The long wait finally came to an end as students picked up their GCSE results on Thursday (August 215) morning.
At Hammersmith Academy in Cathnor Road, pupils filed into the hall shortly after 9am to pick up their results.
The school produced impressive results, with 75% getting five GCSEs A* - C grades.
More than two-thirds (67%) got more than five GCSEs A* - C including English and maths. In English 77% secured A* - C grades, while that figure rose to 82% in English literature.
In maths 73% of pupils scored A* - C grades.
Overall, the school scored 50 A* grades and 153 A Grades.
Among those celebrating were:
“I’ve got three A*s, secen As and a B and a C. It’s a lot better than I thought I’d get. I was shocked to get A* in English, I thought I’d get a B.
"And with further maths I got an A but I thought I’d get a B or a C. I’m very happy with my results.”
I did quite well. I got mostly As and Bs. I did better than I thought in science, I actually did quite well. This morning I couldn’t eat anything because I was so nervous but I feel much better now.
"Now I’m planning to celebrate with my family. They don’t know my results yet but I’ll tell them soon.”
I’m pretty happy, I’m stoked. I got three As and nine A*s. I got an A* in further maths which I wasn’t expecting. And in geography I thought I did really bad but I got an A*.
"I can’t believe it. I’m happy because the amount of work I put in paid off.”
I’m happy with my results. I got four As five, five Bs, two Cs and a D. I wanted at least one A* but I got into sixth form so I’m happy with what I got.
"I’m going to stay here because of the teachers and I get good support here.”
I got five as and five Bs. It’s probably what I was expected. I can’t believe I got an A in science because I thought I’d get Bs.
"I’m also happy with my media and English results.
I got five A* and three As. I’m not that happy. IN geography I’ve been getting A*s all year but I got an A. For me that’s below my personal standard. I know I can do better than that. It’s the same with economics.
“I joined Hammersmith Academy in Year Eight and it’s been great here. The school has given me so many opportunities, that’s why I like it.
Headteacher Gary Kynaston also paid tribute to the pupils and others. HE said: “It’s a combination of five years of really hard work by pupils, staff, parents and governors. I’m proud seeing them grow from little children to young adults. Now they become role models to other students. They become the leaders of our community.”
At the independent and co-ed Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith, 100% of pupils gained at least five A*- C grades, and over 1000 A* grades were gained by pupils across the year.
Seven pupils achieved 11 A* grades, 23 pupils achieved at least 10 A* grades, 66 achieved at least 8 A* grades and 110 achieved at least five A* grades across a wide range of subjects. Three-quarters (75%) of pupils achieved an A* in Maths and English.
Elsewhere, at Fulham Cross Girls’ School in Munster Road, 76% of students achieved five or more A* to C grade GCSEs with English and Maths, exceeding the national average. The average grade achieved by students was a grade B and almost of quarter of all grades were A/A* grades. 22 girls received 10 or more A or A* grades.
Peter Haylock, Executive Principal, Fulham College Academy Trust has said: “The girls and staff should be really proud of what they have achieved, these are a fantastic set of results. They are a reflection of the hard work that everyone puts in.”
The Hurlingham Academy in Fulham enjoyed a 10 point increase in performance, with 60% of Year 11 students achieved at least five A* - C grades at GCSE including English and maths – the highest the academy has ever achieved.
Principal Leon Wilson said: “The Hurlingham Academy is moving forward at pace and these results are just the latest in a series of successes we have been celebrating this year.”
And at Fulham Boys' School (FBS) , Year Seven pupil Walid Abed became the first pupil at the new school so sit a GCSE exam, and received an A* in French - aged 12! The first chunk of GCSEs from the school will come in 2018 when the first FBS intake will be Year 11.
At Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School in Holland Park , 49.3% of grades were A* or A and nearly 75% A* - B. A proud headteacher Paul Stubbing said: “We are ranked second highest achieving comprehensive in the country by The Times, and in the top for boys.”
At DLD College in Westminster 20 out of 22 subjects have achieved a 100% pass rate and the top grades have improved this year by almost 10% with 41% of students achieving A*-Bs compared with 33% last year. A*-C grades have also increased greatly with 65% achieving this in comparison to last year where still, an impressive 59% reached these grades.
Portland place, also in Westminster , saw 85% of pupils record A* - C grades.