There have been some inspiring stories and ecstatic faces at schools across Hillingdon as thousands of students have picked up the GCSE results.
After a turbulent year Stockley Academy had plenty to celebrate on results day with 100% of pupils receiving A* to C grades in six different subjects.
Two standout students also picked up a clean sweep of 11 A*s.
Hannah Crowther from West Drayton was one of the two students to pick up all top grades.
The 16-year-old said: “I wasn’t expecting it. I’m most proud of English Lit, because I wanted to get an A. I did better than I thought I would. The school works as hard as they can for students.”
Barnhill Community High School was also delighted students passing both English and maths had risen 6% to 50% - the highest the school has seen for three years.
A total of 16% also achieved A and A* grades which is the highest percentage ever.
Executive headteacher Tracey Hemming said: “Results day is always such a terrific occasion and this year has been a memorable celebration of the achievements of students and staff.
“We are very proud of all of our students.”
Northwood School also had an impressive year with 76% of students passing both English and maths.
Daniel Larbi was one of the high flying students at the school, picking up nine A*grades and three As.
He said: “I am so delighted with my results and I am grateful beyond words for my wonderful teachers for their support.
“Northwood is a fantastic school. They really care about every student.”