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Our results from summer 2022 show our highest ever number of A* and A grades from external exams.

From the last externally examined results in 2019 we have increased our numbers of students achieving A* - B grades, with almost half of our students achieving these highest grades and

The results for our very popular social science courses remain strong with performance above national rate for students achieving the top grades.

The majority of our students achieved or exceeded their highly aspirational minimum expected grades, leading to progression to university well-above national rates.

Analysis by the respected Sixth Form Colleges Association has shown that students at Newcastle Sixth Form College were 9% more likely to progress to university based on their GCSE results than students studying elsewhere. In addition to this we have an impressive number of students progressing to the most competitive universities (Sutton 30 group) including to study medicine and dentistry.


Ofsted Report

Newcastle Sixth Form College is part of NCG alongside a number of colleges nationally. As such our latest Oftsted Report was for NCG as a whole. The latest full inspection and Ofsted report was published on 11th March 2022, and we were graded as Good


DfE Performance Tables

Newcastle Sixth Form College belongs to NCG (a group of colleges and training providers). The results for NCG are published collectively and include Newcastle Sixth Form College data in addition to the results for other colleges in the group. You can find these results on the Compare Schools Performance Website

Newcastle Sixth Form College results are not published separately in the DfE Performance Tables. A summary of our individual results for 2018/2019 are listed below and were published on the DfE website on 23rd January 2020.




Results 2018/19

A Levels

These figures are based on students who entered at least one A level. A levels are available in a wide range of subjects, including English, Maths, Sciences, Languages and Humanities. The primary purpose of A levels is to prepare students for degree-level study at university.

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Academic Qualifications

Academic qualifications include A levels but also other ‘level 3’ academic qualifications such as International Baccalaureates and the Extended Project Qualification. These figures are based on students who were entered for at least one academic qualification that takes the same amount of time to study as an AS level or above.


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Average Result



GCSE English and Maths

These scores show how much progress students at this school or college made in English and Maths qualifications such as GCSE re-takes, between the end of Key Stage 4  and the end of the 16 to 18 phase of education. A positive score means that, on average, students got higher grades at 16 to 18 than at Key Stage 4. A negative score means that, on average, students got lower grades than at Key Stage 4. Students are included in these measures if they did not achieve a grade C or higher in their GCSE or equivalent by the end of Key Stage 4 in that subject.


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Student Retention

Retention records the percentage of students who complete the full 2 years of A Level study.

At Newcastle Sixth Form College in 2021 this was 87.5%.

This is 1% above the national rate for Sixth Form Colleges (86.5%) and 5.3% above the rate for all colleges (82.2%). 

Student Destinations

In 2021, 87% of our Year 13 students progressed to university with 32% to Sutton 30 universities.

Students at Newcastle Sixth Form College are 18% more likely to progress to university than students with similar GCSE results at other providers. (Source: SFCA Six Dimensions).