Posted on 02 September 2009
Students were back at Farnham College on Thursday (20 August) to collect their A level results. For many of them, university now beckons.
Outstanding achiever Daniel Kirkbride , who obtained 4 A grades in A Level Maths, Chemistry, Economics and Geography and is going to Bath to study Economics, said he was proud and pleased that all the revision had paid off.
Anna Tindall , who achieved three A grades in A Level French, Spanish and Psychology, is heading to Cardiff University to study French and Spanish. She said: “My time at Farnham has been amazing and a great experience full of really nice people.”
Beth Dawes , with three A grades in A Level Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry, is taking a gap year to do volunteering in Swaziland before taking up a place at Durham. She described her results as “the best feeling ever!”
Hazel Simpson , who obtained A grades in A Level Chemistry, Geography and Maths, was “very pleased” to be going on to Cardiff to do a Geology degree.
Katie Loyd was thrilled to attain more points than she needed to study her first choice, a BA in Chinese and Korean at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, with grade As in Sociology, Media Studies and Film Studies.
Fred Carter , the Director of Farnham Sixth Form College, said: “Students at Farnham consistently achieve more than their prior attainment indicates they should, and our value added record puts us in the top bracket of sixth form colleges nationally, as recognised by the recent Ofsted Inspection. Farnham's student-centred approach is producing a consistently high performance year on year, demonstrating our commitment to empowering students to succeed."
Following their recent inspection, Ofsted said: “Students at Farnham College make outstanding progress at A Level.”
17 out of 26 A Level subjects achieved 100% pass rates, including English Literature and English Language, Further Maths, Art, Photography, Media Studies, Business Studies, Law, Geography and Physics.
In addition to its A Level achievements, the College also produced impressive results in its vocational/BTEC courses, including Child Care, Health and Social Care, Media Studies, Business Studies, Sport and ICT, with a high proportion of students achieving distinction grades.
David Horner , who achieved a distinction in his BTEC in Media Studies, said: “It feels absolutely amazing to finally get my results, I’ve had a great time at Farnham and now I’m off to Leeds to study Cinema and Photography.”
There were some equally outstanding AS exam results, which are taken by students at the end of their first year. Josh Wreford got four As in Maths, Further Maths, Economics, ICT and Design and Technology. Budding scientist Oli Cummin, who obtained grade As in AS Biology, Chemistry and Physics, was extremely pleased and is looking at studying medicine next year.
Farnham Sixth Form College has experienced a 26% growth in enrolments in the past two years, and places for 2009-10 are filling up fast. Call for enquiries. The College is open for new enrolments from Tuesday, 1 September and teaching starts from Wednesday, 9 September.