Even better here – SJD students outperform independent schools at University

Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College students do better at university compared to those from all other education sectors, according to new figures. 

Last year, more than a third of students from the college achieved First Class Honours at the country’s top universities – outperforming students from independent and state schools.

Around 32 per cent of all university students who studied at the college received a First, compared to 22.8 per cent of students from independent schools, 23.2 per cent from state schools and 23.6 per cent from other sixth form colleges.

Those who studied at prestigious Russell Group Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, did even better, with more than a third achieving a First and eight out of 10 achieving a 2.1 or higher.

Kerry Kirkwood, Principal at Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College, said: “As one of the UK’s leading sixth form colleges we pride ourselves on our long tradition of academic excellence.

“Typically, around 90% of our students go on to higher education, with a large proportion securing places at world-class Russell Group Universities.

“It’s reassuring to know that our students continue to thrive and enjoy high grade success at University, with their A Level choices providing a solid foundation and giving them the best possible chance of success throughout their lifetime.”

Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 sixth forms in the country and is ranked top 5 nationally for achievement. It welcomes students from right across the region, providing A Level provision in more than 30 subjects.