Richard Taunton Sixth Form College celebrates A Level success

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College in Southampton is celebrating an improvement in its A Level performance, with Principal Paul Swindale praising students’ hard work.

He was delighted that 51.2 per cent of all students achieved A* to C grades in three or more subjects.

He said the results reflect the journey that the college has been on with improving success rates, which earlier in the year saw it given a ‘Good’ rating by Ofsted inspectors.

The college has performed well in many subjects, including A Level Accounting with 71.4 per cent achieving grades A* to B and Art and Design Textiles with 62.5 per cent of students achieving grades A* to B.

Mr Swindale said: “Congratulations to all our students, they deserve this success because of the hard work they have put in over the past year. I am really pleased for the students and all the staff with the progress we have made and these results bear out the praise heaped on us by Ofsted inspectors.

“We have seen a 7 per cent rise in the number of students achieving the highest grades A*to B since the last time students actually sat exams in 2019 and we are thrilled with their performance. They can rightly take pride in their achievements.”

He said the college can help any student who didn’t get the grades they were expecting. “We are very keen to support any student that needs help with the University Clearing process and they must not hesitate to get in touch with the college over the coming days and weeks if they need to,” he said.