Academy stu­dents in record-break­ing year

School cel­e­brates re­sults with A-level grades at an all-time high

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Han­nah Raven han­nah.raven@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

HARE­FIELD Academy sixth form pupils are cel­e­brat­ing a stel­lar year and their best A-level re­sults yet.

Stu­dents achieved a record-break­ing num­ber of A*-C grades, at both AS (lower sixth form) and A-level.

Mark Poul­ter, prin­ci­pal of the school in North­wood Way, said: “It’s a very pleas­ing set of re­sults and a real credit to both stu­dents and staff for all their hard work.”

The high­est num­ber of stu­dents achieved places at univer­sity this year, smash­ing all pre­vi­ous records.

Some no­table high achiev­ers in­clude Amelia Welling­ton, whose A and two Bs earned her a place at Ex­eter Univer­sity to study phi­los­o­phy and so­ci­ol­ogy.

Deb­o­rah Fashakin got an A*, A, and B and has gained a place at Birm­ing­ham Univer­sity to study law.

Shub­ham Kapoor at­tained two As and one B and has been awarded a place at the Univer­sity of Birm­ing­ham to study chem­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing with in­ter­na­tional and in­dus­trial study, and Bobby Moore scored with an A*, A and two Bs, and will be go­ing to Queen Mary Univer­sity to read mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary his­tory.

The academy is a sports spe­cial­ist school and Sport­ing Ex­cel­lence stu­dents also got great re­sults.

Ayrton Ja­cob­son achieved an as­tound­ing dou­ble dis­tinc­tion*, an A* in busi­ness stud­ies and an A in ex­tended project.

He has earned a place at the CASS Busi­ness School (Univer­sity of Lon­don), one of the most revered univer­sity busi­ness schools in the world.

Stephen Robin­son, from the Bas­ket­ball Pro­gramme, has also achieved nu­mer­ous dis­tinc­tions and will be go­ing to Lough­bor­ough Univer­sity to study sport man­age­ment.

Ab­bots­field School The over­all pass rate for he boys’ school in Clifton Gar­dens, Hilling­don, was 99 per cent A*-E and 65 per cent A*-C.

Head teacher Mark Bland aid: “We are re­ally pleased with the re­sults, es­pe­cially s all the boys have re­ceived on­fir­ma­tion of univer­sity places.”

Barn­hill Com­mu­nity High Stu­dents from Barn­hill, in Hayes, pro­duced a bril­liant set of A-level exam re­sults.

A fan­tas­tic 33 per cent of all grades were awarded A* and A, beat­ing last year’s record and sur­pass­ing the na­tional av­er­age of 26 per cent.

The over­all pass rate was just un­der 99 per cent.

Bish­op­shalt School Bish­op­shalt achieved a com­bined A-level and BTEC pass rate of 99 per cent.

Ai­hem Jo­har and for­mer head boy Zaid Al­safi both achieved three A* grades and will be go­ing to Ox­ford and Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don (UCL) re­spec­tively, both to study medicine.

Bishop Ram­sey School At Bishop Ram­sey, 83 per cent of stu­dents gained A*-C grades.

Alas­tair Poole, who is look­ing for­ward to study­ing nat­u­ral sciences at Durham Univer­sity, and Paul Ack­ers both achieved three A* grades.

Vic­to­ria Fis­chbacher will start her so­ci­ol­ogy and pol­i­tics course at Cam­bridge Univer­sity in Septem­ber af­ter gain­ing two A*s and one A.

Bethany Harle and Emily Stokes also got two A* grades and one A. Emily is go­ing to Cardiff to study medicine.

Soon-to-be Bath stu­dent Jonathan Hal­ford joined John Nel­son in achiev­ing an A* and two A grades and Aaron Walker walked away with a very im­pres­sive triple A grade re­sult.

The Douay Mar­tyrs School The school, in Ed­in­burgh Drive, Ick­en­ham, achieved an over­all pass rate of 99 per cent.

No­table per­for­mances in­clude Maria Denisuk (A*, A*, A, A, B), who will now study com­puter sci­ence at UCL, Jake Lam­bert (A*, A, A), who will now study pol­i­tics and phi­los­o­phy at the Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics, and Cristina Pus­cas (A*, A, A), who will now study eco­nom­ics at UCL.

Hare­field Academy The Hare­field Academy achieved its best ever A-level re­sults, with a 100 per cent pass rate at A2 and its largest num­ber of A* to C grades at both AS and A2 level.

Prin­ci­pal Mark Poul­ter said: “It’s a very pleas­ing set re­sults and a real credit to h stu­dents and staff for all ir hard work.” A record num­ber of dents from Year 13 have ieved places at univer­sity s year, smash­ing all vi­ous records.

Har­ling­ton School rling­ton School is ebrat­ing a marked prove­ment in A-level re­sults. tu­dents achieved a 98 per t pass rate. The vast ma­jor­ity of sixth m stu­dents gained places at ir pre­ferred uni­ver­si­ties and now go­ing to a wide range ed­u­ca­tional es­tab­lish­ments, ud­ing a num­ber of the sti­gious Rus­sell Group of iver­si­ties. Har­ling­ton stu­dents have o ven­tured to uni­ver­si­ties rseas this year, with Afifa tt and Avan­nit Sidhu fly­ing to France and Canada at­tend Univer­sité Paris es­cartes and Kwantlen niver­sity re­spec­tively. Head teacher Liz Hor­ri­gan aid: “It is a tes­ta­ment to all he hard work on the part f all stu­dents and staff that ur young men and women have achieved such strong esults, and we wish all of hem ev­ery suc­cess in their future life­long learn­ing.”

n BRIGHT FU­TURES: Hare­field Academy stu­dents look pleased with their A-level re­sults

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■ PASS MASTERS: (From far left) Happy stu­dents from Barn­hill Com­mu­nity High School, Hare­field Academy and Har­ling­ton School

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