Stu­dents’ A game


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IT WAS the day stu­dents were ea­gerly await­ing – or dread­ing. Across west Lon­don on Thurs­day Au­gust 17, A level pupils found out their re­sults.

Uxbridge Col­lege

100% of stu­dents at Uxbridge Col­lege achieved passes in 10 out of 14 sub­jects, with 70% achiev­ing A* to C grades.

Vice prin­ci­pal for stan­dards and cur­ricu­lum, Dar­rell DeSouza, com­mented: “It is ex­cel­lent news to have such a great set of per­for­mances es­pe­cially with higher level grades A*-C – con­grat­u­la­tions to all our stu­dents.

“The col­lege has been a long es­tab­lished and strong provider of A-lev­els and con­tin­ues to of­fer an in­clu­sive, nur­tur­ing and sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment that al­lows a very di­verse range of stu­dents to de­velop their learn­ing skills and thrive, where they might not oth­er­wise have, be that at school or other col­lege.

“It’s good to see that stu­dents ac­tively se­lect Uxbridge Col­lege as their first choice for these rea­sons.

“The in­di­ca­tions are that the strong set of high grade re­sults this year will be re­flected in our ‘value added’ fig­ures when these are pub­lished over the next few weeks.”

Sara Bashiri was their top per­form­ing stu­dent, achiev­ing A* grades in bi­ol­ogy, chem­istry and maths.

She will be head­ing to Ex­eter Univer­sity to study medicine.

North­wood Sixth Form

Stu­dents achieved a 100% pass rate in both A level and vo­ca­tional cour­ses.

Head­teacher Mark An­der­son said: “This has been a fan­tas­tic group of stu­dents who have worked hard and thor­oughly de­serve their suc­cess. They have been sup­ported by our fan­tas­tic staff and their car­ing par­ents.I am im­mensely proud of them.

“It is great to see our stu­dents achiev­ing re­sults above the na­tional av­er­age. It is es­pe­cially pleas­ing to see 71% of our stu- dents gain­ing the high­est grades in ei­ther A level or vo­ca­tional cour­ses.”

The ma­jor­ity of stu­dents who ap­plied to univer­sity have been ac­cepted onto their cho­sen cour­ses.

One stu­dent, Ibrahim Fahmi is go­ing on to study law at Not­ting­ham Univer­sity.

He said: “It’s al­ways been my am­bi­tion to study this de­gree and I’d like to thank all my teach­ers for help­ing me to re­alise it!”

Queens­mead School

Teach­ers at Queens­mead are con­grat­u­lat­ing five boys who be­tween them achieved 18 A*s.

Khalid Aleem, David Grao­vac and Raj Mehta have all been ac­cepted into Cam­bridge Univer­sity.

Head­teacher Rhona John­ston said: “I am so very proud of the three boys.

“They have worked ex­cep­tion­ally hard through­out their school ca­reers. They would not have achieved this with­out the sup­port of their par­ents and teach­ers.”

Khalid Aleem achieved a to­tal of 5 A* grades (maths, fur­ther maths, fur­ther ad­di­tional maths, chem­istry and physics).

Michael Trant achieved 2 A* grades and 1 A (maths, fur­ther maths and physics).

David Grao­vac achieved 4 A* grades and 1 A (maths, fur­ther maths, physics, chem­istry and com­put­ing).

Raj Mehta achieved 4 A* grades (maths, fur­ther maths, physics and chem­istry).

Howard Hall-Benn achieved 3 A* grades (maths, fur­ther maths and physics).

Har­ling­ton School

The school is cel­e­brat­ing an­other ex­cel­lent

year for A Lev­els with a 10% in­crease in higher grades.

On top of this, more than 30% of its stu­dents are go­ing on study at Rus­sell Group uni­ver­si­ties.

Here are some words from a cou­ple of top achiev­ers.

Alex Da Cam­era, who achieved an A*, B and C grade, said: “I’m over the moon to have been ac­cepted into Ex­eter Univer­sity to study ge­og­ra­phy. I left Har­ling­ton in year 12 to study else­where and this turned out to be a ter­ri­ble de­ci­sion.

“I missed the sup­port of the staff and the com­mu­nity of the school. I re­turned in year 13 to study for my A lev­els and it was like com­ing home.

“It was the best de­ci­sion I could have made and helped me achieve my goal of univer­sity that was pre­vi­ously un­reach­able. My ul­ti­mate goal is to be­come a pi­lot. I’d like to thank Har­ling­ton staff for their ded­i­ca­tion to my ed­u­ca­tion.”

Keanna Kem­p­isty, who achieved three A grades, said: “I’m so ex­cited to be go­ing to study Eco­nom­ics at Sur­rey Univer­sity. Har­ling­ton staff have been so sup­port­ive in help­ing me achieve this goal de­spite set­backs. I’m look­ing for­ward to the next chap­ter in my life.”

Charles Jef­feries, as­sis­tant head­teacher, sixth form, said: “Our stu­dents have coped com­mend­ably well with the na­tional changes to A Lev­els, and we were de­lighted to see the smiles and cel­e­bra­tions this morn­ing!”

Head­teacher Liz Hor­ri­gan added: “We are once again de­lighted and ex­tremely proud of our stu­dents. It has been a real plea­sure to sup­port them on their ed­u­ca­tional jour­neys and we wish all of them the very best for their fu­tures.”

Uxbridge High School

100% of stu­dents achieved exam suc­cess with Span­ish be­ing one of the top per­form­ing sub­jects as all stu­dents achieved grades A*- B.

Head of sixth form Mag­gie Bar­ber said: “Well done to all sixth form stu­dents at Uxbridge High School, whose hard work has paid off and have achieved fan­tas­tic re­sults.

“We are in­cred­i­bly proud and de­lighted to see them progress as adults into univer­sity, ap­pren­tice­ships or the world of work.”

Ella Ebanks, Kim­ran Kalal and Ar­jola Idrizi are some of the high fly­ing stu­dents, all achiev­ing grades of A*, A and B.

All vo­ca­tional stu­dents passed their cour­ses with 93% of stu­dents achiev­ing D* or DD* in ICT and 79%.

Rhys Pearce, Laura Davey and Ja­grag Pa­hal all achieved the high­est grade of DD * in busi­ness stud­ies and Aisha McPher­son, Sanah Sacranie and Sanije Syle­j­mani se­cured DD * in per­form­ing arts.

North­wood Col­lege for Girls

The col­lege is cel­e­brat­ing a 100% pass rate this year.

Head mis­tress Jac­qua­lyn Pain said: “With over 30% of our girls achiev­ing at least two A* - A grades, our ex­cel­lent re­sults are a true tes­ta­ment to the ex­cep­tion­ally high stan­dard of a North­wood Col­lege for Girls ed­u­ca­tion and the ef­fec­tive­ness of our for­ward-think­ing teach­ing tech­niques and ap­proach.

“Our girls have worked so very hard and I am proud of each and ev­ery one of them.

“I am equally proud and thank­ful for the ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment that is demon­strated year af­ter year by our ex­cep­tional teach­ers.”

The math­e­mat­ics depart­ment ex­celled with 100% of the fur­ther math­e­mat­ics exam re­sults re­ceiv­ing grade A*. There was a num­ber of suc­cess sto­ries: Nana Owusu-Addo, 18 gained three A*s and plans to head to the Univer­sity of Ox­ford to read chem­istry, she said: “I am ab­so­lutely de­lighted with my re­sults and so very re­lieved and grate­ful to North­wood Col­lege”

Izzy Seale, 18, also achieved three A*s and is plan­ning to study a maths de­gree.

“I am so happy, I can­not be­lieve it is over and I am so grate­ful to my school for my re­sults,” she com­mented.

Head girl Mala Pan­dit, 18, plans to head to Durham Univer­sity af­ter achiev­ing two A*s and one A, she said: “I am so happy and re­lieved!”

Bish­op­shalt School

There was plenty to smile about at Bish­op­shalt School hall last Thurs­day morn­ing es­pe­cially if your name is Luke Soneji.

The su­per star stu­dent achieved phe­nom­e­nal re­sults with four A* grades in chem­istry, physics, maths and fur­ther maths.

There were also seven other stu­dents who opened their en­velopes to see they had gained three A* to A grades.

Over­all re­sults im­proved from last year, the school said.

Phil Har­ris, di­rec­tor of sixth form, con­grat­u­lated all of the stu­dents and teach­ers at the school on their hard work.

He said: “These re­sults are a credit to the hard work and ap­pli­ca­tion of the stu­dents and their teach­ers alike.

We are very pleased that our stu­dents have achieved so well at Bish­op­shalt.

“We aim to help as many stu­dents as pos­si­ble to go on to univer­sity and it is very sat­is­fy­ing for us when all of the ef­fort that is put in is re­warded.

“We are de­lighted to have helped so many stu­dents to achieve the ex­cel­lent re­sults that they have – our con­grat­u­la­tions go to them all.”

Well done to all sixth form stu­dents at Uxbridge High School whose hard work has paid off Mag­gie Bar­ber, head of sixth form

Rhona John­stonm head­teacher of Queens­mead School in Hilling­don with pupils Khalid Aleem, Michael Trant, David Grao­vac, Raj Mehta and Howard Hall-Benn

Stu­dents cel­e­brate ex­cel­lent re­sults at North­wood Sixth Form

Sara Bashiri, who achieved A* grades in bi­ol­ogy, chem­istry and maths at Uxbridge Col­lege and will be go­ing to Ex­eter Univer­sity to study medicine

Jump­ing for joy: stu­dents cel­e­brate their bumper crop of re­sults at North­wood Col­lege for Girls

Ashuit Khanna, 20, and Vlad Bunys, 21, A level stu­dents at Uxbridge Col­lege, both achieved an A* in maths and A grades in physics and fur­ther maths

Har­ling­ton School pupils Alex Da Cam­era , who achieved an A*, B and C grade, and Keanna Kem­p­isty, who achieved three A grades

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