East Norfolk Sixth Form students are top of the charts for outstanding performance at university according to latest national figures, especially for First Class degrees.

Data released by the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) shows that 56% of students who progressed to Russell Group Universities achieved First class degrees in 2017/18 – 20% higher than the national average for all other Sixth Form Colleges, State and Independent schools.

For those students who progress to all other UK Higher Education Institutions, 39% achieved First class degrees which is 10% higher than the national average for all other Sixth Form Colleges, State and Independent schools.

Just as impressive, 92% of EN students who progress to Russell Group Universities achieved First class and upper second class honours, placing them well above the national average for all other Sixth Form Colleges, State and Independent schools. Over 81% of EN students who progress to all other UK Higher Education Institutions achieved First class and upper second class honours. Again, this places them above the national average for all other Sixth Form Colleges, State and Independent schools.

EN Principal, Dr Catherine Richards, said: “The performance of our students who progress to universities across the UK is outstanding. They leave EN with some excellent results and then excel on the national stage, outperforming students from other prestigious UK colleges

and schools in the process. I am so proud of our students who continue to put EN on the map with their fantastic academic achievements.”

The SFCA data also shows that EN students who progress to all other UK Higher Education Institutions from the lowest participation wards perform higher than the average for Sixth Form Colleges and State schools with nearly 84% achieving First class and upper second class honours.

Dr Richards added: “The figures also show that those students from wards that do not traditionally aspire to progress to university because of financial constraints and personal limitations, are achieving some fantastic results. The added value they get at EN supports them to aim higher and then reap the rewards, giving them opportunities they might not have imagined possible at school.”