Posted on 17 August 2017
Outstanding A Level student, Jordan Briggs
The Guildford College Group were delighted with the significant increase in high grades for their A Level students at both Guildford College and Farnham Sixth Form College today. The A*-C pass rate was 80%, more than two full percentage points above the national average. With a total of 48 subject areas across the Group achieving a 100% pass rate and an overall pass rate of 98%, there was a lot to celebrate.
At Guildford College, outstanding results were achieved by Jordan Briggs, 21, from Bordon, who secured A*AA in Psychology, Law and Sociology and is moving on to Oxford University to study a degree in Law. Jordan hopes to eventually become a Human Rights Barrister and commented: “I’m really, really pleased, my results are even better than I could have expected! The support from the College, both personally and academically has been great and I couldn’t be happier!”
Thomas Edwards, 19, from Guildford, achieved A*BB in Business Studies, Law and Sociology and is looking for a university place to study either Business or Law through Clearing. Tom said: “The teachers have been outstanding, the best I’ve ever had. They’ve been so encouraging and committed to what they are teaching; they’ve supported me every step of the way.” Meanwhile, Sandhya Tiwari, 19, from Woking is planning a gap year to undertake some work experience before applying for a degree in medicine. Sandyha, who previously lived in Nepal, achieved AAA in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and commented: “I’m really excited, I just didn’t expect my results to be so good!”
At Farnham Sixth Form College, university awaits Catherine Bookham and Liam Trussler, who both secured their places with outstanding results. Catherine, 18, from Fleet, achieved A*ABB in 3D Architecture, Geography, Maths and Physics and will be moving on to study Architecture and Environmental Engineering at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Speaking about her achievement, Catherine said: “I’m so pleased with my results and that I got the grades I needed to get in to university. I really enjoyed my time at Farnham and I’d definitely recommend it to others.” Liam, 18, from Aldershot will be heading to St Mary’s University in Twickenham to study Strength and Conditioning after achieving AAB in Business, Psychology and Physical Education with the hope of becoming a Sports Coach.
Also celebrating on the day were Amy Rimmer and Edward Hartz, who following their exceptional results have both decided to take a gap year before moving on to university. Amy, 18, from Fleet achieved AAA in Maths, Biology and Chemistry and will be heading to York University next year to study Natural Sciences, before embarking on a career in scientific research. Edward, 17, from Alton, achieved A*AAB in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics will be taking a year out, where he intends to spend some time in Germany learning the language, before heading to university in 2018 to study Maths.
Principal Jacki Hughes commented: “I am delighted with the results our students have achieved at the Guildford College Group, particularly our high A*-C grades. This achievement at both Farnham Sixth Form College and Guildford College reflects our commitment to stretch and challenge our students and ensure that their exam results reflect the absolute best of their ability. It gives me great pleasure to see them achieve the successes that they deserve and be able to move on to the next exciting stage in their lives, whether that be continuing with their studies or beginning their chosen career. I would like to thank the outstanding staff at both Guildford and Farnham for their unfaltering dedication, enthusiasm and support for the young people we work with. We are all very proud of our students and we wish them every success for the future.”
Guildford College and Merrist Wood College still have places available through clearing on their Degree Level programmes starting in September, so any students looking for an alternative plan should contact the Colleges for further advice and support.