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A level results 2017: Roundup of events west London students receive their grades, plus advice on clearing and next steps

We'll be bring you pictures, video and results from across west London as students find out their results

It is the day many students have been eagerly awaiting or dreading.

Across west London on Thursday August 17, A level pupils will be finding out their results.

We will be bringing you the latest grades from schools across west London, including pictures and video throughout the day.

As well as the long-awaited results, we will also be updating our live blog with advice from what to do next, what if you did not get the results you were after, and where to celebrate.

Twyford School A Level results day 2017(Image: Twyford School)

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Thank you for following our updates today and well done A-level students!

Paddington Academy

Paddington Academy is celebrating the best results in the school’s 10 year history, with 26% of students achieving A*-A grades.

Paddington Academy celebrate on results day (Image: Paddington Academy)

Principal, Peter Jones, said:

Everyone in the academy is delighted for those students celebrating.

We have seen consistent improvement in results and university destinations for our students.

Najeeb Islam(Image: Paddington Academy)

Student at the school, Najeeb Islam, obtained 2 A*s and 2 As and will be heading to Cambridge University to study Engineering, he said:

I know that studying Engineering will help me in my career, but I chose it because I love the subject and I want to study it for three years.

Some people may think that universities like Cambridge are just full of posh students, but I have seen for myself that they are just ordinary people, if your grades are good enough, your background doesn’t matter.

St Augustine’s CE High School - Westminster

St Augustine’s CE High School is celebrating a 97% pass rate, with 24% of students receiving A*-A grades.

Students celebrate results at St Augustine’s CE High School(Image: St Augustine’s CE High School)

Eugene Moriarty, headteacher at St Augustine’s CE High School, said:

Our school community is celebrating the best A’level results in our history.

24% of our students received A*-A grades, compared to 12% last year.

These results have come about a result of the ambition, work ethic, knowledge and skill of our students combined with the excellent teaching and dedication of all our staff.

Many of our students are heading off to top universities.

Results breakdown:

  • 24% A*-A
  • 47% A*-B
  • 78% A*-C
  • 97% A*-E

'Well done to our Westminster students on achieving outstanding A-level results'

Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Young People at Westminster City Council, Cllr. Richard Holloway said:

Well done to our Westminster students on achieving outstanding A-level results, both students and teachers have worked extremely hard and they should all be very proud of their achievements.

In supporting our students during the next steps of their future we have a great range of apprenticeships opportunities at Westminster, to help school or college leavers continue their education, with accredited training alongside paid work.

Kingsley Academy - Hounslow

More than a quarter of grades at Kingsley Academy were A* or A, and over 80% of grades were A* to C.

The Academy secured a 100% pass rate with science, maths, history, citizenship and graphics coming out as the top performing subjects.

Kingsley Academy secure a 100% pass rate(Image: Kingsley Academy)

Top achievers include:

  • Shifa Batliwala who gained two A*s and an A grade
  • Anamaria Dragulin who achieved two A*s and one B
  • Patryk Dziatkiewicz who got one A* and two As
  • Barbara Moura who achieved an A* and two As
  • Kamran Waheed who gained A*, A and B

Headteacher, Ms Kirby, said:

These results are wonderful and illustrate so clearly that the Ofsted ‘good’ judgement for 6th form was thoroughly deserved.

I want to thank the superb staff, as well as our great students and the leadership team, who, together, are the authors of these achievements.

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Harrow High School

20% of all A-level results achieved by students at Harrow High School were A* and A grades, with 55% achieving A* to B grades.

Including BTEC results, these figures rise to 38% and 72% respectively.

Headteacher, Paul Gamble, said:

We are delighted with these results.

They reflect just how hard learners and staff have worked to ensure that our learners achieved excellent outcomes.

The standard of teaching and learning in our Sixth Form is truly impressive.

AS-level outcomes for Year 12 were also the best ever at that stage and indicate even stronger A level results next year.

I’d like to publicly thank all involved.

20% of Harrow High School students achieved A* and A grades(Image: Harrow High School)

Top achievers include:

  • Jedidiah Osabutey attaining A*A A in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, he will be reading Maths and Physics at the University of Warwick.
  • Mariam Elawadi achieved A*A*A C in Arabic, Italian, French and Biology and will be reading Italian and French at UCL.
  • Sher Nazari achieved ABB in English, Psychology and History and will be heading Edinburgh University to study Law.
  • Samer Al-Ghazaly achieved Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction in BTEC Science and will read Biomedical Sciences at Sheffield.

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Gunnersbury Catholic School - Brentford

Young men and women at Gunnersbury Catholic School celebrated some great results with nearly half of its pupils achieving A* or A grades.

The average points score for the cohort equates to an average set of grades of AAB for each candidate.

Of particular note amongst these successes are the achievements of Christopher Cannon, Jack Carlin and Benyam Dejen who each secured A*A*A*.

A considerable number of students achieved a full set of A*/As in their exams and with such grades have enabled our pupils to move on to the very best universities including Cambridge, Imperial, Warwick and King’s College to name but a few, the school said.

A summary of the overall results are:

The overall pass rate - 100%

The percentage of pupils who gained 3 A* to C grades - 82%

The percentage of grades that were A to A* - 46%

Headteacher, Kevin Burke, said:

It’s been a fantastic morning here at Gunnersbury. We are totally elated by the success of our Year 13 and the amazing individual achievements of our students.

With exceptional pride we celebrate every one of our young men and women receiving their results today.

Their efforts allied to the expertise of our staff have enabled Gunnersbury to continue to year on year be a source of truly great academic accomplishment.

I wish these students much happiness and future success as they embark upon the next exciting stage of their lives.”

Uxbridge College

100% of students at Uxbridge College achieved passes in 10 out of 14 subjects, with 70% achieving A* to C grades.

Both Ashuit Khanna and Vlad Bunys achieved A*s in Maths and A grades in Physics and Further Maths(Image: Uxbridge College)

Vice principal for standards and curriculum, Darrell DeSouza, commented:

It is excellent news to have such a great set of performances especially with higher level grades A*-C – congratulations to all our students.

The College has been a long established and strong provider of A-levels and continues to offer an inclusive, nurturing and supportive environment that allows a very diverse range of students to develop their learning skills and thrive, where they might not otherwise have, be that at school or other college.

It’s good to see that students actively select Uxbridge college as their first choice for these reasons.

The indications are that the strong set of high grade results this year will be reflected in our ‘value added’ figures when these are published over the next few weeks.

Sara Bashiri(Image: Uxbridge College)

Sara Bashiri was their top performing student, achieving A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

She will be heading to Exeter University to study Medicine.

Gumley House School FCJ - Isleworth

We’ve had some more results come in from the borough of Hounslow. This time they’re from Gumley House School FCJ in Isleworth.

  • The overall pass rate was 99% with more than half of the grades achieved are A* - Bs.
  • 83% of Gumley students achieved an A*- C grade
  • 23% achieved A*- A grades, both an increase on last year.

There have been many success stories from this year’s results with many securing a place at top universities including Cambridge, Royal Holloway and Kinf’s College.

Here are some of the top achievers:

· Katie Boylan reading Human, Social & Political sciences at Homerton College, Cambridge.

· Amanda Calabrese reading Linguistics at UCL. She joined us in Year 10 when she came to the UK. She had to learn a new language here and in just a few short years has now gained the phenomenal achievement of A, A B.

· Caitlin Hogan will be joining the Civil Service Fast Track apprenticeship with the Ministry of Justice.

· Tofunmi Omisore reading Politics and International Relations at Nottingham.

Headteacher Caroline Braggs said:

It is wonderful once again, to join our students as they celebrate their much-deserved successes, I warmly congratulate them all.

These attainments are a testament to their determination and hard work led by the consistent expertise and support of our staff team.

I am particularly proud that Gumley’s values of ‘whole person development’ continue to secure a strong education for all of our students.”

Harrow College

Harrow College is celebrating an overall pass rate of 97.5%, with 58% of students achieving A* to C grades.

58% of students achieved A*-C grades(Image: Harrow College)

Vice principal, Dylan McTaggart, said:

It’s been an inspiring year with outstanding overall student achievement.

This a further improvement on Harrow College students attaining the third highest overall achievement in London 2015/16”.

Hearty congratulations to our A-level and BTEC students; 86% of our university applicants received places at their choice of university, with a number achieving places at Russell Group Universities.

With Harrow students receiving outstanding levels of additional support, students progressing to higher levels has increased by 10%.

Harrow College offers a strong ‘career-ready’ focus; we aim to provide our students with a pathway into employment after studying at Harrow College.

We’re extremely proud of our students and their mighty achievements and as always, I thank the staff at Harrow for their support of the student journey.

One success story was 20-year-old Hao Chen who achieved grades A, A, B in Maths, Chemistry and Physics A-level, she commented:

I first joined Harrow College 4 years ago and at the time, spoke little English.

With support from staff and excellent science facilities including equipment and laboratories, I am now continuing my passion for Science by going to UCL to study Geophysics

Lampton Shcool - Hounslow

Students and staff at Lampton celebrated outstanding results across a range of subjects.

A record five students have secured Oxbridge places, with one further pending.

Overall, 48% of all grades were awarded A*-B, reflecting the significant progress that students have made throughout their studies.

Headteacher Stephen Davis said:

We are proud of these excellent results achieved by Lampton students in this first year of the reformed A Levels.

These results represent much hard work by the students, staff and incredible support from families.

As a community we are pleased to celebrate the success of all students, but in particular those who have achieved Oxbridge places this year.”

Mike Bates, Director of Sixth Form added:

It’s pleasing to see so many of our students working hard to fulfil their potential.

We place a real emphasis on developing character traits like a strong work ethic and emotional resilience, and this first set of results for the new linear courses proves that our students are among the best in the country.”

Our students progressing onto Oxbridge:

Mohshin Mannan A*A*A (Cambridge, Land Economy)
Emma Grainger Clark A*A*AA (Cambridge, Social and Political Sciences)
Chiedza Matsvai A*A*A* (Cambridge, English Literature)
Mahnoor Mufti A*A*A (Cambridge, Engineering)
Rabii Malik, AAB (Oxford, Politics, Philosophy and Economics)

Other significant successes include:

Filsan Hassan A*AA
Ibraheem Ahsan A*A*A
Zyron Dias A*AA
Anjali Goundar A*AA
Nayan Kad A*A*A
Riaz Khatri AA Distinction*
Rajan Mahoon A*A*A
Wesaal Uriakhil AAA

St Augustine's Priory, Ealing

The girls at St Augustine’s Priory were praised for their achievements and obtaining places on their degree course of choice at a number of esteemed universities.

This includes Physics and Astronomy at Surrey, Biology at Leeds, Biochemistry at Birmingham, Art Foundation at Loughborough, Zoology at Leeds, History at York, Politics and International Relations at Bath and Economics at Royal Holloway.

The sixth formers recorded an overall pass of 92% where grades were from A* - C, with 72% being from A* - B.

Interim Headteacher, Mrs Marie-Helene Collins, said;

We are delighted with these exceptional results, which are so well deserved, for our wonderful girls. We are enormously proud of our girls and teachers for all their hard work.”

Richmond upon Thames College

Richmond upon Thames College is celebrating a 94% pass rate, with over 60% of students gaining A* to C grades.

A total of 14 A-level subjects achieved a 100% pass rates.

Principal, Robin Ghurbhurun, commented:

As one of the largest providers of 16-18 programmes in London our 2017 results continue to place us as one of the top performing colleges.

It is a credit to students, their families and staff that consistently good standards are achieved across our A level programmes.

Also, I am delighted that for the third year running our professional vocational programmes have recorded significant improvements as the college continues its journey to become a technical and professional hub for west London with a reputation for academic excellence.

I wish our departing students all the very best in achieving their ambitions as they head off to university or employment.

We now look forward to building successful futures for our new students enrolling with us this September.

Richmond upon Thames College celebrate a 94% pass rate (Image: Richmond upon Thames College)

There was a number of success stories:

Delfina Witkowska, 18, from Leyton, achieved an A* grade in Polish and a B in both Spanish and Psychology A levels, alongside an A grade in Film Studies and B grade in English AS levels.

She will be heading to Norwich University of the Arts to study Film Production and Moving Image, she said:

I am really happy with my results as they have helped me get into my university of choice.

The staff across the college have been really supportive, especially when I wanted to change my one of my subjects at the end of last year to follow my dream of a career in film.

Rory Walsh, who stayed up the night before his A level exam to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire achieved his desired grades in English Language and Literature A Level, Film Studies A Level and Media Studies AS Level, helping him towards his ambition of becoming a personal trainer.

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Hammersmith Academy

There’s was plenty to celebrate at Hammersmith Academy as it celebrated its best ever A Level results.

There was another significant increase with over 50% gaining A*/B grades, 79% walking away with A*-C grades, and at least 97% gaining A*-E for all subjects.

Head teacher Gary Kynaston said:

We are so proud of our students’ achievements and to see all their hard work and efforts rewarded. At Hammersmith Academy we provide a warm and professional environment where students can grow both intellectually as academics ready to take on new challenges and as confident, upstanding citizens.

We know they leave us with great self-confidence to begin the next stage in their learning journey.

We would like to thank our sixth formers for their immeasurably positive contribution as role models for our younger students.

They will all go on to be great standard bearers in our society.

I would like to thank the teachers for their tireless work and all our parents and families for the support they have given our students to achieve these, our best ever A level results.”

St Benedict's in Ealing

There are some bright sparks at this school with 15 students gaining straight As.

One of the brain box pupils is Alvin Lee, who achieved four A*s to secure his place at Imperial College, London University, where he will study computer science.

Former Head Boy, Matt Carr, gained three A*s and is going to Durham University.

Luca Lota’s three A*s will see him head to Durham to obtain a physics degree.

Ben Ainslie achieved A*AA has got him a place at the Royal Veterinary College where he will take up veterinary medicine.

This year, students at St Benedict’s gained 36.1% in A*-A.

Headmaster, Andrew Johnson, said:

I am pleased to be able to congratulate our sixth formers, who have achieved such strong A level results, and I thank their teachers for the dedicated guidance and support they have given our A level students.

There have been some stellar individual performances this year at St Benedict’s, and I am delighted so many of our leavers are now heading to top Russell Group universities.”

Nower Hill High School - Harrow

Nower Hill High School students celebrate A-level results (Image: Nower Hill High School)

90% of students at Nower Hill High School in Harrow secured places at their university of choice and a total of 20 students achieved straight As or A*s.

58% of all grades achieved were A* to B.

Headteacher, Chris Livesey, said:

We are all delighted with the exam results of our A level students.

The students and their teachers have worked extremely hard and they thoroughly deserve their success.

We are particularly pleased that over 90% of the almost 200 students have gained a place to study at their university of choice, including students studying at Oxford and studying medicine.

I would like to congratulate the students and to thank the staff, parents and the Governing Body for all their handwork and support of our school and the students in securing this most impressive achievement.

Good luck to all of the students as they embark on this new period in their lives.

Notting Hill and Ealing High School

This Ealing school for girls achieved more than double the national average for A* grades.

Notting Hill and Ealing High School recorded 18% of all A Level results were A*.

85% of pupils were graded between A*-B, and 11 pupils gained two or more A* grades.

Almost a third of students gained three or more A grades and 10% of the year group this year are off to Oxbridge.

Matthew Shoults, headteacher, said:

These results that show how much effort the girls, and the staff who support them, have put into their studies during their time at school and is just reward for their endeavours.

The girls now head off to a wide range of courses and universities whether it be Maths at Durham, French and Russian at Oxford, History of Art at Edinburgh or Music at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

It has been such a pleasure seeing every girl finding the right path for them and doing so well. They should be rightly proud of what they have achieved as are we.”

Northwood Sixth Form

Student at Northwood Sixth Form achieved a 100% pass rate in both A level and vocational courses.

Headteacher, Mark Anderson, said:

This has been a fantastic group of students who have worked hard and thoroughly deserve their success.

They have been supported by our fantastic staff and their caring parents.

I am immensely proud of them.

It is great to see our students achieving results above the national average. It is especially pleasing to see 71% of our students gaining the highest grades in either A level or vocational courses.

Students celebrate excellent results at Northwood Sixth Form(Image: Northwood Sixth Form)

The majority of students who applied to university have been accepted onto their chosen courses.

One student, Ibrahim Fahmi is going on to study Law at Nottingham University.

He said:

It’s always been my ambition to study this degree and I’d like to thank all my teachers for helping me to realise it!

Well done to Isabella Weintrau!

Hammersmith resident and Portland Place School pupil Isabella Weintraub, 18, is celebrating following fantastic A-Level results.

Isabella collected her results from Portland Place School, in Westminster, today and discovered she had achieved A A A in History, English Literature and Art.

She also received an A in an Extended Project Qualification.

Isabella Weintraub from Hammersmith secured straight As in her a levels

Headmaster at Portland Place School, David Bradbury said:

We are all so pleased for Isabella, she has worked incredibly hard and is a bright student. She has an exciting future ahead of her and we wish her all the best.”

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St Dominic's Sixth Form College

Students at St Dominic’s in Harrow-on-the-Hill produced ‘”outstanding” results with a third achieving A* and A grades.

Here is a summary of the school’s performance:

- The overall pass rate 99%

- The percentage of pupils who gained A* to C grades - 85%

- The percentage of grades that were A to A* - 33%

College Principal, Andrew Parkin said:

We are delighted with the 2017 examination results, not only with the high percentage of top grades but also with the consistency of performance across subjects.

In 20 of our 28 A level subjects, students achieved a 100% pass rate with an average pass rate in the remaining subjects of 98%.

This means that St. Dominic’s students are once again exceptionally placed to secure their first choice destinations whether in higher education, training or employment.

They leave us with our warmest congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness and success”

Queensmead School

Queensmead School are congratulating five boys who between them achieved 18 A*s.

Khalid Aleem, David Graovac and Raj Mehta have all been accepted into Cambridge University.

Queensmead School in Hillingdon celebrate A Level results(Image: Queensmead School)

Head Teacher, Rhona Johnston, said:

I am so very proud of the three boys.

They have worked exceptionally hard throughout their school careers.

They would not have achieved this without the support of their parents and teachers.

Khalid Aleem achieved a total of 5 A* grades (maths, further maths, further additional maths, chemistry and physics)

Michael Trant achieved 2 A* grades and 1 A (maths, further maths and physics)

David Graovac achieved 4 A* grades and 1 A (maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and computing)

Raj Mehta achieved 4 A* grades (maths, further maths, physics and chemistry)

Howard Hall-Benn achieved 3 A* grades (maths, further maths and physics)

Harlington School

Harlington School is celebrating another excellent year for A Levels with a 10% increase in higher grades.

On top of this, more than 30% of its students are going on study at Russell Group universities.

Here are some words from a couple of top achievers.

Alex Da Camera, who achieved an A*, B and C grade, said:

I’m over the moon to have been accepted into Exeter University to study Geography. I left Harlington in year 12 to study elsewhere and this turned out to be a terrible decision.

I missed the support of the staff and the community of the school. I returned in year 13 to study for my A ‘Levels and it was like coming home.

It was the best decision I could have made and helped me achieve my goal of university that was previously unreachable. My ultimate goal is to become a pilot. I’d like to thank Harlington staff for their dedication to my education.”

Keanna Kempisty, who achieved three A grades, said:

I’m so excited to be going to study Economics at Surrey University. Harlington staff have been so supportive in helping me achieve this goal despite setbacks. I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life.”

Charles Jefferies, Assistant Headteacher, 6th Form said:

Our students have coped commendably well with the national changes to ‘A’ Levels, and we were delighted to see the smiles and celebrations this morning!”

Headteacher Liz Horrigan added:

We are once again delighted and extremely proud of our students. It has been a real pleasure to support them on their educational journeys and we wish all of them the very best for their futures.”

Uxbridge High School

100% of students achieved exam success at Uxbridge High School with Spanish being one of the top performing subjects as all students achieved grades A*- B.

Head of Sixth Form, Maggie Barber, said:

Well done to all Sixth Form students at Uxbridge High School, whose hard work has paid off and have achieved fantastic results.

We are incredibly proud and delighted to see them progress as adults into university, apprenticeships or the world of work.

Ella Ebanks, Kimran Kalal and Arjola Idrizi are some of the high flying students, all achieving grades of A*, A and B.

All vocational students passed their courses with 93% of students achieving D* or DD* in ICT and 79%.

Rhys Pearce, Laura Davey and Jagrag Pahal all achieved the highest grade of DD * in Business Studies and Aisha McPherson, Sanah Sacranie and Sanije Sylejmani secured DD * in Performing Arts.

Isleworth & Syon School

Isleworth & Syon School is celebrating 28% of A level grades at A*/A.

Students who sat those BTEC Nationals gained over 98% of grades at Distinction* or Distinction.

Notable success came across a varitey of subjects including performing arts, sport, science, business and English.

Headteacher Euan Ferguson commented:

In a challenging time, we are delighted with these results.

We are proud of each and every one of our students, whether their next step involves further education at university, or the world of work via an apprenticeship or another route.

During their time at Isleworth & Syon, these students have consistently demonstrated outstanding tenacity and exemplary commitment to always be the best that they can be.

We wish our students well for the future.

The results continue to show that Isleworth & Syon School is the best choice for local boys.”

There were notable successes across our varied range of subjects such as the separate sciences, art, business, English, history, performing arts and sport.

A number of success stories came out of results day at the school, including Deputy Head Girl Cara Doyle who received an unconditional offer of a music scholarship from Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

(L-R): Sophie Lucas, Adhiyan Jeevathol, Maxwell Omondi, Myan Kellay and Cara Doyle(Image: Isleworth & Syon Schoo)

Head Boy Maxwell Omondi, achieved three A*s in mathematics, further mathematics and physics, alongside an A in geography, he goes on to read civil engineering at Imperial College London.

Sophie Lucas earned one A* in art, an A in English literature and a double Distinction* in performing arts and she will be heading to Bath Spa University to study drama.

Northwood College for Girls

Northwood College for Girls is celebrating a 100% pass rate this year.

Head Mistress, Jacqualyn Pain, said:

With over 30% of our girls achieving at least two A* - A grades, our excellent results are a true testament to the exceptionally high standard of a Northwood College for Girls education and the effectiveness of our forward- thinking teaching techniques and approach.

Our girls have worked so very hard and I am proud of each and every one of them.

I am equally proud and thankful for the dedication and commitment that is demonstrated year after year by our exceptional teachers.

The Mathematics Department excelled with 100% of the Further Mathematics grades at A*.

There was a number of success stories:

Nana Owusu-Addo, 18 gained three A*s and plans to head to Oxford University to read Chemistry, she said: “I am absolutely delighted with my results and so very relieved and grateful to Northwood College”

Izzy Seale, 18, also achieved three A*s and is planning to study a Maths degree. “I am so happy, I cannot believe it is over and I am so grateful to my school for my results” she commented.

Head Girl, Mala Pandit, 18, plans to head to Durham University after achieving two A*’s and one A, she said: “I am so happy and relieved!”

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Cranford Community College - Hounslow

One student who took his A Levels two years early revealed he scored top grades as he opened his envelope.

Noman Khan achieved A* A* A in his A levels and is hoping to go to UCL to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering – this will be two years ahead of everyone else.

Some of this year’s other successful achievements came from:

· Saranian Thiagalingam scored A* A* A B and will be going to London School of Economics to study Financial Management and Statistics

· Gurvir Thind gained A* A B and will be going to Nottingham University to study Mathematics and Economics

· Gavir Virk scored A* A B and will be going to King’s College London to study Computer Science, and joining him are Unza Ahsan who gained three A grades

and will be studying Neuroscience and Karishma Raicar who will be reading Biomedical Sciences having scored A B B.

· Headboy Hasan Almosoy who gained A A B has secured a place to study Law at Warwick University. Joining him are Ziah Charles who achieved A A B and will study Psychology and Muhammad Sarwar who gained A* B B and will be studying Accounting and Finance.

· Twins Kavlin and Jaslin Aurora gained entry to the courses of their choice: Kavlin to study Dentistry at Bristol University and Jaslin to study Optometry at City University London.

Kevin Prunty, Executive Headteacher congratulated all the students on their great A level successes this year.

Whitmore High School in Harrow

The school celebrated a record year of A Level results.

A total of 27% of results were A*-A grades.

Headteacher Sue Hammond, said:

These students have worked hard and deserve to celebrate today after a nervous time waiting.

A huge thank you to all our parents and staff and I wish our leavers every success and happiness in the next stage of their lives.”

There were a number of success stories coming out of Whitmore High School on results day.

Lewis Nagle

A* Maths, A* Further Maths, A Physics, A* Extended Project Qualification

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I honestly cannot thank Whitmore enough, its staff and its students for making me the person that I am. School is not just about studying but also becoming a well-rounded person who is ready for the world. I can’t wait to go to university, meet new people and continue to develop my understanding of Physics and the world around me.”

Pooja Patel

A Chemistry, A Biology, A English Literature, A* Extended Project Qualification

University of Liverpool to study Medicine

My 7 years at Whitmore have been, and will continue to be, the best of my life. My experiences here have shaped me as a person and I will be forever grateful to the school and its staff for helping me to reach my full potential.”

Suman Paudel

A* Maths, A Chemistry, A Physics

Warwick University to study Physics

Whitmore and its teachers have gone above and beyond to help me succeed. Even if my questions have not been directly related to the course, they have taken the time to help me and further develop my understanding. Although the future is unknown, what I have learned from Whitmore is that it all works out in the end!”

Antonio Dechausay

A Maths, A* Further Maths, A Physics

University of Sussex to study Physics with Astrophysics

Whitmore has supported me really well throughout my A Levels and helped me to achieve better grades than I thought would ever be possible.”

Isaac Rego

A* Computing, A Maths, A Further Maths

University of Warwick to study Computer Science

I am thrilled to be beginning a new chapter of my life after exceeding my expectations. Studying A Levels at Whitmore has been a fantastic experience that has prepared me for university life and beyond.”

Husam Ul-Haq

A* Economics, A ICT, A Maths

Loughborough University to study Economics

My time at Whitmore has been very enjoyable and I know that my experience at Whitmore will help me to make smart decisions in the coming years.”

Muhammed Ali Mehmood

A* Maths, A Physics, A ICT

King’s College London to study Computer Science

I am thankful to have had the opportunity to study at Whitmore. It has opened the door to the career I have always wanted and I look forward to the university experience and all that it entails.”

Ark Burlington Danes Academy

Ark Burlington Danes Academy in White City is delighted with its A level results.

Just under half (49%) of its pupils gained three A*-C grades.

Maths and RE students received glowing results.

In maths half of the class of, 22 pupils, got A or A* grades, while in further maths, four out of six pupils got A or higher.

In RE seven out of 11 students got a grade B or higher.

Principal Michael Ribton said:

There’s no secret to success at A level, it is all about hard work.

I am so proud of our pupils and the way they have approached this year’s exams. And it is wonderful that across the land so many pupils from of our community are pursuing their dreams.

Congratulations to them and a massive thanks to the amazing staff of this school.”

Hatch End High School

And the results are in for Hatch End High School where more than two thirds of students achieved three A Levels gaining A*-C grades.

Some of the success stories include:

Chandler Low who gained three A* and two A grades is off to read Computer Science at Imperial College.

Isini Abeysekera who gained two A* and two A grades and will read International Relations at LSE.

Danielle Man gained an A* in English and two other A grades and will be extending her natural creative flair studying Animation in Middlesex.

Aaditya Singh gained two A grades and a B and is off to study Electronic Engineering in York.

And finally congratulations to Suleyman Hussein who gained A*/A/A and two further B’s and is off to study Biomedical Science.

The overall results picture looks like this:

  • Overall pass rate 100%
  • A* - A 33%
  • Percentage of pupils who gained 3 A*-C - 70 %

Headteacher Sue Maguire said it was yet another year of “fantastic results.”

This is a worthy culmination of all our students’ hard work over the last two years and has only been possible thanks to outstanding teaching from an exceptionally well qualified staff body and of course support from our parent body.

All should be congratulated and I am very proud to lead a school that is consistently in the best 10% of schools in the whole country for academic achievement.

We wish all our young people the very best as they move on to University and beyond – they thoroughly deserve a bright and prosperous future.”

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Alec Reed Academy in Northolt

Alec Reed Academy celebrated as more than half its students achieved A* to C grades.

Top results came in from Tejasbna Sehdev who achieved two A* grades and one A grade and Sammara Abbasi who achieved A and two B grades.

The schools recorded 58% of A Level students achieving A*-C grades.

In Applied General and Technical qualifications over 25% of students achieved the Distinction* and 56% of all students achieved Distinction grades.

Congratulations to William Blithing and Anissa Ibrahim who both achieved three Distinction* grades in Sports Studies and Health and Social Care courses and to Riffat Bukhari on gaining the Distinction* in Business Studies.

75% of Art students achieved A*-B grades, 50% of students in English & History achieved A*-B grades and 27% of BTEC Sport students achieved D*D*D*.

Gary Lobbett, CEO said:

These are absolutely outstanding results. I am delighted that so many of our students have met and surpassed their challenging personal targets and aspirations.

This success is the result of the dedication, commitment and hard work of staff, the positive attitudes of our students and the high level of support received from parents.

I am very proud of our students’ achievements and of the teaching and support teams across the Academy who guide and encourage students throughout the year.

Congratulations to everyone involved.”

Springwest Academy in Feltham

Springwest Academy in Feltham (formerly Feltham Community College reported some good A Level results.

A round-up of the all important results:

  • Overall pass rate at A-Level - 98%
  • Pupils gaining 3 A-Levels graded A*-C - 58%
  • A-Levels graded A*-A - 30%

Top performing students results:

Megan Rendell (left) achieved A*s in both French and Spanish and securing her place at Southampton University.

Jamaal Haji and Quinton Hendricks achieved A’s all round gaining A*A A in Sociology, History and English Literature.

Meanwhile Jeevan Seira obtained A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and is going to University College London next year to study Biomedical Sciences.

One of the school’s biggest achievements came from students studying Art. All pupils were awarded A*.

In a statement the school said:

It is a true testament to the hard work of students and teachers that despite the increased rigour in assessments and the introduction of new A Levels in a number of subjects this year; we continue to see excellence and true success.”

On vocational courses (Business, Finance and IT) 66% of all entries achieved the highest grade possible (Distinction*) with 93% of entries awarded either Distinction or Distinction*.

Aivaras Kaminskis achieved D*D*D and will be studying Mechanical Engineering and Nathaniel Hunt, achieving the same grades, is moving on to study computer science.

JFS School in Kenton

The A Level results for west London schools are coming in quickly and next up is the JFS School in Kenton, Harrow.

A record year for Sixth Formers with:

  • Overall pass rate was 99.2%
  • 55% of results achieved were A*-A grades.
  • 74 students achieved A*/A grades in three A levels – an increase on previous years despite a smaller cohort.

A total of 13 students secured their places for Oxford or Cambridge Universities.

Executive Headteacher Deborah Lipkin, Headteacher Simon Appleman and Head of Sixth Form Anthony Flack were delighted by these excellent results.

In a statement, they said:

These results are exceptional and are testament to the hard work of all our students supported by their parents and staff.

They reflect the “drive and passion” noted by OFSTED and ensure that our students are ready to move to the next stage of their life with confidence.

This has been a record year of results and we remain very proud of all our students’ achievements”.

Elthorne Park High School in Hanwell

There were some outstanding results with over half of A Level results at A* or A.

Top performing students included:

Alex Andrews achieved two A* grades in Maths and Physics along with an A grade in Chemistry. He will be going to Edinburgh University to study Maths.

Anisha Bryan achieved an A* grade in Art and two A grades in Biology and French. She is heading to the University of Exeter to study flexible combined honours, within the social sciences.

Max Warren - got three A grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics. He is going to University of Birmingham to read Computer Science.

Nuala Gallagher achieved two A grades and a B in History, RS and Drama respectively.

Tayyaba Iqbal gained three A grades in Art, History and RS.

Assistant Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form, David Eagleton said:

We are thrilled to see Elthorne Park students achieving outstanding success, yet again.

I am looking forward to hearing of their continued achievement, both in university or their further careers.”

Headteacher, Eliot Wong added:

I am so pleased that our largest ever cohort, following the full range of A level and BTEC subjects, has once again achieved exceptional results.

Our sixth formers have done tremendously well, gaining some of the best results in Ealing. I wish them every success in the future.”

Bishopshalt School in Uxbridge

There was plenty to smile about at Bishopshalt School hall this morning especially if your name is Luke Soneji.

The super star student achieved phenomenal results with four A* grades in chemistry, physics, maths and further maths.

There were also seven other students who opened their envelopes to see they had gained three A* to A grades.

Overall results improved from last year, the school said.

Director of Sixth Form, Phil Harris, congratulated all of the students and teachers at the school on their hard work.

These results are a credit to the hard work and application of the students and their teachers alike.

We are very pleased that our students have achieved so well at Bishopshalt.

We aim to help as many students as possible to go on to university and it is very satisfying for us when all of the effort that is put in is rewarded.

We are delighted to have helped so many students to achieve the excellent results that they have – our congratulations go to them all.”

Twyford School in Acton

Nine students from Twyford School were delighted to achieve top grades which has landed them a place at Oxford or Cambridge University.

A total of 23 students achieved the feat of at least two A*s.

Here are the top grade scorers who gained three or more A* grades.

A huge congratulations to:

Oliver Benson and Pearl Eagling, (Natural Sciences at Cambridge)

Luke Jellyman (Geography at Oxford)

Saul Gilbert (Engineering at Oxford)

Nat Leaf (Medicine) as well as

Jack Elliott, Ben Francis, Millie Giles, Emily Larson, Emily Whitmey and William Winterbotham.

Other results included:

  • 40% achieved A* or A grades on a par with previous years at the school.
  • 90% achieved grade C or above

Associate headteacher, Karen Barrie said:

Twyford is justifiably proud of its success at A level and I am delighted that the students have continued to achieve so highly even though the bar has been raised.”

Executive head,Alice Hudson, added:

Staff and students have worked exceptionally hard over the past two years to ensure that they met the challenge of these new courses.

They are to be strongly congratulated that their hard work paid off.”

The Green School in Isleworth

There were some top grades from students at The Green School.

Here are the top five performing pupils who are now either taking a gap year or going onto university.

Elissa Harb: 2A*, 1A, 1B (Medicine at Imperial, London)

Debbie Mok: 1A*, 2A (Physics at UCL)

Rianna Davis: 1A*, 1A, 1B (taking a gap year)

Shania Bola: 1A*, 1A, 1B (Politics and International Relations at Loughborough university)

Sarah Wong: 1A*, 1B, 1C (Art and Design at University of Arts, London)

Here are the overall results:

22% of grades were at grade A* and A

79% were grades A*-C - an increase on last year’s results.

Sally Yarrow, Executive Headteacher of The Green School in Isleworth: said:

We were delighted to witness the excitement in the school hall as students collected their results and wish all our students every success in their future studies and careers.”

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DLD College London

Here are the results for DLD College in Westminster where students’ A Level grades excelled this year with a 99% pass rate.

The results were collected from the Westminster Bridge based college this morning (August 17) and the facility boasts another record year.

A total of:

  • 41% of students achieved A*-A results topping last year’s 38%.
  • 70% achieved A* - B
  • 87% took home A*-C grades.

Principal at DLD College London, Rachel Borland, said: We are so happy with these results, we continue to go from strength to strength each year.

The students work so hard and the staff are so committed to helping every individual reach their full potential.

We wish all of the 2017 cohort the best of luck in the future and we know we will hear of many success stories in time to come.”

Grenfell A Level students have grades 'reviewed'

Pupils who took exams in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire will have their grades reviewed.

Here is the latest on what the council, schools and exam boards will do.

St Mark's Catholic School - Hounslow

Here are the first set of results from the borough of Hounslow, and they look good.

Looks like another great year for A Level results at St Mark’s Catholic School in Hounslow where 94% of students received A*-C grades.

A total of 20 students received three A*/A grades.

But a huge congratulations to these two super students Patrick Boutros and Arshpreet Dhatt both achieving three A* grades.

Here are the results:

The overall pass rate was 100%.

The A*-C pass rate was 94%.

The A*-B pass rate was 75%.

The A*-A pass rate was 39%.

Headteacher Paul Enright said:

The results at St Mark’s are up on last year’s fantastic results and we are delighted for the students.

They represent a lot of hard work from students and staff at the school.”

National outlook on results - and it's good news!

So this is the picture nationally. For the first time since 2010 there has been a year-on-year rise in the number of students receiving A* and A grades at A Levels.

First results of the day - Stockley Academy

We’re off to a great start as Stockley Academy students in Hillingdon received their best results to date.

Drum roll...74% A*-C of which 53% are A*-B grades.


Show results, get free food

Needing somewhere to celebrate? Well this will come in very handy.

Nandos is offering FREE food to students on results day today.

Anyone who wants to claim their dish should pop in to their nearest Nando’s with their results (the staff won’t tell anyone what they are, just in case you’re feeling self conscious!) as well as their ID.

Diners must spend at least £7 to claim their freebie.

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