Excellence in teaching at Farnborough
Posted on 21 February 2017

Students at Farnborough made the most progress from their starting points

Tables recently published by the Department for Education (DfE) confirm that The Sixth Form College Farnborough is an outstanding choice when considering post 16 study. National ‘value-added’ data from the DfE show that A level students at the College, sitting exams in the summer of 2016 made the most progress from their starting points (value added) than students in any other college in Hampshire or neighbouring Berkshire and Surrey.

Students on average achieved a value added score of 0.2. This means that at Farnborough the equivalent of 375 students gained one grade higher than they would have done if they had attended a college or school sixth form achieving the national average. The results are particularly impressive because Farnborough has the largest entry of A level students in the country with exceptional retention on courses as well as being one of the least selective of any educational institution in the area.

You might wonder what the secret to this success is?  Firstly the credit goes to our dedicated and talented students, who work so hard and thrive in an environment rich with opportunities to develop their abilities and skills.  Of course we must also acknowledge our innovative and accomplished staff who help build that environment and create the ethos of high expectation and academic rigour, which leads to these nationally impressive results.

Principal of The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Simon Jarvis, commented: “These results are the product of a lot of work and dedication by both our wonderful students and our skilful and dedicated staff. I am so proud that Farnborough continues to improve year on year in terms of the value we are adding and we will work hard to maintain this in an increasingly challenging educational landscape."