Officially the Best College in the Area for A-Level and Vocational performance

16 August 2017

Each year the Government releases their official national performance tables for schools and colleges – the results are in for 2017 and Ashton Sixth Form College comes out top in Tameside for both A-Level and Vocational performance.

Ashton Sixth Form College has been ranked against other schools and colleges nationally by the Department for Education. This is arguably the most important measure as this compares the GCSE scores with A Level and BTEC scores and measures the distance travelled during a student’s time at college.


A-Level Progress - Tameside Value Added Score Number of A-Level Completers
Ashton Sixth Form College 0.04


New Charter Academy -0.09


Tameside College - Clarendon Sixth Form -0.26 97
Audenshaw School Academy Trust -0.41 81



Applied General Qualifications (e.g. BTECs) Progress - Tameside Value Added Score Number of Vocational Completers
Ashton Sixth Form College 0.54


Tameside College - Clarendon Sixth Form -0.46


New Charter Academy N/A N/A
Audenshaw School Academy Trust N/A N/A


What this means?
Ashton Sixth Form College students have significantly outperformed the other major providers in the borough, achieving one grade higher on average, on both vocational and A-Level courses.

The tables, which were released in January 2017, show that Ashton Sixth Form College is the top college in Tameside for A-Level and Vocational performance.

The latest Schools and Colleges league tables have now been published and can be found on the Department for Education website.

Still not applied for September 2017 entry at Ashton Sixth Form College? Apply here