Good luck to everyone picking up their GCSE results across Ealing this morning.

We will keep you updated with the latest from schools across the borough as the results roll in - starting with The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls were headteacher Rachel Kruger said she was delighted with the results at the end of her first year in the post. 

She said the results showed a 'marked improvement' on the previous year and in many cases were better than predicted. GCSE top performer Mohanja Ketheeswaran achieved 12A* grades and 1A grade, closely followed by Tara Kalsi (12A* grades) and Fabienne Marshall (11A* grades and 1A grade).

Ms Kruger said "I am delighted for the girls, most of whom will be staying with us for two more years to concentrate on their A levels before moving on to University after that. As well as congratulating the girls I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for all their hard work in making these results possible and the parents too, who have worked in partnership with the school."

Featherstone High School students in Southall celebrated in the sun despite performing slightly lower than expected in today’s GCSE results. 

Just 50 per cent of pupils at the school gained five or more passes at grades A* to C including English and maths.

Students achieved pass rates above 95 per cent at A*-C for biology, chemistry and physics 100 per cent for Punjabi hitting 100 per cent. Seven per cent of students achieved A* to A in four or more GCSEs.

Headteacher, Gerry Wadwa, said: “Whilst the five or more A*-C results were a little down against expectations, nearly all progress measures have improved, which means we have much to celebrate. English and maths did particularly well despite the increased challenge following the government’s decision to end modular exams. English success was particularly pleasing as the speaking and listening component of that exam has also been removed. We are also incredibly proud of the students following the more applied BTEC courses. We had 183 entries in a range of seven subjects and everyone passed with A*-C grades. We know how hard students and staff have worked to bring about these successes and all deserve much praise and recognition for those efforts.”

Mandeep Bhacu, 16, achieved three A*s in Physics, RE and Geography, six As and a B in English Language. She said: “I’m really happy and a little bit surprised as the subjects I got the A*s in were the ones that I found the hardest. Geography in particular was the worst as the questions have been changed around so that made it harder. If I can I’d like to go on to study English literature, psychology and maths. I’m not really sure what I want to do yet but I think I would like to be a primary school teacher.”

Mamta Manilal Giva, 16, who got five As, four Bs and one C was surprised with her grades. She said: “I didn’t really expect to get such good grades as I found some of the exams quite difficult. I felt that the time limit for each exam wasn’t long enough. I always panic when I’m under a time constraint. Maths and English literature were the hardest for me. I’d like to go on and study maths, economics and chemistry at A-level. I’m interested in going into either nursing or finance.”

Star pupil Naomi Taylor, 16, achieved an impressive six A*s and four As. She said: “I was hoping to get these grades and I was predicted mostly As so the A*s are a nice surprise. Some of the exams were a bit easier than I expected and then some of them threw a spanner into the works. Maths and history were a bit harder than I expected. In the future I’d like to go into psychology or social work. I’d also like to go to one of the Russell Group of universities.”

Barney Sagoo 16, was delighted with his three A*s and seven As. He said: “It wasn’t a breeze. I had to put effort in but I think revising every day and having so much support here at Featherstone really helped. So next I’m hoping to go to sixth form and from there specialise in mathematics. I think I’d like to go into accountancy.”

Emotions were running high at Acton High with happy tears and hugs filling the hall.

The school in Gunnersbury Lane came out with 54 per cent of students with A* to C passes and 45 per cent who achieved more than five A*- Cs including English and Maths.

 

Marco Scannadinari, 15, scored two As, six Bs and a C. He said: "I'm staying at Acton High for sixth form because it's the one of the only places that teaches computing for A-level and a lot of my friends are staying."

Alison Gardner, 16, got three A*s, six As and a B and said she had not known what to expect as the grade boundaries were higher this year.

She said: "I'm going to Twyford High for sixth form because I feel it's time for a change."

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One of the top students, Melanie Soh, 16, was over the moon with her six A*s and four As.

She said: "I thought I had done really badly in Physics because it was the most difficult one. A big group of us are celebrating by going to Reading festival."

Her friend, Yamini Cinamon Nair, 16, was thrilled with her seven A*s and three As, grades which have got her a scholarship into Godolphin and Latymer for sixth form, a prestigious school in Hammersmith.

Another success story was Brazilian Amann Souza's. When the 16-year-old joined year seven he spoke no English. Today he found out he got a B in English and six GCSEs overalll.

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Acton High School has 50 per cent EAL students.

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Headteacher Andy Sievewright said:  "These results come from a great deal of hard work by many students and staff.

"We are pleased so many of our students have a clear pathway forward to the next stage of their education as a result of the grades they received today.

"They can now look to build on their successes.”

Pupils, parents and staff at St Augustine’s Priory in Ealing say they are delighted by another set of outstanding GCSE results.

This year, 42 students were entered for 410 examinations across 22 GCSE subjects. High percentages of grades in every subject were A or A* grades. They include 75 per cent of Spanish entries, 66 per cent of physics, 53 per cent of biology and nearly half of chemistry; They also included more than 60 per cent of English and religious studies grades, half of Latin entries, three quarters of music entries and half of art and design entries. Overall 55 per cent of entries delivered A* or A grades, with 23 per cent of girls achieving straight As or A*s.

Two students Ridhi Thukral and Katherine Williams achieved a full set of 10 A* grades. Ridhi recently won a 2014 St Augustine’s Sixth Form Academic Scholarship, as well as winning The T S Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme, run by the Poetry Book Society in conjunction with the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry earlier this year. Another rising 2014 Sixth Form scholar, Alexia Kirov, achieved 5 A* and 5 As.

Outstanding St Augustine's Priory pupil Ridhi Thukral
 

These results are a record success for the school, following last year’s achievements in which GCSE results ranked the school second best performing school in Ealing.

Sarah Raffray, headteacher at St Augustine’s Priory since August 2012, said "Last year our GCSE results were outstanding and ranked us second in Ealing; I am equally delighted with the achievements of our girls this summer. As always, these excellent achievements reflect the hard work of staff and pupils. There have been many outstanding individual achievements but evidence of progress of each girl and that she has achieved her very best across a wide breadth of subjects is the most rewarding aspect

"My congratulations go to the pupils and my gratitude to the teachers and parents who have supported them so well in their preparations for these examinations. We look forward to seeing them flourish further in our Sixth Form as they take on the challenge of a wide breadth of A and A/S Level examination preparation.”

Three students at Greenford High received 12 or more GCSEs at A*/A grade.

Greenford High were delighted to announce this morning that 78 per cent of their GCSE students have achieved five or more A*- C grades, including in the subjects English and maths.

Of notable achievement, three students managed to achieve 12 or more GCSEs at A*/A grade. With particular congratulations to Adrian Lee, Awnit Marta and Hunain Nadeem.

The headteacher, Mathew Cramer, said: “Students and staff have performed magnificently and these results are close to matching our best ever. I congratulate them and would also like to thank parents and governors for all the support they have given the school over the last year.

“The continual changes to GCSEs, pass marks and the way exams are measured have created a number of challenges for schools, but the way our students and teachers overcame these hurdles is remarkable.

“The value added they have achieved over the last few years is exceptional. It means that we will continue to be one of the few schools invited to join the Mayor of London’s Gold Club for outstanding student progress.”


 
 

Alec Reed Academy achieved their best ever GCSE results with 55 per cent of students achieving at least five A*-C grades including English and Maths.

Several students at the academy in Bengarth Road achieved 11 or more A*/A grades, Sadikshya Basyal achieved nine A* and three A grades while Angelique Avery achieved nine A* grades and one A.

Chief Executive of the Academy, Gary Lobbett, said: ‘I am absolutely delighted by the achievements of all our young people.

"These results are excellent. This success is the result of the dedication, commitment and hard work of staff, the positive attitude of students and the high level of support received from parents.”

Notting Hill and Ealing High School students received a record high of A* grades this morning.

NHEHS have done fantastically well in their GCSEs, 64 per cent of all results were A*, a record high. 99.76 per cent of students received five or more A*- C passes and 90 per cent of all results were A*/A.

A group of 16 girls received A* in all their subjects (10 or more) and 50 girls, which equates to 58 per cent of the year group, scored straight A*/A grades in all their subjects.

The slump in grades on a national level for English evidently does not apply to NHEHS girls.

The proportion of pupils that received five or more A*- C passes including maths and English was 99.76 per cent.

Headteacher, Lucinda Hunt, said: “These excellent results reflect an immense amount of hard work and determination by girls and staff. Every single girl has worked hard to achieve her personal best and our warmest congratulations go to them all.”

Pupils and staff celebrated results at Twyford Church of England High School.

This year 45 per cent of GCSEs achieved were As or A*s and 24 per cent (45 students) scored straight A/A*s in nine or more subjects.

Executive Head Alice Hudson at the school in Twyford Cresent said: "We are delighted with the outcomes this year. Greater transparency in the system has made it clearer for students to believe that their hard work would pay off and it has."