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Inspire Education Group Excels Nationally Amongst General Further Education Colleges for English and Maths Provision

30 November 2023

Inspire Education Group is celebrating the release of the latest National Achievement Rates Tables (NARTs)¹, that rank the organisation in the top 3% of General Further Education (GFE) Colleges (5th out of 168 colleges) nationally for GCSE English and Maths results, and in the top 20% of GFE Colleges nationally for overall achievement rates of 16 to 18-year-olds (28th out of 160 colleges).

The National Achievement Rates Tables, published annually by the Department for Education, provide a comprehensive overview of the performance and achievement rates of learners from across the UK’s educational providers. As a key source for assessing quality and student support, Inspire Education Group is proud to have its unwavering commitment to the success of learners recognised in the industry-respected performance indicator tables.

In addition, IEG ranked 78 out of 227 colleges nationwide, and 13.6% above the national average for learner achievement in GCSE English, fostering a learning environment where students not only meet educational standards, but exceed them. GCSE Maths results are equally as impressive, with Inspire Education Group ranking in the upper quartile of FE colleges nationally. For a demographic area where results are 10% below the national average, Inspire Education Group ranks 45 out of 232 for Maths, with results 11% above the national average.

IEG’s Functional Skills English provision is equally outstanding, having achieved 11% above national average for Entry Level, 21% above national average for Level 1 and 24% above national average for Level 2. Functional Skills Maths is also 14% better than other colleges in the East of England at Entry Level and 13% better at Level 1. Supporting learners to gain proficiency in English and Maths broadens opportunities and instils confidence to strive for their next steps.

Trisha Franklin, Assistant Principal of Quality, shared, “It is an incredible achievement to be ranked in the top 3% of colleges for GCSE English and Maths, as well as to achieve over 20% above national average for our Functional Skills provision, especially when as a demographic area, learners’ starting points are lower than the national average. Our staff and students work tirelessly to achieve this amazing accomplishment and it is testament to a whole-college approach of prioritising critical transferable skills, which allow our students to be successful in the next stages of their education, work or training”.

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