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 percent 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 percent) and sixth form colleges (79.4 percent).

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 percent of them gained first class or upper second class honours degrees, higher than the Sixth Form College (88.2 percent), State (87.6 percent) and Independent (90.9 percent) sectors.

Over 100 students from Cirencester College went to the top ranked Russell Group Universities.

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.”

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