Lowestoft Sixth Form College has been rated among the top 25% of colleges in the country for student progress, according to national data. This is the fourth year running that we have achieved this accolade, cementing our position as the top performing sixth form in the East of England.

Benchmark survey data was compiled by the Advanced Level Performance Systems, a data analysis tool used by education institutions across the UK. The data means that our students are likely to earn higher than predicted A Level results, placing them among the top quarter of students nationally. For example, a student who is predicted to attain a B grade at A Level will likely surpass this and achieve an A grade at Lowestoft Sixth Form College.

Our college, which became part of East Coast College (ECC) in August 2018, also stands out with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects; our A Level results are in the top 1% in the country for Physics and Maths. This is great news for East Coast College, which has close links with the engineering and energy industries.

Keith Shiels, Principal, said

“I am immensely proud of this achievement. Our consistent outstanding results are testament to the work of our dedicated staff and students. Our staff deliver high-quality teaching and support, whilst working closely with parents and carers to nurture students’ goals and help them to progress onto their chosen destinations.”

We consistently produce standout results, having been rated as the top performing sixth form college in the East of England in the latest Department for Education tables. In 2019, we attained a 99% A Level pass rate, with 74% of students achieving an A* to C grade. 83% of physics students earned grades A* to B and 77% achieved A* to B in Maths.

Stuart Rimmer, CEO of East Coast College, added

“Our college is very pleased to have undoubtedly the best sixth form in the region, which goes from strength to strength each year. It really is the best choice for students considering A Levels.”

While celebrating these results, we recognise that we are not purely results-driven. We place a strong emphasis on student wellbeing and support, with each individual student having a ‘Student Achievement Mentor’ to aid their educational and personal journeys throughout their time with us. We also host a number of wellbeing events throughout the year, alongside our ‘Plus More’ enrichment programme which offers students a range of extracurricular activities to get involved in.

“It’s not just about the numbers; every one of our students has great potential and individuality. Our college provides the opportunity to stand out and equips them for the next step, be it university, apprenticeship or employment” continued Stuart Rimmer.

Don’t just take our word for it – come and explore our outstanding facilities and courses for yourself at our upcoming open events:

  • Saturday 8th February: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday 11th February: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm