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Destinations

90% of our students gain a place at their first choice university. We have an excellent UCAS process which supports both students and parents to understand what is on offer and how to apply. We also regularly run trips to HE Conventions and Apprenticeship Fairs to ensure students are informed about all the choices open to them after A levels. 

Our students also gain places at Oxford, Cambridge, Medical School and on the most competitive courses at the most competitive universities. 

The University of Bristol have awarded us Aspiring Sixth Form status meaning all our students benefit from lower grade offers on all undergraduate courses at this prestigious university.

Other popular destinations include gap years, apprenticeships, drama schools, art colleges and employment. There is individual mentoring, advice and guidance whatever you choose to do next, so just ask. 

Farmor’s Sixth Form Progress, Destination and Retention Data

The Government has announced that it will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on test, assessments or exams for 2020 and 2021. What national comparison data there is to compare local sixth form provisions can be found here.

Popular university destinations continue to be Bristol, Manchester, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Cardiff, but also Oxford Brookes and Bath Spa. Usually between 60-80% of our Y13 and Y14 students make university applications. We also support students who have taken gap years and make applications after they have left us.

Popular fields of study recently have been: creative and artistic courses, the Sciences including Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry, Business and Economics, Education and Languages, including ones they had not studied before such as Italian and Japanese. 

Gap years have always been popular and we are always glad to support students in travelling and broadening their experiences after 13 years of academic study. 

Some students go straight into employment and our weekly careers newsletter opens up a plethora of opportunities locally and nationally to consider. Support with applications and interviews is always available.

Each year around 10% of our students take up various apprenticeships at local firms in the financial and creative sectors. Those choosing apprenticeships typically have grades ranging from A-D showing it is not a qualification level choice but a career choice.