Teenagers across Harrow and Brent have been collecting their GCSE results this morning.

The pass rate nationally fell again this summer to 98.5 per cent of subjects being awarded an A* to G grade.

We will update how local secondary schools and academies have faired this year as we receive them.

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Hatch End High School

Several stand-out candidates were flagged up by headteacher Sue Maguire at the Headstone Lane secondary - one of Harrow's largest schools.

● Sol Berger received five A*s, seven As and a B

● Evan Cryer-Jenkins earned nine A*s and three As

● Jack Measure received got eight A*s, three As and a B

● Tanya Mehra took home five A*s, five As and three Bs

● Mehar Motala was awarded nine A*s and two As

● Cesar Reyes scooped nine A*s, one A and two Bs

Hatch End High School students earned a magnificent set of GCSE results
Hatch End High School students earned a magnificent set of GCSE results

Ms Maguire said: "The number of students gaining the highest grades including maths and English has increased for the third year running.

"This, I believe, is down to the staff at Hatch End High School being the best team of professionals with whom I have ever worked.

"We concentrate on what works best for our young people: high quality teaching, outstanding pastoral care and exceptional academic support.

"I am very proud of all our students and staff today."

Harrow High School

A great morning to be at Harrow High, with one student even walking out of the building singing 'I've got the whole world in my hands'.

Bishop Ghimire is one step closer to his dream of becoming a doctor after acing his GCSEs this morning.

The 16-year-old said: "I did not get any sleep last night, I was so nervous.

"I calmed myself down but the second I walked through the doors to pick up my results I was pretty terrified. But I am really happy.

"I want to study medicine so I am going to keep working towards that now."

Newman Catholic College

Optimism reigns today at this all-boys school in Harlesden Road, Willesden.

Headteacher Danny Boyle said: "We're dead pleased.

"In terms of A* to C grades figure, we're a little bit up on last year by 1 or 2 per cent.

"We'll probably be at 46 per cent, which is fine given a lot of schools seem to be going down. We have consolidated our successes of last year.

"What we're really pleased about of level of progress in terms of what the kids come here with and what they end up with."

Newman Catholic College headteacher Danny Coyle, third right, with, from left to right, Daniel Mak who achieved six As, three Bs and three Cs; Fabio Fernandes, who achieved three A*s, four As, two Bs and three Cs; and Jesus Garcia, who achieved one A*, two As and four Cs
Newman Catholic College headteacher Danny Coyle, third right, with, from left to right, Daniel Mak who achieved six As, three Bs and three Cs; Fabio Fernandes, who achieved three A*s, four As, two Bs and three Cs; and Jesus Garcia, who achieved one A*, two As and four Cs

North London Collegiate School

Big news from NLCS this morning. They've told us that this is their best-ever GCSE results day.

An incredible 52 students at the all-girls school got straight A*s.

Mrs Bernice McCabe, Headmistress of NLCS, said: “At NLCS, our students are encouraged to flourish in all areas.

"We ensure that our girls are stretched academically by offering rigorous qualifications such as the IGCSE, and by teaching beyond the syllabus - to engage students in the subject as an end itself.

“As usual, there has been a great deal happening this year – girls have performed in plays at the National Theatre and elsewhere, others have represented Great Britain in sport or organised large-scale events for charity.”

Nower Hill High School

Our reporter John Shammas has just got back from the Pinner school where spirits are high after getting their best-ever A-level results, and there is plenty of great GCSE-related news this morning too!

One standout performer was Megan Bailey, who got a stunning 11 A*s and two A's to boot.

She said: "I am really happy that it has all come good in the end, I was so nervous.

"My parents are waiting outside. I haven't told them yet ... I think they'll he happy."

Few were happier than Thanusan Dharmendra, who got an A in Maths and is now set for sixth form after getting a C in English which he never thought he would pull off.

He said: "I never thought it was possible. I was good at other subjects with really struggled with English. Now I want to go to do my A-levels here and go on to do computer science."

 

The Sacred Heart Language College

Girls have been witnessing another excellent batch of results at this Catholic school in High Street, Wealdstone.

The percentage of students gaining the benchmark five or more GCSEs at A* to C grades, including English and mathematics, jumped four percentage points on last year to 85 per cent.

A bumper crop of GCSE results greeted girls at The Sacred Heart Language College in Wealdstone
A bumper crop of GCSE results greeted girls at The Sacred Heart Language College in Wealdstone

The school achieved its highest ever number of A* and A grades, with 43% of all grades being at one of the two top ratings.

Headteacher Geraldine Higgins said: “The progress that our students have made is phenomenal.

"It is wonderful to see that, no matter what their starting point, all our students can make such progress and secure success.

"This is particularly noteworthy in a year when there has been so many changes within the examination system.

"It shows that the dedication of our students and the enthusiasm and expertise of the teachers can really lead to outstanding success.”

Salvatorian College

The percentage of Year 11 pupils obtaining at least five GCSEs at A* to C grade, including English and maths, rose a huge 10 per cent to 63 per cent.

Headteacher Paul Kassapian said: "Overall, there are very many positive messages from the results, which clearly show that we are making significant improvements for our pupils.

"Our school improvement journey has been affirmed and accelerated by this set of results."

The school said a number of children had excelled by achieving all A* and A in their subjects.