Strode College best in the South West for A-level performance
By abbie_glasto | Monday, January 28, 2013, 15:38
Strode College in Street is the best performing South West college for A-Levels, it has been announced.
Strode College Principal James Staniforth outside one of Strode's modern A Level buildings
Last week the government's league tables for advanced level education were published, and Strode College proved to have outstanding results.
Not only are they the best performing college in the South West for A-Levels, they are also one of the best colleges in Somerset for all advanced level qualifications including A Levels and BTEC Extended Diplomas - second only to Richard Huish College in Taunton.
Strode also placed in the top 4%for best performing college nationally and their students achieved the second highest overall points score per A Level student in all Somerset state schools and colleges.
James Staniforth, Principal of Strode College, said: "We are thrilled with this outstanding performance, which reflects the achievements of our outstanding students and staff.
"What makes these achievements even more noteworthy is that, unlike many other schools and colleges, Strode is not selective.
"The combination of our best ever results for A Levels and advanced level Extended Diplomas means that, despite some potentially confusing changes to the league tables by the government this year, our excellent performance is still evident.
"While performance tables do provide students and parents with useful information, they do not give the complete picture of a school or colleges performance, and they should not be considered on their own when deciding where the best choice and chance of success lies for a young person at 16.
He added: "We know that we have a lot of excellent students at Strode. We also know that we add value to all of our students because of our exceptional staff and our approach to learning and support.
"I am extremely proud of what we have achieved and delighted that the league tables and the ALPS measures reflect this success."