Outstanding work going on at the Grimsby Sixth Form College was recognised last week by the Sixth Form Colleges Association – the national body for sixth form education. Franklin College received the award, one of only eight awarded each year, for ‘Independent Learning’, beating stiff competition from sixth form providers across the land.
Franklin gained this award because of the sector leading work which supports young people to develop the independent learning skills so vital to performing well in work and in Higher Education. College Principal, Peter Kennedy said ‘This is a tremendous achievement for our staff and students, and recognition on a national stage that Franklin’s students secure outstanding progression and degree outcomes at the highest levels’.
The award comes on the back of recent Department for Education data which shows that Franklin students secure higher levels of first and upper second class degrees than national averages and above average staying-on rates in both employment and higher education.