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What is Value Added?

‘Value added’ is a measure of the degree to which students not only fulfil, but achieve grades beyond their original potential. It is, in essence, a measure of the improvement students make and is a powerful indicator of the quality of a college’s teaching and learning. Value added recognises that students will have different starting points (some will naturally be more able than others) and the proportion of these students will vary between colleges. An outstanding college like Andover, with top value added scores, will enable students to succeed beyond their initial expectations.

According to the latest performance figures released by the government, Andover College are in the top 4% in the entire country for ‘value added’ for A Level programmes*. The figures put Andover as 13th out of 350 colleges nationwide.

* Top 4% of colleges with more than 20 entries at A Level; according to the government L3 VA measure


Hear from our students…

Rhiannon Rae

English and Communication & Culture A Level, Journalism EPQ

“I have enjoyed the support that I have received from the college. With having additional needs, I needed a lot of support and Andover College have always been able to provide this support at a very high standard. I can’t fault the Additional Learning Support (ALS) team, my tutors or my lecturers – they have always been there every step of the way with any issue, big or small, and I really don’t think I would have done nearly as well as I did without their support and help.”



Jack Tibbitts

3D Design and Graphic Design A Levels, Business BTEC

“It has always been my long term goal to achieve a place studying a design based course at a leading university.  Through the incredible support of my lecturers, I have not only decided what course I want to study, but I have received an unconditional offer at a renowned university. This would not have been possible without building great relationships with my lecturers who in turn challenged me and pushed my work to higher standards. Andover College and their lecturers provide an impeccable platform, supporting you all the way to the next stage in life.”