A BASINGSTOKE college has been named among the best in the country for how students progress.

Recent rankings place Queen Mary’s College (QMC) in the top 15 per cent of colleges nationally for individual student progress.

The ranking came from the ALPS (A-level Performance System), a nationally recognised system used by over 1,400 A-Level providers, including all sixth form colleges in the country.

It measures the value added to a student’s A-Level or Level 3 BTEC performance compared to what would was to be expected of them based on their individual performance at GCSE level.

A school spokesperson said: “Teachers and staff at QMC work hard to provide different levels of support to enable each student to flourish and this is also reflected in their outstanding results each year, not only with the highest performers but with those who have not performed to their best ability at school.”

Principal Ali Foss added: “QMC’s high ranking reflects our ability to be genuinely inclusive: as Ofsted recognised, our students consistently gain higher grades than their peers, regardless of their starting points.

“I feel privileged to have such talented and committed members of staff who work tirelessly to teach and support our fabulous young people.”