Student Outcomes and Progression Expand Updated November 2020 All our achievement rates are well above the national average. 89.5% on our Access to Higher Education Diploma Courses and 94% on other courses. 5 Access students have won the national Helena Kennedy award for the barriers they have overcome. The proportion of Merits and Distinctions on Access is 47%. As a result of coming to Fircroft, those who answered the J2 Research survey 2019/2020 agreed their course and the college helped them to: Pursue their goals and ambitions - 97% Socialise, work and communicate with others - 89% Protect themselves on-line and in real life - 6% Keep themselves physically and mentally well - 92% Our follow up survey shows: Of those who gave J2 Research a destination: 25% are now in paid employment 17% are now in further or higher education 9% are now in voluntary work 17 of our 30 current Access to Higher Education students came through our own programmes including Pre-Access. Nearly all Access to Higher Education achievers progress straight to university, usually to their first choice.