South Gloucestershire and Stroud College has been recognised in the Government’s national School and college performance measures for adding value to our learners' achievements by helping them to prog
SGS College returned an above average aggregated value added score meaning that learners studying A levels at SGS made more progress from their GCSE grades than other learners studying similar subjects across South Gloucestershire and England.
Sara-Jane Watkins, College Principal said:
"Congratulations to the College’s 6th Form for supporting and adding value to their learners' achievements. Successful Colleges know the value of understanding each learner’s starting points and using that data effectively to build upon prior knowledge to support young people to perform to the very best of their ability. The value-added measures show how schools and colleges make a difference and raise achievement above expectations. These results demonstrate, once again, the commitment and hard work of all our staff and learners. They prove the power of high expectations, good teaching and the ambition for every young person to achieve the qualifications they need to have the best possible career choices and chances in later life."
Progress for each learner is measured between the end of key stage 4 (GCSE) and the end of key stage 5 (GCE A level) and then compared with the actual progress made by students nationally who had similar levels of attainment at key stage 4.
Learners are compared with others studying the same qualifications nationally before being aggregated to give an overall score for a school or college. The national average for all schools and colleges is 0. Therefore, a score above 0 means learners make more progress, on average, than learners across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 4; conversely a score below 0 means that learners, on average, made less progress.