Sixth form students across Brent were celebrating as the borough bucked the national trend of a decline in A level performance to achieve some of its best provisional results on record.

Hard working students in Brent managed to maintain an overall performance, with 98 per cent of pupils scoring A* to E grades.

It also increased its proportion of students achieving A* to B grades by two per cent to 57 per cent – its best on record - as the national average for the category dropped by one per cent, to 52 per cent.

Left to right, Sara Hatam, Sarah Wallis, Tim Win
 

One Brent student, Tim Win from South Kenton has gained a place to read economics at the prestigious London School of Economics, he achieved an A* in maths and economics and A grade in psychology and further maths. He joined St Gregory’s Catholic Science College, in Donnington Road, Kenton in the sixth form, he hopes to do something with property in developing countries in the future.

Headteacher of St Gregory's, Andrew Prindiville, said: “I’m absolutely delighted. The school has achieved stunning results. The results are due to fantastic teaching, hardworking students and supportive parents.”

Sarah Wallis from Kingsbury is also a student at St Gregory's Catholic Science College, she has gained a place to read history at Manchester University after achieving an A grade in English and history and a B grade in art.

Left to right, Sarah Wallis, Sara Hatam, Tim Win, Ekow Plange, Petros Saores
 

Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Ruth Moher (Labour) said: “It is fantastic to see an improvement in A-level results in the borough, particularly in a year when the overall A-level performance has fallen for the first time in more than three decades.

“These results demonstrate the excellent educational opportunities available here in Brent and underline our commitment to providing the best start possible for every young person in the borough."

"My congratulations go to all of Brent’s students who should feel extremely proud of what they have achieved in this year's exams. They have worked extremely hard in the last two years and I am delighted that many students."

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