Cirencester College students perform at the highest level at University

Cirencester College students who went on to university have lots to celebrate this week. Data released this month shows that 86.8% of ex students graduating from University, achieved either a first class or upper second class honours degree.  This shows that Cirencester College students are consistently performing better than the average for the state sector (78.1%) and sixth form colleges (79.4%). 
 
The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) report looks at degree outcomes for students from every school and college in the country for 2019.  
 
The second set of data shows, of the students who go on to the Russell Group Universities, 92.1% of them gained first class or upper second class honours degrees, again this is higher than the Sixth Form College (88.2%), State (87.6%) and Independent (90.9) sectors.
 
Overall Cirencester College students gained significantly better degrees than state schools or colleges, even more impressive was for students who were the first from their families to go to University. Over 100 of these students from Cirencester College went to the top ranked Russell Group Universities.
 
The last set of statistics shows how many students are likely to complete their degree, Cirencester College students are between 3 and 6% more likely to finish against the same benchmarks.
 
Principal Jim Grant said: “I am so proud of these students, their parents and the staff who supported them. We pride ourselves on being the best stepping stone in our region between school and university and this data shows just how well we are doing. Social mobility is a massive issue in this country and I am delighted that we have been able to contribute in boosting it in the Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Swindon area.”
 
For more information please contact mara.west@cirencester.ac.uk