Young people in Westminster celebrate their A-levels success

Fri, 18/08/2017

Students from across Westminster Schools have been celebrating their A’level results.

This year’s results show an increase in the number of students achieving more top grades, than previous years.

Councillor Richard Holloway, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Young People, Westminster City Council, 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.

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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.”

Melanie Andemichael, student at St Augustine’s High CE School gained the results she needed to study at Exeter University. Melanie said:“I didn’t expect these great results, I feel so relived and excited that I will be able to study Law at university.”

Staff and students at Paddington Academy were also today celebrating the best results in the school’s 10-year history. Overall results saw figures rise to their highest ever at the school, with 26% awarded the highest marks of A*-A grades.

Peter Jones, Principal at Paddington Academy, 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, a student at Paddington Academy, obtained 2 A*s and 2 As and will take up a place at Cambridge University to study Engineering. He is the first person and the first generation in his family to go to university. Najeeb 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.”

The Grey Coat Hospital was also delighted with their students A’level results, with 36% of all grades were A*-A.

Siân Maddrell, headteacher at The Grey Coat Hospital, said:“Our students have worked extremely hard and we are very proud of them. Many have secured university places across the UK from Aberdeen to Exeter and further afield, with five places at Oxford, three places at medical school, one scholarship to Columbia and one place at the University of Groningen."

Westminster Academy students have also been celebrating a successful set of post 16 results which have secured them places at top universities including three places at Oxbridge.

Last updated: 5 September 2017