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Cardinal Newman College news

We are officially the best performing Sixth Form College in the region!

Each year the Government releases their official national performance tables for schools and colleges – the results are in for 2014 and Cardinal Newman are placed in the top 1% of schools and college’s nationally!

Cardinal Newman College has been ranked in the top 1% of all schools and colleges nationally by the A Level Performance System (ALPS) for Value Added. This 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 – Top Colleges Nationally
Rochdale Sixth Form College 0.33
Loreto College 0.26
Cardinal Newman College 0.25
A Level Progress – Value Added – Lancashire
Cardinal Newman College 0.25
Lancaster Royal Grammar 0.22
Runshaw College 0.21
Clitheroe Royal Grammar 0.19
Nelson and Colne College 0.18
Burnley College 0.10
Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar 0.07
Stonyhurst College 0.06
Lancaster Girls Grammar 0.01
Riply St Thomas -0.02
Thomas Whitham -0.04
Kirkham Grammar -0.05
Hutton Grammar -0.06
Rossall School -0.06
Baines School -0.07
AKS -0.09
Rossall School -0.06
Lytham St Annes -0.13
Carr Hill -0.18
Preston’s College -0.18
Fulwood Academy -0.36

The tables, which were released in January 2015, show that Cardinal Newman is the best non selective college in the region! The results are based on points per student, which is the most important of all of the indicators in the table as:

  • It is the only measure universities use when offering places
  • All students achievements are included

The tables include all schools and colleges and Newman beats all other Sixth Form Colleges in the country, ahead of many selective and private schools.

The latest Schools and Colleges league tables have now been published and can be found on the Department for Education website.

Cardinal Newman has also beaten all the other local, non-selective, sixth forms and FE colleges in the area in another measure, which is the points per student measure.

Top Colleges in the Region
Lancaster Girls Grammar 1142.8
Clitheroe Royal Grammar 1043.7
Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar 974.6
Cardinal Newman College 935.1
Lancaster Royal Grammar 930.9
AKS 927.0
Hutton Grammar 837.6
Runshaw College 819.1
Stoneyhurst College 780.3

The points per student indicator is often considered to be the most important of all of the tables as it shows the full package that our students leave with. It is also the only measure universities use when offering places and all students’ achievements are included.
For more information or to view the full list of schools and colleges please visit the Department for Education website where you will see Cardinal Newman placed as the top sixth form college in the region, only coming behind selective schools and sixth forms (i.e. those who have an entrance exam).


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Lark Hill Road, Preston, Lancashire. PR1 4HD