In the latest national league tables, published in March 2020 by the Department for Education (DfE), Richard Huish College has excelled across all categories, outperforming all other colleges in the county. The league tables set out comparisons on college performance for A Level and vocational courses in relation to measures such as average grades, value added (progress) and the number of students achieving top grades in facilitating subjects such as Maths, Sciences, English, History, Geography and Modern Foreign Languages.

As a result of the high levels of success the students achieve, compared to other schools and colleges in the South West and nationally, the College attracts students not only from the local Taunton catchment but from a wide regional area. Young people are attracted to study at Huish from schools such as Uffculme, Tiverton High, West Somerset College, Huish Episcopi Academy, Holyrood Academy, Wadham School, Stanchester Academy and the independent sector.

A Levels – Huish has the highest grade averages of B-, higher than all other local colleges who recorded between C+ and D+ average grade. The national average is a grade C+.

Vocational Subjects – the average grade at Huish was a Distinction-, one of the highest grades compared to other local colleges, with the national average being a Merit+.

Facilitating Subjects – Huish students also topped the tables for the percentage of students achieving AAB or higher in at least two facilitating subjects.

Grade and Point Score – In A Levels, Huish had a point score of 35.64, the highest of all the local colleges.

Principal Designate, Emma Fielding commented, “At Huish, we put our students at the heart of everything we do. Students are happy, supported and challenged. They are well informed when making their course choices and are guided to choose a programme that plays to their talents and strengths and that will open the doors to them in the future. All of this, combined with the excellent teaching, as evidenced by Huish’s ongoing status as Ofsted Outstanding, makes Huish one of the best colleges locally and nationally for post 16 study and Apprenticeship opportunities. We are delighted that the success of our students and staff is now recognised by the Department for Education with the publication of these league tables.”

DfE PERFORMANCE DATA FOR SUMMER 2019

Published March 2020

Download DfE League Tables data here (for mobile devices) or view below

A Level Performance

Colleges

Type of College

 

Number of students at the end of
A Level study
Average GradeValue addedPoint Score*Achieving AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjectsGrades for a student’s best 3
A Levels
Richard Huish College

 

S6FC

 

640B-+0.135.6415.2%
558 students

 

C+

 

Strode CollegeTertiary College267C++0.234.7514.4%
216
students

 

B-

 

Exeter CollegeTertiary College1035C++0.131.8710.4%
753 students

 

C+

 

Yeovil CollegeGFE58C--0.1626.275.6%
35 students

C-

 

Bridgwater and Taunton College

 

GFE

 

252D+-0.4123.502.8%
177 students

 

D+

 

National Average for Schools and CollegesAll state funded  Schools and CollegesNAC+0.0032.8714.1%

C+

 

 

Applied General Vocational Performance

Colleges

 

Type of College

 

Number of  Level 3 Applied General Vocational Students Average GradeValue addedPoint Score*
Exeter CollegeTertiary College86Distinction0.1635.05
Richard Huish College

 

S6FC

 

143

 

Distinction-

 

+0.0932.17
Strode CollegeTertiary College20

 

Merit+

 

-0.1527.08

 

Bridgwater and Taunton College

 

GFE

 

16

 

Merit

 

-0.823.60
Yeovil CollegeGFE73Merit--0.122.72
National Average for Schools and CollegesAll funded  Schools and CollegesNAMerit+0.0028.89

*Point Score is based on the challenge and size of the qualifications.