HARD-working students have helped Copland Community School post "significant improvement" in its results.
The school in Cecil Avenue, Wembley, which is the borough's last remaining mainstream secondary that is not an academy, has recently appointed a new headteacher, Dr Richard Marshall, following the resignation of Graeme Plunkett in the wake of an 'Inadequate' Ofsted report that forced the school to be placed into special measures.
However, the news was more promising today for the embattled school as Year 12 and Year 13 pupils went to collect their exam results.
Jigna Surani, director of sixth form, said: "AS and A2 results at Copland have shown significant improvement as students notch up record A and B grades this year.
"At A2 a similar pattern emerged with a 46 per cent improvement in A* to B grades being awarded.
"Nearly 40 per cent of all grades at A2 were B or above. The particularly high achieving subjects with 100 per cent pass rates included art and design, chemistry, economics, English, government and politics, history, physics, photography and sociology.
"The improvement in results can largely be attributed to the dedication and determination of the sixth form students, and the high aspiration and correct work ethic demonstrated by the youngsters have certainly paid off."
High-fliers included Abibombola Ewuyemi whose A, A, B scores secured him a place to read accounting and finance at The University of Manchester, Rut Patel, who scooped A* and two A grades and will study computer science at the University of Bedfordshire, and Younes Berrazouane, who won a place on a University of Kent politics and international relations degree with his A, B, B grades.