Exam Results

Despite a second year of disrupted studies and exams not taking place in the usual way in 2021, our students received brilliant A level and vocational qualification results. 

Results were generated using Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) following a rigorous process which was ratified by the exam boards.

We are so proud of the resilience and focus which this wonderful cohort showed - their hard work resulted in a fantastic pass rate of 99.6% at A level.  Nationally, the A* to E pass rate was 99.5%.  A fabulous 40.9% of all A level grades were awarded at A* to A.  

Vocational results were equally impressive, with a 99.6% pass rate - 87.8% of students achieved high grades.


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, most exams and assessments did not take place in 2019/20 or 2020/21. As a result of this, 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.


Previous Results

Click for 2021 results by subject:

AS level        A level        Vocational

See below for past results by subject:

2020        2019        2018        2017