“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.
I would also like to mention the 148 students who got three or more A*/Distinction*s - these results are truly exceptional and I know how hard you will have worked to achieve them.
I am equally proud of the achievements of 23 students who studied at the College for three years. They all started at Farnborough on a one year level 2 programme, as they did not have the required GCSE grades for level 3 study. Having successfully passed their level 2 courses, they then progressed onto studying level 3 courses over two years. These students have now achieved between them three Distinction*s, seven Distinction* Distinctions, three As and 12 Distinctions. I hope these brilliant results have enabled you to move on to the next steps in your journey, whatever they may be!
For those students going onto university, an astounding 95% of those placed (so far) have been accepted to their first choice university!
None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of our inspirational teaching staff and exceptional pastoral tutors, as well as all the support staff that make the College such a dynamic place in which to achieve success.
My best wishes go to each and every student today - well done!”