Farnham College students are celebrating today after collecting their A Level results.
The college was delighted to see a 3% increase in those achieving A* – C grades compared to the last results before the pandemic in 2018/19.
Eleven of the 15A level subjects at Farnham College achieved pass scores above the pre-pandemic national average, with 10 out of 15 subjects achieving 100% pass scores.
Farnham College’s Faculty of Art and Design has maintained a 100% pass rate for the second year running, with 77% of students achieving A*-B grades. English Literature students also secured a 100% pass mark, both subjects 2% above the national average.
Activate Learning Deputy Chief Executive Cheri Ashby said: “I would like to congratulate everyone who passed their A Levels today and got the grades they need to move on to the next stage of their chosen career.
“I know there are tons of students with offers from some of the best universities in the country and I’m incredibly proud of all the hard work they’ve put in over the past two years to get where they are.
“What our students have achieved today is nothing short of amazing given the disruptions they have experienced in their education during the pandemic. They have demonstrated an incredible level of resilience and dedication to their studies.
“Unfortunately, there will be some of our students who did not do as well as expected today. As for those students, we will work with them to find a solution and make sure they can progress to what they want to do.
“We will also be offering our support to students from other schools and colleges who may not have done as well as expected, as we want every young person to reach their full potential.”
Farnham College’s most successful student, Isabella Woake, achieved two A*s and an A in 3D design, graphics and photography respectively and is now off to Gloucestershire University to study architecture.
Isabella said: “I am delighted with my results, all the hard work has paid off! It’s a big burden and I’m really excited to get into my best university. I thank all my teachers at Farnham College, whose faith and encouragement to work hard helped me achieve my dream. Farnham is a great place to study, I loved every minute of it!”
Student Imogen Daly achieved A* in Law, A in Sociology and a * in BTEC Psychology, meaning she is delighted to accept an offer to study law at the University of Exeter
Imogen said: “I am so delighted to be able to accept an offer to study law at such a prestigious university. I worked really hard and my teachers were behind me all the way.”
Student Mati Merczynski was delighted to learn that he will be attending his first Liverpool John Moores University with his girlfriend Amber Mundy to study psychology after gaining an A* in sociology.
The mother said: “I’m delighted to be able to accept my place at my first choice university and delighted to be able to go with my girlfriend! I’ve been up since 5am waiting for the results and now we’re off to London to celebrate!”
Nathan McCarthy achieved an A* in 3D design and is now ready to accept his offer of a place to study architecture at Canterbury University of Creative Arts.
Nathan said: “I’m really pleased with my results after all the hard work I’ve put in. I’ve enjoyed my time at Farnham College and I’m really excited for what the future holds.”
Thomas Barnsdale is delighted to accept a place at King’s Holloway College, Egham to study Geography.
Thomas, who achieved a B/B/C in photography, 3D design and geography, said: “It’s always been my dream to go to university and I’m delighted and relieved to have got the grades I needed to get into the top choices. . I want to be a town planner and thanks to Farnham College I can make my dream come true!”
Head of Farnham College, Neil Brooks said: “This is an important event for our students today as they collect their results for the first time ever!
“I am so proud of every student who is able to start taking the next steps because of the work they have put in over the last 2 years.
“It was not easy at all, but the motivation, energy and resilience shown by the students was truly fantastic.
“It is these qualities and attributes that will ensure they are successful in their next steps.”
Farnham College teaches a wide range of A levels including maths, psychology, English, physics, geography and sociology, as well as professional degrees ranging from art and design, business, creative media, health and social care and performing arts.
In addition, our extensive network of business partners means we offer excellent training opportunities.
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