City of Wolverhampton College top in region for student achievement


10 Apr 2020
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Pupils leaving school who want to continue their studies are being advised that there is only one choice to maximise their success in the West Midlands. 

City of Wolverhampton College is ranked No.1 in the West Midlands for the achievement of 16-18-year-olds for all combined levels of study in the 2018/19 Department of Education’s national achievement rate tables, published in March 2020.   

The college came 18th out of 172 general further and tertiary institutions – with an 88.4% achievement rate – putting it in the top 10% in England. 

Malcolm Cowgill, principal of the college, said: “To be named first in the West Midlands, and in the top 10% of further education providers in England, is fantastic news. Our purpose is defining futures for all our students and apprentices and this demonstrates the commitment and dedication of the whole college team who support each and every student and apprentice to achieve their qualifications, enabling them to move on to further study with us, progress to university or into employment.” 

Despite being shut due to the coronavirus outbreak, the college is continuing to engage with all students and apprentices through various online learning platforms and continuing to monitor the most vulnerable students.  

Despite concerns regarding GCSE results, applications for courses starting in September 2020 are still being accepted with information, advice and guidance being given virtually or by telephone. 

Get a full list of courses and apply here