We have an enviable reputation in the local area built upon a long history of excellence. We have built up strong links with local organisations and employers to become a leading provider of Apprenticeships in Taunton and Somerset.
Huish is also one of the best Sixth Form Colleges in the country for exam results and consistently ranked highly when compared to all other educational institutions for it’s students’ added value. We are excellent at producing students who do better than expected. Based on the A Level Performance System (ALPS) 2017 analysis, we rank in the top performing 25% of all schools and colleges in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, for adding value to a student’s educational performance. Value added is measured by comparing students’ predicted achievement based on their GCSE results with their actual achievement at A Level.
This means that, whatever your level of achievement at GCSE or background, if you really want to succeed, then we provide a powerful combination of excellent courses, personal support and enrichment that will ensure you get your choice of University or employment.
In 2019, Huish celebrated an incredibly successful year of A Level and Vocational results.
At A Level the Class of 2019 achieved an A* to B pass rate of 53%, and an A* to C pass rate of 78%. The overall A Level pass rate is again an outstanding 99%. Of the students that took Vocational Extended Diplomas, 53% of grades achieved were the very highest distinction or distinction*.
Huish students did extremely well with 72 students gaining three or more A/A*grades, with 17 of these gaining three or more A* grades. Casey Williams is the highest achieving student with an impressive 4 A* grades in Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.
Students achieved a 100% pass rate in the vast majority of subjects. Particularly impressive were the A* – B grades for Further Mathematics (87%), English Literature (73%) and Economics (72%). Notable also are the A*- C grades for Dance (100%), Classical Civilisation (88%), Business (87%), Music (85%), Mathematics (84%) and Biology (82%).
Once again the College’s Vocational students achieved their courses with an impressive set of results. For the first year these Vocational students had external assessments as part of their course, which makes their results even more impressive. Across all Vocational Extended Diplomas, 53% of students achieved a distinction or distinction* in their grade profile. They also achieved 100% pass rate in all their Technical Vocational qualifications.
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