Newcastle College ranked in top ten nationally

Posted On 1st August 2012 By Chris Knox

16-18 year olds attending Newcastle College are among the most likely in the country to further their studies - including progressing onto Higher Education according to newly released figures.

New Government league tables have placed Newcastle College in the top five per cent nationally of all General Further Education Colleges for 16-18-year-old students who took an A Level or equivalent qualification progressing onto further learning, cementing its position as one of the county’s top education providers. That puts Newcastle College in the top ten General Further Education Colleges out of more than 200 in the UK.

More learners from Newcastle College go onto study at University level than any other school or college in the region, according to the new figures which have been released by the Department for Education and Department for Business Innovation and Skills, which show for the first time where youngsters go after studying A levels.

Robin Ghurbhurun, Deputy Principal at Newcastle College said: “Learners come to Newcastle College not just for a qualification but for a career and this capacity for progression demonstrates the excellent teaching and learning at Newcastle College.

“Our dedicated staff work closely with students to provide them with every opportunity to progress their learning to achieve their full potential and we are delighted that this hard work is being recognised. This kind of validation gives students and their parents every confidence that coming to Newcastle College can be a stepping stone to even higher attainment.”

This latest accolade follows on from Newcastle College earlier this year being ranked as the best performing General Further Education College in England for 16-18-year-old achievement for the third consecutive year in the Department for Education league tables. This confirmed that the college achieved the highest average point score per student of all General Further Education Colleges nationally and also scored higher than any state school in the Newcastle area.

For more information about studying at Newcastle College visit www.newcastlecollege.co.uk or call (0191) 200 4000