On Thursday 29th January 2015 the Department for Education (DfE) published its performance tables.
These tables show that Riverside College is the top further education college in the country on all three of its measures of vocational education. This is the third year running Riverside has topped a national DfE performance table.
The tables show Riverside is:
- No 1 in the country for vocational points score per entry (The average score per examination entered)
- No 1 in the country for vocational points score per student (The average score per student)
- No.1 in the country for vocational added value (How much the College adds to the grade a student would have been expected to achieve given their previous qualifications)
- The average grade for a vocational student is a Distinction Star (The highest grade available which is equivalent to A* at A level)
|VOCATIONAL POINTS SCORE PER STUDENT – National GFE Top 10|
|2||New College Durham||226.7|
|3||Salford City College||226.3|
|5||The South Downs College||224.7|
|6||City of Sunderland College||224.2|
|8||Farnborough College of Technology||222.4|
|9||St Helens College||221.9|
|10||Blackpool and the Fylde College||221.6|
Mary Murphy, Principal, said: “We are delighted to have been ranked as the number one further education college in the Country for our vocational provision and number one in the area for our A level provision, in the Department for Education league tables.
This achievement demonstrates the outstanding teaching and learning we have at the college. Our dedicated staff work with our students to help them reach their full potential and they are given every opportunity to progress into higher education, training or employment”.
For more information on the range of courses available visit www.riversidecollege.ac.uk or call 0151 257 2022.