GCSE Results – Academic Year 2016/17
Students and staff celebrated together this morning with the release of the GCSE results for this year.
Individual stories of excellence and effort were rewarded with high grades and perhaps best reflected in the statistic that 10 different subjects achieved a 100% A* - C grade pass rate. As a direct result of this success across our curriculum, there was a significant increase in the number of A and A* grades achieved and amongst the smiles and laughter of celebration, the students were already looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead in our Sixth Form.
Mrs Nancekievill commented “It has been fantastic to witness such success amongst our students this morning and to see all their hard work pay off. The results are a great credit to the students, parents and teachers working together, this collective endeavour epitomises our school ethos."
A Level Results – Academic Year 2016/2017
Year 13 students really excelled themselves this year achieving fantastic A Level and BTEC results.
With the new structure of exams, students knew it was going to be tough. For the third year running our results have improved and armed with superb teaching and support, hard work and sheer determination, students were able to exceed expectations and achieve the grades needed for the next stage in their lives.
Chloe Batchford, who has been a pupil at Farringtons since the age of three, is delighted to have achieved an incredible 3 A* and is now looking forward to attending Birmingham University to study Medicine.
Deputy Head Girl, Elysia Hackett, winner of this year’s national Armourers and Brasier TATA Sixth Form Materials Prize for her science research, achieved 1 A*/2 As, and will now pursue her passion for science and join Glasgow University to study Veterinary Science.
Head Girl, Amy Dedman is also thrilled with her results of 3 As and is looking forward to joining Birmingham University to study Banking and Finance.
Other outstanding results came from our overseas boarding students Su Cheng (1 A*/2 As) joining UCL, Edwin Hu (1 A*/2 As) joining Loughborough and Howard Liu (1 A/ 2 Bs) off to Durham University. Excellent results from students whose first language is not English.
Dorothy Nancekievill, Head, commented, ‘It has been an absolute pleasure to watch these students mature into young adults in the last two years. I am delighted with the superb results they have achieved. They are a real credit to Farringtons, their families and themselves’.
GCSE Results – Academic Year 2015/16
Students Celebrate Fantastic GCSE Results
Students at Farringtons had every right to celebrate this morning as they collected their eagerly awaited GCSE results.
With the national average of A* - C grades falling to its lowest level of 66.9% since 2008, Farringtons is able to boast a significantly higher pass rate with 81% of students gaining five or more GCSEs or equivalent including English and Maths. The average points per candidate score rose by an impressive 21%.
Nationally, English GCSE results saw a dramatic decrease to 65.4% A* - C, but 99% of students who sat IGCSE English Language and/or Literature gained A* - C. The Creative Arts Department (Art, Ceramics, Food & Nutrition, Graphics and Resistant Materials) also had impressive results with 98% of students receiving A* - C.
As a wide ability school, Farringtons prides itself on teaching and supporting each student to reach their full potential and many students exceeded their grade expectations.
Head, Dorothy Nancekievill commented ‘It was a pleasure to see students receiving their grades this morning and I am delighted that the school results have improved significantly this year’.