Havant College goes ‘back to its roots’

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A COLLEGE that attracts students from across the News region has decided to rebrand itself.

Havant College is now called Havant Sixth Form College to draw attention to its focus on being a specialist A-level provider.

John McDougall, principal, said: ‘Havant College is going back to its roots.

‘This is a high performing college which records the best A-level results in the area, and we’re proud of our sixth form college heritage.

‘Given that the college spends 95 per cent of its time delivering A Levels it is important to celebrate this and to be clear about our speciality.

‘Students come to Havant Sixth Form College mainly because they want to go to university, not to be hairdressers.’

This year, the college’s A* to B graded A-level pass rate improved by two per cent to 49 per cent.

Mr McDougall said on A-level results day: ‘Pass rates are very good at 98 per cent but what is as important, when university places are tight, and the level of competition for them is so intense, is the number of students who achieved A* to B grades at 49 per cent.

‘These are the grades which are the key to our students fulfilling their ambitions by getting into the best university courses and the best jobs.’