Wait is fi­nally over for re­lieved stu­dents

Smiles all round for those col­lect­ing A level re­sults

Harefield Gazette - - A LEVELS - by Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THERE were smil­ing faces at sixth form cam­puses around west Lon­don on Thurs­day Au­gust 18 as ner­vous stu­dents opened their A level re­sults.

In Hilling­don, many stu­dents were cel­e­brat­ing exam suc­cess in­clud­ing one Ruis­lip teen who had se­cured his spot at Ox­ford Univer­sity.

Sa­muel Par­ritt-Gell, from Queens­mead School, will be study­ing phi­los­o­phy, pol­i­tics and eco­nom­ics at Je­sus Col­lege next year af­ter he scored out­stand­ing grades of two As and an A*.

He said: “I have thor­oughly en­joyed my time at Queens­mead, both the aca­demic and so­cial side, and although I am sad to be leav­ing I am ex­cited about the next stage of my aca­demic jour­ney.”

Over­all at Queens­mead, 99 per cent passed their A lev­els and 55 per cent achieved A* to B grades.

Uxbridge High School were cel­e­brat­ing af­ter 98 per cent of stu­dents reached A* to E grades and 40 per cent got marks of A* to B.

The school also re­ceived spec­tac­u­lar grades in art with 100 per cent of pupils achiev­ing A* to B.

One of the school’s high­est fly­ers, Sathu­son Si­valin­garasa was de­lighted with his A,A, B grades.

The 18-year-old said: “I’m happy. I was wor­ry­ing last night.

“I’m go­ing for a meal with my friends to cel­e­brate.

“I’m not sure what I want to do yet [as a ca­reer].

“I’m keep­ing an open mind.”

Sathu­son will be start­ing a de­gree in civil engi­neer­ing at the Univer­sity of Sur­rey at the end of Septem­ber.

North­wood School also had plenty to cheer about af­ter 100 per cent of stu­dents passed in both A level and vo­ca­tional cour­ses for the third year in a row.

The sixth form at Swake­leys School, in Hilling­don, was also de­lighted at their re­sults af­ter 20 sub­jects re­ceived 100 per cent A* to C.

Samira Mous­som was a high­light for the school af­ter she achieved straight As in psy­chol­ogy, so­ci­ol­ogy, busi­ness stud­ies and French, de­spite sit­ting her A lev­els a year early.

Stock­ley Academy saw 49 per cent of its stu­dents reach­ing A* to B grades, which is a 12 per cent in­crease on last year.

n HAPPY FACES: (Clock­wise from above) Atiyya Khan and Shadale Miller; Baljoyt Man­gat; Sathu­son Si­valin­garasa; and Do­minic San­ta­maria

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