Sixth form successes


Last year (2016/17), nearly 600 Activate Learning students went on to study courses at over 90 different higher education providers across the UK - including Oxford University and King’s College London - and at 18 out of the 24 universities that make up the world-class Russell Group.


  • 99% pass rate in City of Oxford College
  • More than two thirds of all A-level entries resulted in an A* to C grade


  • 97% pass rate overall
  • 37% of entries resulted in an A* to B grade


  • 99% pass rate overall
  • 71% A* to C
  • 100% pass rate in English literature, further maths and business studies


  • 99% pass rate overall
  • 77 learners sat their A-level exams
  • 9 % of entries A* to A
  • 34 % entries A* to B


  • 99% pass rate overall with 49% of grades at A* to B. This is the third consecutive year we’ve averaged a 99% pass rate
  • A massive 73% of English Language and Literature grades were A* to B!
  • Named in the top 20 percent of all A-level providers nationally, for adding value to students’ performance


What our students said

  • 'The more grown-up learning environment helps you make a smoother transition from school to university'
  • 'Teachers are supportive and you get more dedicated attention'
  • 'You need to take more responsibility, which develops your independent study skills'

Ross' story: A career in Biology

Last year, many of our A-level students celebrated getting the results they needed to progress on to university level programmes, advanced apprenticeships and more.

A-level student Ross Biddle was one of them. Ross graduated from City of Oxford College in 2015. He achieved 3 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology
 and was overwhelmed by his achievement:
'I am ecstatic at my results. The teachers have been incredibly supportive, especially the science teachers. I would highly recommend studying at an Activate Learning College.
I will be starting my four-year programme in Biology in September at the University of Bristol, with the aim to progress to a PhD and research.'