Students at Farmor’s Sixth Form celebrated another fantastic year of A level results this morning. The purpose-built Learning Resource Centre where they spent silent studious hours bubbled with excitement and delighted laughter as they collected their results. Staff came in the share the moment and offer congratulations. After two years of working closely together in such small classes, the pleasure of success is certainly mutually shared. Although several of the Sixth Form spaces are currently closed off for the refurbishment of our new social study and café areas, this did not stop students staying to share the celebrations as well as their plans for the future. Many are now busy packing for university, whilst others are starting apprenticeships and training or heading off across the globe on adventurous gap years.
Despite the new tougher A levels, the percentage of A/A* grades have gone up again this year by almost ten percent. Equally pleasing are the upward trends of grades at A*-B (55%) as well as the overall pass rate at over 99%. Students who had earned places on the most competitive courses were delighted to have ‘made the grade’ and had their places confirmed. Many students were thrilled to have done better than they expected.