A sixth form college celebrated a year of record breaking performances last week.

DfE League tables published in January 2014 saw Runshaw College confirm its position as the top performing college in England, with B being the average grade achieved at A-level (second place nationally out of 316 colleges) and a triple distinction star being the average grade awarded on vocational qualifications (first place nationally).

After another set of spectacular results in A-levels and in other advanced level qualifications this August, more than 500 Runshaw students will now be progressing to elite universities and to a range of highly prestigious dance, music and performing arts academies.

More Runshaw students than ever before, nearly 50 in total, will be taking up their place on courses at Oxford and Cambridge and on other highly competitive courses such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.

A third of all A-level grades at Runshaw this August were the top A* and A grades and 71 per cent of advanced vocational students achieved the very highest grade available – a triple-distinction-star.

Runshaw College principal, Simon Partington, said: “As always, this is a day of great celebration for our students and staff who have worked very hard throughout the last two years to produce another set of extremely impressive results.

“Our students have been a delight to teach and they should be very proud of their exceptional achievements.

“Having performed so well in this very important stage of their education, we very much look forward to hearing about their progress and achievements as they make their mark in the world of higher education and in the world of work in the years to follow.”