Ofsted and Performance Data

Ofsted is the inspection body for schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Our most recent overall rating was “good” with “outstanding” features! This means we achieved grade 2, their second highest rating.

The latest report noted our strongest features including...

  • Our impact on student employability
  • The quality of teaching and learning
  • Our strong partnerships with local businesses and schools
  • The quality of the professional resources available to students

“Through enterprise programmes, such as Gazelle, providing learning in commercial and social enterprises, [students] gain good personal, business and entrepreneurial capabilities.”

Ofsted report, March 2013.

Our Creative Arts Academy was rated ‘Outstanding’ (grade 1). 

“Professionally-practising teaching staff, extension activities which provide live briefs for learners and an artist in residence programme further support and extend learning well beyond the classroom.”

Ofsted report, March 2013.

You can read more about how well we’re doing below, or download a copy of the latest Ofsted report to see for yourself!

Performance Data

A Level results

Last year we had a pass rate of 98.5% across all subjects and campuses. In the Forest of Dean the pass rate was 100%!

Almost 90% of the subjects had a 100% pass rate and 12 of these were graded entirely A-C.

Many of our A Level students got accepted on a course by their first-choice university. Others have entered Higher Apprenticeships with us or are returning to GC to study higher vocational courses.

GCSE results

We only offer a few GCSEs including the core subjects of science, maths and English.

Our post-16 maths GCSE students achieved a 98.3% pass rate with two thirds getting an A-C grade. This is almost 25% above the national average!

Our English pass rate for post-16 students was even better, at 99.3%. More than half achieved A-C grade, which is over 10% higher than the national average.

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us "good" with "outstanding" features.

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