Calderdale College continues its reign as the number one college in West Yorkshire for achievement

Calderdale College has once again been named as the Number One College in West Yorkshire for 16-18 student achievement, according to data for the 2017/18 academic year.

The College ranks in the top 6% of colleges in the country*, recording a remarkable 100 per cent pass rate across over 100 qualifications studied by students aged 16-18.

The majority of students scored notably high grades, with a large proportion studying level 3 courses exceeding their targets set at the start of the academic year.

The College’s new Level 3 Interactive Media course, which is equivalent to an A Level, performed  significantly well in its first year with 90 per cent of students achieving distinction grades and 60 per cent of those receiving triple distinctions – a 100 per cent increase on last year.

On the Level 3 National Diploma in Computer Systems, eight out of 10 students achieved one or more Distinction Grades.

The Level 3 Health & Social Care programme also scored highly with 80 per cent of students receiving grades A*-B.


Rachael Hennigan, Vice Principal at Calderdale College, said of the results: “To retain our place as the Number One College in West Yorkshire is outstanding and testament to the hard work from all our students and curriculum staff.

“We’re seeing a large number of exceptionally high achievers that are focused on exceeding their target grades to help them secure a top career or go onto university when they leave. We are thrilled to be part of this journey and to provide them with the skills they need to get the job of their dreams.”

*Source - latest 2016/17 National Achievement Rate Tables, GFEC Colleges