New College Doncaster students have achieved another set of excellent results this year, ensuring that the vast majority have progressed to the university course, job or apprenticeship of their choice.
This year, an impressive 56.3% of A-Level students achieved an A*, A or B in their results, a step up from the 2019 figure of 51.1%, reflecting the hard work of both the staff and students. Alongside this, 73.5% achieved a high grade in their Applied General courses such as BTECs, which represents a huge achievement, placing the college well above the national average. Pass rates for A-level and Applied Generals were also exceptionally strong, with 99.5% for A-level, and 98.9% for Applied General.
“These figures once again establish New College as the top choice for academic post-16 progression in the Doncaster area,” said Brendon Fletcher, Principal of New College Doncaster. “Our students have worked hard and deserve these excellent results. They have been supported by an exceptional team of teaching, pastoral and support staff who have ensured that whatever the challenges they have faced since coming to us, they have been able to thrive. Every member of our college community wishes them well for with the next step of their journey, be that university, training or the world of work.”
This year’s results build on the excellent track-record New College Doncaster has established since it opened in 2017, cementing its position as the top provider of academic sixth form provision in the area. New College Doncaster was also rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted following its most recent inspection.
“Once again, we are able to take immense pride in New College’s achievements,” said Richard Fletcher, CEO of the New Collaborative Learning Trust which oversees the college. “Nationally, we have returned to pre-Covid grade boundaries, which are significantly tougher than last year. But we are seeing results across NCLT which are well above national averages, and in line or exceeding results we achieved in 2019. These figures really matter, because each number reflects one more young person who will be able to access a better university course, better apprenticeship or better job as a result of their time with us. Helping our young people achieve better life outcomes is our central vision, binding together everything we do across all of our colleges and schools.”