College celebrates national A level ranking


Barrow Sixth Form College has been ranked in the top quarter of schools and colleges nationally for the progress students make at A level.

The college achieved the rating from ALPS out of more than 2,500 schools and colleges across the country and received its certificate this week.

It is based on a value-added measure which looks at how well sixth form students do at A level based on their GCSE scores.

Barrow Sixth Form achieved a 99.1 per cent pass rate in the summer with half of students achieving A*A and B grades.

It follows an excellent Ofsted report  in which inspectors praised ‘enthusiastic and passionate teachers committed to delivering high quality provision’ and it also won a Good Schools Guide Award.

Head of Sixth Form Jeff Chadd said students had achieved an outstanding set of results.

“This ALPS score is recognition for the hard work and determination of students, many of whom have outperformed expectations, and that of their tutors and staff. It is good news for college and also our communities who can see the quality of education that is on offer here. We are raising aspirations to show students they can aim high and succeed.”