Bicton College celebrates good results

BICTON College is celebrating an increase in success rates following a government inspection.

BICTON College is celebrating an increase in success rates following a government inspection.

A recent Ofsted inspection visit at Bicton College has shown success rates to have improved significantly.

The proportion of learners achieving their qualifications at the college is now at 8 per cent - well above the national average compared to similar colleges.

The improvements are particularly marked in work-based learning and 14 -16 year olds working towards vocational qualifications as part of the increased flexibility programme.

The report also recognised the college's provision for pupils from local special schools.

Responsiveness to local needs and the good use that the College makes of its links with a wide network of employers and the community were also praised.

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All subjects assessed in the inspection were found to be good or satisfactory.

College principal David Henley said: "The report is a reflection of the dedication and hard work that staff, students and stakeholders at the college have made over the last four years.

"There is still much to be done but this Ofsted report is very encouraging. We are entering a very exciting time for the college as we explore the strategic collaboration with Exeter College.

"The inspection highlighted Bicton's commitment to its learners and its ability to be responsive to the needs of the local economy and employers.