Farmor’s Sixth Form has been placed in the top 2% of state-funded schools and colleges across England for achievement at A Level on the Government’s headline ‘value added’ measure. This is the second year running that the Sixth Form has reached so high in the performance tables as it was also ranked as the fifth highest school or college in England in 2015.
The Government’s value-added approach to measuring Sixth Form performance looks at the results achieved at A Level compared to each student’s previous performance at GCSE. In this way schools and colleges can be measured fairly on the progress students make towards achieving the top grades.
Out of the 3244 state-funded colleges and school Sixth Forms in England which are included in the rankings, Farmor’s Sixth Form is in 62nd place. Our ranking has been very high for three years in a row and is testament to the culture we build in our Sixth Form. We are aware that our students are young adults and we treat them as such. We promote independence and allow students to make their own choices, but at the same time we have the support systems in place as a ‘safety net’ when they need them. When you couple that culture with incredibly high expectations and excellent subject teaching you achieve this level of success.