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Activate Learning's Farnham College students celebrate A Level success

Posted on 17 August 2020
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Farnham College would like to congratulate the 93 students who passed their A Level qualifications this year with a 96% pass rate at the college. 

Farnham College’s law department had a 100% pass rate, 6% above the national average. mathematics students also secured a 100% pass rate, 5.4% above the national average. Creative arts subjects excelled with 76% of photography and 72% of art and design students securing A* to B grades.  

Eleven of the fifteen A Level subjects at Farnham College secured pass rates above the national average with the majority of subjects securing a 100% pass rate at the college. 

Sally Dicketts CBE, Chief Executive of Activate Learning, said: “I am delighted to see that so many of our students have succeeded and achieved some fantastic results this year and I’m thrilled to say that across Activate Learning our overall pass rate is up on last year.  

“I think this year has highlighted how important it is to apply yourself from day one and remain focused throughout your studies, and for those students that did this their efforts have been rewarded today.  

“As with every year, there are always some people that feel unhappy with the grades they’ve received, regardless of the special conditions that we’ve found ourselves in this year because of COVID.  

“We will support those students however we can to ensure that they are able to achieve the things they want and realise their ambitions.” 

Zoe Wakeling was the college’s top performer, achieving two A* grades in English literature and mathematics, as well as a A in history. She will now take up an offer from Leeds University where she will study history.  

Zoe said: “I woke up this morning and saw that I had got into university and my first thought was brilliant, I am in! 

“My teachers were fab at college and I was really happy with all the support I received. I’m so excited to be starting university in September.”

Ellen Andrews achieved A grades in English language and sociology and a B in geography. She will be studying geography at Gloucestershire University. 

Ellen said: “I am happy with my results and I was lucky that I had an unconditional offer. The college did everything they could and I am so happy I got in and I’ve got to where I want to be. I would like to thank my tutors for providing me with the opportunity to learn and in particular, James Jagger, my geography teacher for his support in times of need, especially over the last few months.  

“I would recommend Farnham College to others as it provides a great and friendly learning environment and it was very inclusive and diverse!” 

Farnham College teaches a wide range of A Levels including mathematics, psychology, physics and law as well as vocational diplomas ranging from art and design, business, creative media, health and social care, and performing arts. Additionally, our extensive network of business partners means that we provide outstanding apprenticeship opportunities. 

The college is offering information, advice and guidance to anyone who is unsure as to what to do next after their A Levels. More information is available at

01252 71 69 88

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