Alumni achieve outstanding results at university

Former Cirencester College students are nearly 10% more likely to achieve a First or 2.1 degree classification compared to other colleges, schools and sixth forms across the country.

According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), which published its results last week, nearly 9 in 10 Cirencester College students achieve a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours qualification at university.

The figure increases to over 93% of College students who progressed on to a Russell Group university – a higher average result than all other schools and colleges, including the independent sector.

“Whether it is staying at university, getting good degrees, or performing exceptionally well at Russell Group universities, the College’s students are doing outstandingly in all areas,” says Principal Jim Grant.

Based on the academic year 2017/18, the latest figures show a 7% increase in the number of Cirencester College students achieving higher grades, compared to previous year’s.

“The percentage of our students that drop out of university is low at 3% and only one student didn’t continue their studies at a Russell Group institution, this is significantly lower than the average across all providers from the sixth form sector, school sixth forms (state sector) and the independent sector. We are proud to have given our students the confidence and determination to succeed and the skills and coping strategies which make them resilient in the face of pressure.”

“At the College we equip everybody including those who go to Oxford or Russell Group Universities, as well as those from backgrounds where parents may be new to Higher Education.”

“The students say Cirencester College is a place where you can be yourself. What they value is the independence, choice, support and fair treatment they receive here, as well as the opportunity to go on and do great things.”

To find out more about the College, you can register to attend the open evening on Thursday, June 27 here: https://www.cirencester.ac.uk/open-evening/

For more information on this story, please contact Izaac.cole@cirencester.ac.uk