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Exam Results

Farmor’s School has a strong history of helping students achieve academic success. Below is a summary of examination results.

Sixth Form

Farmor’s Sixth Form achieved results in the top 2% of all schools and colleges in England in both 2015 and 2016. The data below is for A Levels only as we do not offer Applied general or Tech Level qualifications. 2017 data is not yet available.

Measure                                  2016 result       England


A Levels

Progress score                         +0.35               0

Attainment (average points)       34.28              31.79

Average grade                           C+                  C+


GCSE re-sits

English GCSE re-sit progress      1.0*                 -0.1

Maths GCSE re-sit progress        0.1**               -0.13

* One student re-sat English and improved from a D to a C grade.
** Five students re-sat mathematics. Two secured the required C grade and three did not.

Destinations Post-18

The percentage of students who continued in education or training in 2016 was 66% and the percentage entering employment was 24%.



Attainment at GCSE is in the top 20% of schools nationally and is rising year-on-year.


Basics                                    2017     2016     2015     2014

C/4+ in Maths & English          80%      78%      73%      71%

5+ in Maths & English              56%     (first year of new measure)


Threshold                              2017     2016     2015     2014

5+ A*-C/9-4 inc. Eng/Math       74%      72%      70%      66%


Attainment 8                          2017     2016

Points                                     51.9  II  55.9

Please note that this measure cannot be compared year-on-year due to changes in the points awarded to each grade.


Progress 8                                          2016


2017 figure not yet available


English Baccalaureate                    2017     2016     2015     2014

EBacc attainment (C/4+)               50%      36%      32%       31%

EBacc attainment (C/5+)               42%

In 2017, 53% of students took the EBacc combination of subjects.


The table above provides information relating to the Government’s headline measures for GCSE results. The national performance tables provide further information.



The Basics measure indicates the proportion of students achieving a ‘standard pass’ grade (C/4) or 'strong pass' grade (5) in both English and Maths.

The Threshold measure shows the percentage of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grade C/4 or better. This is no longer a Government measure but is useful for comparing attainment over past years.

The Attainment 8 score is calculated by attributing a point score to each GCSE grade and adding the best 8 GCSE grades a student achieves together.

The Progress 8 score indicates whether students achieved more or less, on average, than the grades they were expected to achieve given their prior attainment (i.e. Year 6 SATS results). A score of +0.5 would indicate students, on average, achieve half a grade above expectation.

The EBacc attainment (English Baccalaureate) measure shows what percentage of students achieve C/4+ or 5+ grades in English, Maths, Science, either Geography or History and a foreign language. Students must take this combination of subjects to be included in the measure. Farmor’s School offer a free choice of subjects at GCSE and do not require students to take Geography, History or a foreign language as we believe that this is not suitable for all students.

The EBacc entry measure shows what proposition of students take the EBacc combination of subjects.

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Performance tables

More information about the school's examination performance can be found on the Government performance tables website.

A Level exam results

Find out more about the results achieved by Sixth Form students.


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