In 2018, our fantastic students achieved a 99.1% pass rate! Almost a third of all A level grades were awarded at either A* or A, way above the national average, with 82.3% of A level taught courses graded A* to C. Our A level and vocational results put us in the top 10% of schools and colleges nationally.
Farnborough’s achievements, when looking at the Value Added (VA) figures, show that our students make outstanding progress from their starting point (the VA measurement analyses a student’s progress from their achievements at GCSE to their final A level grades).
The VA figures show that 1011 out of 4395 A levels were graded one grade higher when taken at the College than if they had been taken at a college or school sixth form achieving the national average.
Another way of looking at this is to say that students in average colleges who are working at the top of a grade would have achieved the next grade higher at Farnborough - for example, a student in another college working at a B+, would have achieved an A if they had come to us.
We are delighted that the hard work of our students and teachers has been recognised in the Department for Education’s A level performance measures. Post-16 educational institutions are now assessed by five distinct measures; progress, attainment, retention, English and maths as well as destinations. These new accountability headline measures aim to give a full picture of how colleges are performing, taking account of a variety of factors. A summary of the DfE performance measures can be seen below:
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See below for past results by subject: