Two very successful Ofsted Good Practice Inspections took place in 2007.
We were selected as part of a sample of colleges with good practice in Science (Centre for Applied Science and Sixth Form College) and Business and Administration (Centre for Business, Arts and Technology, Sixth Form College and Centre for Lifelong Learning). Inspectors carried out lesson observations and talked to students and staff. In Business the following strengths were identified:
- Good success rates and standards.
- Very good range of vocational enrichment and resources available.
- Excellent progression rates to HE.
- Strong tutorial and learning support.
In Science numerous examples of 'outstanding teaching and learning' were observed in 'well-resourced facilities with imaginative and vocationally relevant assessments'. Leadership and management was rated as 'outstanding', and again, excellent progression rates to university and high success rates were noted.