Acton High School today received their first full set of A Level results for the newly established Sixth Form.
Highlights in Year 13 included grades of A*A*AA for Liam Oktay, who has now secured a place at Imperial College London to study Medicine.
David McInnes secured grades of A*AA and will go on to study Mathematics at Bath University, while grades of A*AA for Antonio Henry earned him a place at University College London to study Chemistry.
Many other students earned places at their first choice universities, including Ilyas Mogeh and Abdibasit Adan, whose grades of ABB for and BBB respectively will enable them to both go on to study Politics at Leeds University, and Holly Anderson-Whittaker who will study Philosophy and Sociology at Sussex after achieving grades of AABC. Ivan Premgi will retain his position as a Software Engineering Apprentice with Cap Gemini as a result of his BCC grades.
Headteacher Andy Sievewright said “We are delighted to see that our students have performed very well overall, and that excellent individual performances have allowed students to secure highly-prized places on challenging university courses.
"I am extremely pleased to see that the hard work of students and staff has paid off, and delighted that so many of our Sixth Form students will be able to move to the next phase of their education with strong qualifications and with confidence in their ability to be successful in the future. It is a great start to the school’s Sixth Form adventure.”
Overall results were good, with the school comfortably beating its targets for A*-B grades, with 31% of exam entries being awarded a grade between A* and B. The overall pass rate was 96% for all A-level exam entries.
Promising indicators for next summer came from the Year 12 results which included stunning individual results from Shivam Shah, who gained a full sweep of 4 grade A passes at AS Level, as well as Ettie Geddes, George Neale, and Haia Mulhem all of whom achieved AAAB at AS Level.
The 88% pass rate for AS exams for the year group overall an improvement on the 80% figure achieved last year. Several AS subject areas have performed exceptionally well, including History, in which 86% of students received A grades.