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A Level Results Day 2020

Today our students are celebrating their A Level results and securing plans for the future.

Despite the disruption to their final year of college, many students are celebrating the plans that their results have now secured, having been accepted on to university courses and apprenticeships across the country.

Students were invited to the campus one last time to collect certificates and share their experiences with teachers and classmates. A Level student Sophie (pictured above) was overcome with joy as she discovered she had achieved A*, A, A. She is now looking forward to studying at the Royal Holloway University this September.

Reflecting on this year’s results, Principal CEO, Virginia Barrett, commented “We are proud of our students who will have had to work exceptionally hard through these challenging times, with this year’s results having created more anticipation than ever before. During lockdown our students were even more engaged with their studies. Today’s results are a just-reward for their hard work and commitment to the ‘stay home – save lives’ guidelines that were followed so effectively.”

I would like to remind students receiving their results today, that by adapting to the changes caused by the pandemic they will have achieved more than these results alone. Over these past few months, they will have been developing a number of valuable skills, from flexibility and self-motivation, to skills using technology. These we are confident will benefit them strongly in their future careers and endeavours. I wish all students the very best in their next steps.”

Many students are progressing to university-level courses and apprenticeships this September, at both University Centre Farnborough and institutions across the country.

Elizabeth studied A Level Geography, Maths and Physics. She was delighted to receive grades A*, A, B and has secured a place to study Physics at the Royal Holloway University.

She told us: “I’m really going to miss the brilliant teachers and all the fun I’ve had with my friends here for the past two years.”

Michael studied A Level Chemistry, Maths and Physics. He will now be studying Pharmacy at Keele University this September having achieved B, C, D.

He told us: “The one thing I learned here is that the teachers are here to push you through and will really help you as long as you put in the work.”

For students whose results have created uncertainty, the College is providing additional support and guidance for their options. 

Assistant Principal, Emma Watkin, commented “Well done to all of our students receiving their results today. This year has come with unprecedented changes that students have overcome. We are delighted by the many excellent results received and hope that students feel confident in moving on to the next part of their journey. I would also like to thank our dedicated staff who have helped to support students through these times and quickly adapted to new ways of teaching.”

School Leavers are reminded that there is still time to apply to study A Levels with us this September. More information can be found here.

For students at Farnborough and beyond receiving their results, degree places are still available at University Centre Farnborough via Clearing or online.