Student results

'The large majority of students produce good-quality written work which meets or exceeds the standard required by their qualification and by industry. They make good progress in mastering essential vocational skills to help them to progress to employment.'

2016 Ofsted Report

A Level

From over 1700 A-Level entries, an overall pass rate of 97 per cent has been achieved, including 70 per cent gaining an A* - C grade and 37 per cent achieving grades A* - B. A 100 per cent pass rate was gained in several subjects, including Computing, English Language and Literature, Fine Art, Music French, German and other languages.

The results mean that yet again, City and Islington students will be gaining places at some of the most prestigious universities in the UK.


Last year 264 of our students studying vocational courses achieved triple distinctions in their courses which UCAS says is the equivalent of AAA at A Level.

Case study Klaudia Niemanceweicz

Higher Education

City and Islington College has one of the largest number of students going on to Higher Education (HE) in the country. In 2015 1,560 students progressed to HE. 169 students went on to study at Russell Group universities and 126 at 1994 Group universities. Although students continue to enjoy a very high success rate through the traditional A Level route, 64% of our students progressed to university through Access to Higher Education Diplomas, vocational courses or Foundation Degrees. STEM subjects accounted for 40% of University subject choices.

Case study: Adam Henry

Internal Progression

Many students progress internally and the journey they go through and continue to take is an important indicator of the quality of provision we offer. We are proud that over one-third of our level 1 students aged 16-18 succeed at their course and choose to progress with us to take higher-level qualifications. By providing opportunities to develop and enhance skills further, the College helps ensure our students achieve their ambitions, whether that is a place at university or in the world of work.

Case study: Samira Abdi