College Performance

As a College our performance is ultimately measured by the successes and achievements of our students, and this is always about so much more than our excellent examination results.  This overview provides information on some of the key areas of our performance, but we hope that our website overall will give you a comprehensive understanding of the College and the achievements of our wonderful students.

Performance Tables

The Department for Education (DfE) publishes performance tables on all education providers of primary, secondary and 16-18 education. Post 16 providers are measured by progress, retention, English and Maths and student destinations. The performance tables also report on Ofsted judgements, finance data and other aspects of a school or college’s operation. As well as our recent Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ judgement, the performance measures further demonstrate the excellence of our results at Godalming.  

Above Average 0.22

A Level Progress Score (Value Added): This is an analysis of how much progress students make from their prior attainment at GCSE to their final outcomes at A Level:   

Our A Level Progress Score of 0.22 means that Godalming students, on average, achieve one fifth of a grade higher than expected. As Ofsted state: ‘The proportion of students who make better than expected progress is very high’.

For more information about the DfE Performance Tables click here

Godalming College individual page click here

Comparison Tables click here

Student Progression

Enabling students to successfully progress after Godalming is a key priority for us.

We take pride in supporting students with their applications to their chosen destination, whatever it may be. In addition to a coordinated approach to progression in Personal Tutorial sessions we also run a bespoke 'Future Fridays' programme to help students understand all progression options. As a result, students leave Godalming with confidence and optimism about the future. 

We are particularly proud of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data which demonstrates that the education and all-round experience that students have at Godalming is excellent preparation for success at degree level.

Degree Classification 1st Class and 2:1
Godalming College  90.1%
Sixth Form Colleges 80.5%
Independent Schools 88.6%
State Schools 79.9%

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), graduates 2022

“Very many students from Godalming College go onto to gain first class or 2 (i) degrees.” Ofsted 2019


We are very proud of the achievements all our students and have a strong track record of consistently high results. Here are some of the highlights from the 2023 exam results.

A Levels

  • The A level pass rate at 99.2%
  • The A*-B pass rate at 62.5%
  • The A*-C grade rate at A Level is 83.8%

BTEC Level 3

  • BTEC Extended Diploma Pass Rate 100% Distinction*-Merit: 100%
  • BTEC Diploma (2 A Level Equivalent) Pass Rate 100% Distinction*-Merit – 94.9%
  • BTEC Extended Certificate (1 A Level Equivalent) Pass Rate 100% Distinction*-Merit – 87.7%

Ofsted 2019

In December 2019 Godalming College was inspected on the new Education Inspection Framework and was found to be OUTSTANDING.  We are the first specialist Sixth Form provider in the country to be awarded outstanding under the new framework and the first College in the South East region to retain its Outstanding status against this and previous frameworks.

Some highlights from the inspection are as follows:
“Students thrive in the atmosphere of industrious learning that leaders and staff have created.” 
“Students greatly enjoy their time at college and relish their education.”
“Trustees, leaders, managers and staff have very high expectations of their students.  They have developed an outstanding culture in the college, which concentrates strongly on learning and developing students’ independent learning skills.”
“Students are strongly motivated to learn.” 
“Disadvantaged students and those with special educational needs/and or disabilities (SEND) receive useful support both within class and from specialist support teachers.”
“Almost all students know how to improve as a result of the clear and effective feedback they receive from their teachers.”
“Students benefit from useful and informative careers advice that helps them decide their next steps after college.”
• “…..students benefit greatly from the newly introduced ‘+Enrichment' programme. They enjoy their learning and understand how their extra study enhances their career prospects.”

"Most students progress onto their first choice of university or specialist College"

Ofsted December 2019

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