Farlington A-Level results beat national average

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18 August 2022

Students at Farlington today celebrated exceptional A-Level examination results, with 45% of grades awarded to Farlington students being A*-A; beating the current national average for A*-A grades at A-Level (36.4%). 

Our Year 13 students were understandably excited to receive their long-awaited A-Level results this morning, and they were not disappointed. Impressively, 88% of Farlington students achieved at least one A or A* grade, whilst 81% of A-Level grades awarded to Farlington students were A*-B; 92% were A*-C; and the school celebrated a 100% pass rate. 

“We could not be more proud of our students' accomplishments, especially given that examinations last took place in 2019, and the last academic year has continued to present unprecedented challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic,” says Headmaster James Passam. “I am thrilled to see that, in comparison to the last three years in which public examinations took place, we have maintained our impressive academic performance, and even increased our A*-B grades. This is testament to the hard work and determination of our students and teachers, and the support of our parents and wider Farlington community.”

Many of these students will now go on to read a range of subjects at prestigious universities across the country, including University of the Arts London (Fashion/Design; Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding), University of Bath (Global Development & Economic Studies), University of Chichester (Childhood Studies with Therapeutic Play), University of East Anglia (Liberal Arts), Lancaster University (Biology & Psychology), Queen Mary University of London (Law), Royal Holloway University of London (Liberal Arts), University of Southampton (Biomed Sciences; Business Management; Fine Art) and University of Surrey (Mechanical Engineering; Veterinary Science).

“The great diversity in both degree subject choice and university destination is the embodiment of Farlington’s ethos in promoting and supporting each individual in their chosen pathway,” says Penny Hart, Head of Senior School. “I am delighted by how well this cohort has performed, having shown great resolve all year whilst leading the school in challenging times.”

Head Student Varsha Bongale, who joined Farlington School in Year 12, says, “I first considered Farlington when I was in Year 10 – I was looking for a smaller school than the one I was at before. At a bigger school you can easily hide in the background, and I didn’t want to do that. I have really appreciated the small class sizes at Farlington, and the fact that the teachers always go the extra mile – they’ve done a lot to help me get to where I am today. I’m very excited about starting university in September!”

As in previous years, whilst many of Farlington’s Year 13 students will now go to university, others have chosen to take a gap year, taking the time to build up their portfolio or gain work experience.

This is a time of significant growth for Farlington School, with recent investment into its Sixth Form Centre, the introduction of Design & Technology with a purpose-built workshop facility, and wider curriculum and timetable development supporting Farlington’s co-educational provision across the whole school from Reception through to Year 13.