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Following two years of COVID disruption, the NSCG 'Class of 2022' totally bucked the national trend to pick up record breaking results, that exceed all national benchmarks.

At NSCG, we recognise that results matter to young people and their parents, and we are exceptionally proud of the students who've shown resilience, drive, determination and ambition to secure these incredible results.

Achieving three or more substantial qualifications is key to unlocking progression on to university and into a good career. For several consecutive years NSCG has been the biggest provider of students to higher education in Staffordshire, with 1140 students progressing to over 83 different universities last year.

This is just one of the many reasons why we’re Staffordshire's Leading College.

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A Level Results 2022

In 2022, 1227 A Level entries were made with a pass rate of 99.1%.

  • 87.4% of A Level entries achieved A* - C grades
  • 64.4% of A Level entries achieved high grades A*-B, an increase of 13.3% since 2019, when formal examinations were last sat
  • 106 A* grades and 246 A grades awarded
  • 94.4% of Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) entries achieved high grades A*-B
  • A Level subjects reporting a 100% pass rate, include: Animation, Art, Biology, Business, Computer Science, Drama & Theatre, Economics, English Language & Literature, English Literature, Film Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Graphic Design, History, Law, Maths, Media Studies, Philosophy, Religion & Ethics, Photography, Physics, Politics and Psychology.
  • 100% pass rate on A+ Certificates including: Business, Criminology, Human Biology, Financial Studies, Law and Psychology.
  • 60% of A+ Programme entries achieved distinction star or distinction grades

Vocational Results 2022

  • 1222 BTEC Extended Diploma entries with 98.4% pass rate
  • 49% of BTEC Extended Diploma entries achieved high grades DDD or above (equivalent to AAA at A Level)

BTEC Extended Diploma subjects with particularly strong grade profiles are as follows:

    • Information Technology 75% of students achieved grade DDD or above
    • Acting (Performing Arts) – 67% of students achieved grade DDD or above
    • Fashion – 64.3% of students achieved grade DDD or above
    • Health & Social Care – 62.2% of students achieved grade DDD or above
    • Sport & Exercise Science – 59.2% of students achieved grade DDD or above
    • Art & Design Practice – 58.3% of students achieved grade DDD or above
    • Applied Science – 56.5% of students achieved grade DDD or above
    • Public Services - 55.6% of students achieved grade DDD or above


    Apprenticeship Results

    Our apprenticeship achievement rates are more than 13% above the national average, placing NSCG as the leading college provider in the region.

    We currently work with more than 900 employers across Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire, supporting more than 2300 apprentices in a wide range of industries to "earn whilst they learn".