BA apprentice Laura Anderson said: "Applying for an apprenticeship seemed like a risk at the time, but it certainly paid off and I would urge school leavers to consider this route"
Unsurprisingly, London universities saw the cost of studying rise from last year
Take a look back at our updates, photos and more as thousands of students at schools and colleges across west London received their A-level results
"Students can be confident that they have received the results they deserve" - see west London teenagers celebrating their A-level results
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The TV scientist took time out from campaigning against Scottish independence to hand out awards at The Heathland School last night
Hard working students in Brent managed to maintain an overall performance, with 98 per cent of pupils scoring A* to E grades.
Over half of students at the Kensington college got A* or A grades, writes Emma Agyemang
Photography and film has helped Abbostfield School pupils develop some excellent university prospects.
The borough-wide pass rate dips from 99 per cent to 98.4, compared with the national average of 98.0 per cent
Two-thirds of students achieve A*-C grades
Isabel Ireland achieves top A* and A grades to secure a place at Oxford University to study English
The A and A* results are even better than the previous record set in 2013
Youngsters at the school in The Greenway, Uxbridge, managed a 100 per cent pass rate with a 94 per cent A-E grade pass rate
Nearly a quarter of grades at secondary school in St John's Road, Isleworth, were A*s or As
Pupils at Capital City Academy in Doyle Gardens, Willesden received their A level results this morning, with 71 per cent of them achieving A* to C grades.
St Augustine’s Priory in Ealing came out with great marks across a range of subjects
More than 77 per cent of grades were A*-C passes
The proportion of A*-B grades at the school formerly known as Hounslow Manor is up 10 percentage points on last year
Emily Fishman is off to Cambridge as the school says it is delighted with second cohort of A-level students
Heathfield Girls School in Pinner
are very 'happy' to have achieved top marks in their latest A level exams, with 22 per cent of the year gaining A* or A grades.
More than 200 students are heading off to university after excellent A-level results
The school in Edinburgh Drive, Ickenham, achieved an overall pass rate of 99 per cent.
“I would like to congratulate all our students on their thoroughly deserved results and also thank our staff for their commitment and dedication."
The headteacher of the school said she was 'delighted' that students have secured their futures at some top univisities.
Pictures of students around West London who got the (hopefully) good news today
Students excel, with 11 per cent top A* grades