Consistently outstanding A Level results and 100% pass rate year on year, regularly put Ffynone House in the top five schools and colleges in Wales.
Each year, more than 90% of A Level grades are in the A*- C range, with over 70% in the all important A*- B range, and more than a third of all grades since 2012 being A* or A.
At GCSE, attainment is very high across all disciplines and results are regularly at least 25% above the Welsh national average. Early entry GCSE students gain particularly high results.
We are extremely proud of our outstanding results, which are far in excess of the national average, especially as we are a non-selective school. The ‘added value’ to our pupils is particularly pleasing and demonstrates our commitment to ensuring a Ffynone House education enables all students to progress further than would normally be expected.
The Yellis and Alis systems for measuring pupil achievement are used by many UK schools and colleges. Devised and run by the Centre for Education and Monitoring at Durham University, these two systems set targets for individual students at GCSE (Yellis) and A-level (Alis), based on computer baseline assessments. These systems are highly respected and it is heartening that every year a significant number of our students exceed their target by at least one grade.
At Ffynone House, we set our own GCSE targets at a grade even higher than the Yellis predictions and still manage to exceed many of them. It is little wonder that outcomes at Ffynone House are rated as ‘outstanding’ by Estyn.
At A-level maintained our 100% pass rate for yet another year with excellent individual
performances. Over a third of all A-levels were graded A* or A. 56% passed at A*-B and a quarter of all entries exceeded personal targets as set by Alis tests in Year 12.
Our GCSE students also did well in this year’s examinations. With 44% of all exams being graded A*/A and 75% between A* and B, we are truly proud of their achievements. 91% of this year’s GCSE entrants met or exceeded their personal targets based on nationally recognised Yellis assessments, which set recent and demanding goals.
Students excelled again at A Level, with 55% A*-A, compared with 22.7% in Wales, and 25.8% in the UK overall. In mathematics and science 90% of grades were A*-B. Art students also performed well with an outstanding 100% A* grades.
The majority of students went on to their first choice Universities to study a range of subjects including Veterinary Science, Law, Economics, Mathematics and Sciences.
GCSE results were also impressive with over a quarter graded A*, and 55% A*-A, compared with 19.4% in Wales and 20.5% in the UK overall. GCSE Science results were notable again with 72.5% graded A*-A.
In addition, 64% of all entries met or exceeded their ‘Yellis’ targets set by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University.
At A Level, 94% of grades were A*- C, compared with 74% in Wales, and the UK national average of 77%. Students of English continued to impress with 100% again achieving A*-B. Science and Mathematics also featured very strongly with 85% of students achieving grades A*-B. Our A Level students have since gone on to their chosen fields in medical and other sciences, humanities, business and management, finance and the performing arts.
At GCSE, 97% of grades were A*-C, compared with 69% nationally. The majority of students take ten or more GCSEs, with a good range of subject choices, and are not required to study the Welsh Baccalaureate.
At A Level, 66% A*-A grades far exceeded the national average of 26%, with another 100% pass rate. Our 95% A*-C rate was also very impressive compared with 77% nationally.
At GCSE, 65% A*-A, was also outstanding, with an overall 94% A*-C grades. This far exceeded the national averages and is excellent compared with other schools in the area.
A Level students gained an impressive 100% pass rate with 72% A*-B, the all important required for University. Mathematics and languages featured prominently with A* grades, and five students achieved A and A* grades in all their subjects.
Despite a drop in national GCSE results, Ffynone House students continued on the path of excellence, with 96% A*-C and 67% A*-A grades.