Students and staff at Uxbridge College were celebrating an improved success rate in today's A level results, with passes at grades A*-E reaching 99 per cent - up one point from last year.
Teenagers at the college in Park Road, Uxbridge, gained a 100 per cent pass rate in 17 out of 20 subjects sat, with 67 per cent of students gaining A*- C grades.
Among the individual success stories were joint top performers Rianna Thompson, 19, and Harsha Gunasekara, 20. Rianna gained two A* grades in Sociology and Psychology, and a B in English Literature. She will now study Psychology at the University of Essex. Harsha got an A* in Biology and two As in Chemistry and Physics, and is planning to study medicine after a gap year.
Ahmed Saleh, 18, achieved grade As in Maths, Further Maths and Physics despite a serious back injury in January. He was given special breaks in exams due to the pain he was suffering but still managed to land a spot in the top three at the college and will be studying Aerospace Engineering at Surrey University.
Ahmed also took Arabic outside the curriculum and achieved an A.
The Mahyar brothers Qais, 22, Wise, 21, and Ashmat, 19, who came to the UK from Afghanistan in 2009, collected their results together.
Qais is due to study pharmacy and chemistry, Wise will take Pharmacy at Reading University, and Ashmat will take a year out with a view to studying medicine in 2014.
Mr Ray Ferris, Curriculum Director at Uxbridge College, in Park Road, Uxbridge, said: “We are delighted that our 99% A level pass rate is above the national average. Many of our students have achieved the highest grades, including A*s, and will be going on to study at some of the top universities in the country.
“This is a real testament to the hard work of students and staff at the college.”