Table-topping performance at Hartpury helps students stay at the summit

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Students at Hartpury College are celebrating once again after being named as the highest achieving at any land-based college in the country, according to a recent government report.

The report, from the Department for Education and the Skills Funding Agency, named the college as having the highest achievement rates in England for 16 to 18-year-olds at specialist land-based colleges.

Based on 2015-16 results the college’s pass rate was 95.2%, while their average diploma grade was a Distinction Plus – the highest grade achievable.

Hartpury has also recently been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. This has rated University Centre Hartpury’s higher education teaching as among the best in the UK.

Hartpury Principal, Russell Marchant said: “Students, parents and staff are proud of this year’s achievements, which year on year continue to get better and better, this year being no exception. All the staff at Hartpury take great pride in providing our students with a special and unique platform from which to forge a successful pathway in life, progressing either directly into related employment or onto university study here or elsewhere.

“The ‘Hartpury experience’ supports the development of industry specific skills and knowledge, wider life skills, provides lifelong networks and contacts and as such an excellent foundation for future years”.

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