Thu. Dec 3rd, 2020

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Christ the King College ‘value added’ top marks

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Christ the King College is celebrating a landmark success for students achieving A-Level qualifications in 2019. The latest Alps Report that assesses ‘value added’, a measure of student progress, places the Sixth Form into the top 10 percent of A-Level providers in the country.

The Head of Sixth Form Hayley Conway-Hughes said: “It was so exciting to receive this report today, albeit a little later than expected. It confirms what we already knew about the progress of our students in the Sixth Form, which is that it is very good, and in many cases exceptional.

“The young people on the Isle of Wight sometimes feel they need to look further afield for high quality A-level provision, so I hope that this report reassures them that they needn’t. It feels really good to be contributing to the success of students in the local area. Several of our students will be attending interviews at Oxford and Cambridge in the coming weeks and I hope that this serves as inspiration to others.”

Head of School Nora Ward (pictured) said, “I continue to be very proud of the contributions that the Sixth form students of Christ the King College make to our school community and to our wider island. These results help to inspire our students in the lower school and confirm that our students rightly can feel that by attending Christ the King, they are on the right path to a lifetime of opportunities.”

Matthew Quinn, Executive Headteacher, added: “I am grateful for the hard work of both staff and students in achieving these exceptional results. We are happy to celebrate that our college is amongst the top 10 per cent nationally; this is a great achievement for island education and confirms the position of Christ the King College as a leading provider for post 16 provision.”