PUPILS at Chiswick School smashed their previous GCSE results with a quarter of students achieving at least five A grades.
Maths results were up, with more than 80 per cent of students achieving at least a C, and English went up by four per cent to 71 per cent achieving a C and up.
The star of the school was Dylan Carty, who broke all school records, with nine A*s and five As. He said: "I feel very excited about these results. I worked really hard and it paid off. I would like to thank the staff who were a great help."
Identical twins Giulia and Laura Piscatelli achieved 21 A*s and As between them. They also both achieved the Extended Project Qualification, which is A-Level standard. Giulia, who overcame dyslexia to achieve her good grades, said: "I was ill during the exams and still managed to do well."
Laura added: "I am delighted by my results and am looking forward to the sixth form."
Long-standing friends Nina Pryce and Laura Reid also did very well, with Laura achieving seven A*s and five As, while Nina got seven As.
Tony Ryan, headteacher at Chiswick was delighted with the results. He said: "This set of results sees a step change for Chiswick School. ‘Not only have we added at least seven per cent (with some grades still outstanding) to the number of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including maths and English but the percentage of students gaining five or more passes overall is also up to 98 per cent, this threshold figure is so important for the progression of some of our students to level three advanced courses.
"At a time when moderators are putting pressure on students achieving higher grades, the number of Chiswick students achieving A* to B has risen by seven per cent. We are delighted for our students and for their parents who trusted and supported us to deliver. One final word of thanks must go to Chiswick staff, as a headteacher I could not ask to work with a more dedicated team of professionals."