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League Tables 2018

The Government released the official national league tables in January 2018, which measure the performance of Schools and Colleges across the country. Staff and students are celebrating as these latest tables put Cardinal Newman firmly at the top across the board Nationally.

Post 16 educational institutions are now assessed by five distinct measures; progress, attainment, retention, English and Maths as well as destinations. These new accountability headline measures aim to give a full picture of how Colleges are performing, taking account of a variety of factors.

The latest league tables show that Cardinal Newman College is the Highest Performing Sixth Form College Nationally based on Level 3 progress according to the 2018 Department for Education League Tables.

These achievements show that students not only achieve high grades, leaving Cardinal Newman with a great A Level point score, but that they make fantastic progress here too. Value Added is arguably the most important measure as this compares the GCSE scores with A Level and BTEC scores and measures the distance travelled during a student’s time at sixth form.

A Level Progress 
Cardinal Newman College 0.26
Blackpool Sixth Form 0.22
Runshaw College 0.14
St John Rigby 0.12
Winstanley 0.00
St Mary’s Blackburn -0.24
Blackburn College -0.26
Percentage of Students Achieving AAB or Above in at Least Two Facilitating Subjects – Lancashire
Cardinal Newman College 16%
Winstanley 16%
Runshaw College 15%
St Mary’s Blackburn 11%
Average A Level Point Score
Cardinal Newman College  35.89
Runshaw College 35.64
Winstanley 35.31
Blackpool Sixth Form 31.86

But the success doesn’t end there, Cardinal Newman sits at the top of the league tables when looking at Vocational students’ progress, with the College outstripping other sixth form colleges in the average vocational point score to be the top College Nationally!

Vocational Progress
Cardinal Newman College 0.79
Blackpool Sixth Form 0.79
Scarborough 0.75
Carmel College 0.72

One of the measures that is new to the Governments league tables is progress at GCSE for English and Maths. As the Government has stipulated that all students must achieve at least 4 in GCSE English and Maths, it is more important than ever that Colleges include this in their achievements. For both English and Maths GCSE we appear in the top three Colleges in Lancashire.

We are extremely proud of all of the achievements shown by these measures, as it highlights that our students make the best progress, so no matter what grades a student arrives with, they will flourish at Cardinal Newman.

See how we measure up against other colleges in Lancashire by downloading the file below.

You can find more details and compare schools and Colleges on the Department for Education website

Still not applied for September 2018 entry at Cardinal Newman College? Apply Here.

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