Exam Results

Following an unprecedented year in 2020, our brilliant students received their A level and vocational qualification results. 

Despite the College closure on the 20 March 2020 and the cancellation of summer exams due to the global pandemic, our students achieved a fantastic A level pass rate of 99.7%, with 88% achieving grades A* to C!  An amazing 35.4% of all A level grades were awarded at the top grades of A* and A. 

Vocational results are equally impressive, with a 99.8% pass rate.  80.3% of students studying vocational courses achieved high grades, a wonderful achievement. 


2019 Value Added 

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. 


Department for Education's Performance Measures

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.  


Previous Results

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