A year of hard work for students studying their English, maths and biology GCSEs at Farnborough College of Technology has paid off, as the College celebrates positive overall pass rates.
Students receiving their results include those who had retaken their exams following lower results from their grades in year 11 and adults who had not yet before achieved or passed GCSEs. As a result, a number of students are now celebrating improved grades and new qualifications, which for many will expand their opportunities and options for the future.
Principal CEO, Virginia Barrett, commented “In spite of the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, students have worked incredibly hard to improve their grades and achieve these well-deserved results. During lockdown students remained engaged and dedicated to their studies, which they continued successfully while effectively adapting to the ‘stay home – save lives’ guidelines. We are confident that these results will help them to excel in their next steps and wish them the best of luck with their future plans.”
Students were invited to the College’s campus on GCSE Results Day to collect their results and celebrate with family, classmates and teachers.
At the College, students starting a course without a grade 4 or above in English and maths have the opportunity to re-take their exams after a year of personalised support. This helps students finish college with the knowledge and qualifications needed for the workplace or university.
Students did exceptionally well in GCSE Maths, achieving a 100% pass rate (100% grades 4 to 9) for the higher tier, and a 99% pass rate (31% grades 4 to 9) for the foundation tier. In GCSE English Language, students achieved a pass rate of 99.5% (37% grades 4 to 9). The pass rate for GCSE Biology was 94% (88% grades 4 to 9).
Throughout results season the College has also been supporting GCSE students from local schools. School Leavers Advice Sessions are being held at the College to help students find the right course for their grades, whether they are better than expected or come with a few surprises. Anyone interested in finding out more about their options with Farnborough College of Technology should visit their website for more information at www.farn-ct.ac.uk.