Top Class University Success

Maddie Mahoney

The College has just received notification from HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) about the degree classifications of Reigate College students, graduating from university in 2019. These are compared to students from other types of sixth form – including state school sixth forms and independent schools.

In summary, Reigate College students who completed degrees in 2019 were more likely to:

  • Achieve a 1st class degree compared to students from any other type of sixth form – with 33.5% of former Reigate College students getting a 1st and 81.1% getting either a 1st or 2:1.
  • Be awarded a 1st class degree from a Russell Group university than students from any other type of sixth form. 41.9% got a 1st and 94.6% achieved either a 1st or 2:1. These results put Reigate College students above students who’d previously been at an independent school for achieving 1st class degrees.

Christopher Whelan, Chief Executive at Reigate College commented, “It’s tremendous to see how well Reigate College students do at university, compared to students at either state or independent school sixth forms. The figures from HESA give a clear indication of how well our students are prepared for university life. I think the College’s ethos of encouraging students to ‘take responsibility for their own learning’ and become ‘independent learners’, sets them up brilliantly for transitioning onto degree courses.”

Madeleine Mahoney (photographed) was at the City of London Freemans School before coming to Reigate College in 2013-2015. She graduated with a 2:1 in 2019 with an Integrated Masters Degree in Biology from Bristol University. She is currently working in Barcelona as a Community Associate for Arbolus, a knowledge sharing platform.

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