Accrington and Rossendale College (ARC) are celebrating the outstanding success of their students once again with the announcement of this year’s GCSE results.

With a 42.5% pass rate, almost double the national average, students at the Hyndburn based College have been almost twice as successful at securing GCSE English at Grade 4 or above compared to peers at average Further Education (FE) colleges.

The success continued in GCSE Maths, where ARC’s students have been over three times more successful at attaining Grade 4 or above compared to peers at average FE colleges. An impressive 47.7% of all learners resitting their GCSE Maths achieved a Grade 4 or above, a significant increase on the national average.

Principal and CEO Lisa O’Loughlin said:

“I am so proud of all our learners receiving their GCSE results today. Our students have continued to exceed their own expectations and are now able to progress in their studies within our industry-connected programmes, or onto careers within their chosen sectors. Congratulations to all of you.”

If you are looking to further your career aspirations with a college education but are worried about GCSE English or Maths grades, then consider Accrington and Rossendale College for your academic pursuits. You can contact their friendly admissions team on 01282 440272 or via email at

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Published On: August 29th, 2023
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