Exam Results

“Firstly and most importantly, congratulations to all our students who received their results today.  As the Principal of the College, I am extremely proud of these results.  They should be read in the context of the fact that this cohort of students had a truncated end to their GCSEs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  They then did not know whether they would be sitting formal exams or not and this led to high levels of anxiety.  It also created extra work for teachers who were unsure of whether they were preparing students for exams or for Teacher Assessed Grades. 

Despite all of this, our students have achieved truly outstanding results.  I would like to pay tribute to their resilience and hard work.  All of these experiences, good and bad, will have equipped our students with the necessary skills to meet the demands of a changing world with confidence and self-belief.

Our students achieved an amazing 99.4% pass rate in their A levels, with 46.2% of students gaining A* to A - a fantastic achievement!  These results put us in the top 1% of national providers for A level outcomes.

Vocational results were equally impressive - students achieved a 95.6% pass rate, with 77.9% of them gaining high grades."

Principal, Catherine Cole on Results Day 2022


Value Added and Performance Measures

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 1,076 out of 4,830 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.  For vocational qualifications, this figure is 123 out of 212. 

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.  For vocational subjects, this would mean a student in another college working at a high Distinction would have achieved a Distinction* if they had studied at Farnborough. 

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.  

Please note, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government did not publish school or college level results data in 2020 or 2021. The VA and performance measures data above covers the period 2018/2019.  As soon as the 2022 data is released, we will update this page.


Previous Results

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