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Measuring quality

Many aspects of educational experience cannot easily be measured: the quality of relationships; the enthusiasm and commitment of staff and students; a stimulating and purposeful working atmosphere; sensitive and caring support and guidance; a pleasant environment; a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Equally, there are other important aspects of College life which can be measured independently.

Examination Results
Hills Road has always enjoyed a reputation for outstanding advanced level examination results. For the details, please check out the examinations section of this site.

Added Value
There has been considerable recent interest in attempts to measure the value which schools and colleges add to their students. In particular, the Universities of Newcastle and Durham, the Audit Commission and the DfES have developed models for comparing examination results at advanced level with those obtained at GCSE level.
Each of the models developed since 1990 has demonstrated that students at Hills Road achieve significantly higher grades than would be expected on the basis of the GCSE results with which they join the College.