Academic Success

In summer 2023 the College’s A Level pass rate of 97.6% (grades A*-E) is above the national rate for the nineteenth year running. With a return to pre-pandemic grading, nationally grades are expected to be lower than in recent years, however, Worcester Sixth Form College students were able to achieve more A*, A and B grades than 2019 with 103 A*s among 689 top grades - 45.7% of the overall grades with 71.3% achieving A*-C grades.

Students receiving grades for their Applied courses shared similar success with almost 40% achieving the top grades (Distinction*/Distinction).

In addition to their main subjects, 82 of Worcester Sixth Form College students benefitted from completing an Extended Project qualification with 19 achieving A* grades and 87.8% getting A*-C. This additional qualification can often make a difference both in terms of being offered and securing places at the most competitive universities and this is something we strongly encourage our students to consider.

Principal, Ed Senior, said: “I am incredibly proud of the achievements of all our students. As a cohort, they have suffered the effects of having to spent time in the formative years of their education learning remotely and, having not being able to sit GCSE exams, have risen to the challenge of completing A Level and Applied exams and assessments when being graded the same as students prior to the pandemic who didn’t face the challenge of COVID. The resilience and dedication they have demonstrated is remarkable. 

As well as being proud of their academic achievements, I am proud of the way in which our students have developed personally during their time with us and would like to thank all my colleagues for the care and support that that have provided and continue to provide to our students. I am sure that the academic success of our students combined with their increased confidence will ensure they are well prepared for their next step whether that is university, an apprenticeship or employment."