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Sixth form successes


Last year (2016/17), nearly 600 Activate Learning students went on to study courses at over 90 different higher education providers across the UK - including Oxford University and King’s College London - and at 18 out of the 24 universities that make up the world-class Russell Group.


  • 97% pass rate at Reading College
  • More than two thirds of all A-level entries resulted in an A* to C grade


  • 94% overall pass rate
  • 38% of students got A* to B grade, 9% more than the previous year


  • 97% overall pass rate
  • More than 65% of students studying English language and literature, geography and maths achieved high grade scores of A* to B.
  • 98% overall pass rate
  • 100% of English Language and Literature students achieved A*-B
  • 62% of psychology students gained an A*- B grade
What our students said
  • 'The more grown-up learning environment helps you make a smoother transition from school to university'
  • 'Teachers are supportive and you get more dedicated attention'
  • 'You need to take more responsibility, which develops your independent study skills'

Ross' story: A career in Biology

Last year, many of our A-level students celebrated getting the results they needed to progress on to university level programmes, advanced apprenticeships and more.

A-level student Ross Biddle was one of them. Ross graduated from City of Oxford College in 2015. He achieved 3 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology and was overwhelmed by his achievement:
'I am ecstatic at my results. The teachers have been incredibly supportive, especially the science teachers. I would highly recommend studying at an Activate Learning college.
I will be starting my four-year programme in Biology in September at the University of Bristol, with the aim to progress to a PhD and research.'



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