Uxbridge College has shown an improvement in success with A Levels (A2) and National Diplomas yet again, according to data based on Government league tables released on 15 January.
Figures based on the 2008 Post-16 Achievement and Attainment Tables for schools and colleges see Uxbridge College's average student Level 3 performance increase by 14.2 UCAS points, to 631.8 UCAS from 617.6. The tables cover all A Level and equivalent qualifications including BTECs and NVQs. Taking the GCE A Levels alone, the UCAS point score is even better at 671.9.
The average point score for the College per exam entry was up from 209.8 in 2007 to 211.8 - placing the College fourth in the borough out of 23 schools.
Dr Darrell DeSouza, Vice Principal - Curriculum and Standards, said: "It has been an excellent year for Uxbridge College and these figures are further proof of the growing success of our students. It is very well established that the College does well for success rates since we have been ranked first for this among all FE colleges across the whole of London for 16-18 year olds for the last two years, as well as having an outstanding Ofsted report in July 2008. This is further confirmation that our Level 3 achievement - A Level equivalent - is consistently strong at the top level.
"These figures place us fourth in Hillingdon out of 23 schools and when one considers two of those above us are independent selective schools, we have double cause for celebration.
"They also mean we are well above the Local Authority Average of 196.4 points on average point score per exam entry.
"Many of our students make a huge amount of progress in order to complete their courses, which is only possible because of the levels of support and high quality of teaching. This is further evidenced by the excellent value-added scores that are consistently achieved by the College.
"These figures prove yet again that we can successfully teach people from a wide range of backgrounds, many of whom go on to Higher Education courses or to university."