates in 2013/14.  NEW College achieved its best ever figure of 93.8%.

NEW College’s Principal, Pauline Hagen, said: “We are very proud of this achievement which is particularly significant since the college does not set stringent entry requirements and remains inclusive in its enrolment. Our students’ attainment when they come to college is slightly below the average, so our position in the top three performers is testament to the first class teaching we provide.

“Six years ago, NEW College’s position was in the bottom third of this table.  Again, this week’s DfE data reflects huge progress.”

Success rates are worked out by multiplying the number of students who achieve a pass in their course by the number of students who stay to the end of the course. NEW College’s achievement rate was 97.2%, and its retention rate was 96.5%, giving a success rate of 93.8%.

This easily beats the figures of other sixth form colleges in the Yorkshire and Humberside region, such as Greenhead [90.2%, ranked 15th], John Leggott [87.8%, ranked 31st], Thomas Rotherham [87.7%, ranked 32nd], Wyke College [85.8%, ranked 51st] and Notre Dame [85.7%, ranked 52nd].

Click here to read the SFA’s 2014 full table.