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League Tables

The Government released the official national league tables in January 2017, 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.

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 best performing College in Lancashire based on A Level Point Score and for the percentage of students achieving AAB or higher in at least two facilitating subjects! We are also the top performing College in the area based on Value Added, beating other local providers Runshaw and Winstanley to the top spot. The combination of all of these achievements just goes to 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 – Value Added
Cardinal Newman 0.18
Blackpool Sixth Form 0.15
Carmel College 0.14
Runshaw College 0.13


Percentage of Students Achieving AAB or Above in at Least Two Facilitating Subjects – Lancashire
Cardinal Newman College 17.4%
Winstanley 15.8%
Runshaw College 15.6%
KGV 11.2%


Average A Level Point Score
Cardinal Newman 35.27
Runshaw College 34.41
Carmel College 32.25

But the success doesn’t end there, Cardinal Newman also compares well when looking at Vocational students’ progress, with the College outstripping local competitors in the average vocational point score to be the top College in Lancashire as well as leading the league tables for Vocational Value Added.

Average BTEC Point Score
Cardinal Newman 46.16
Blackpool Sixth Form 44.83
Bolton Sixth Form 43.21
Runshaw College 42.36

One of the measures that is entirely 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.

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

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