Fifth of A Levels achieve top A* and A grades
Paddington Academy students are celebrating after receiving an excellent set of A Level results today. As well as improving on last year’s stunning results, there was further cause for celebration as students earned the grades they needed to study at the universities of their choice.
With no equivalents included, an impressive fifth (20%) of A Level entries achieved the top A* and A grades, a rise of two percentage points on last year. Similarly, more than 43% of were awarded A* to B, rising from 38% last summer, whilst the proportion of pure A Level entries earning A* to C grades climbed five percentage points to 70%. A Level results have seen a three year trend of improvement, with a 5% rise in the top grades at AS and A2.
The Sixth Form at Paddington Academy has grown significantly over the last three years and this year had the largest ever Year 13 cohort of 141, and has seen a 20% increase in the number of A Level entries, whilst at the same time maintaining high grade standards in terms of outcomes for students. There is a high degree of personalisation, with students studying a rich mixture of vocational and academic courses which lead them to success at either university or apprenticeships. This year there has been a further increase in the number of students gaining Russell group university places.
Amongst the successes for the Paddington Academy Sixth Form as a whole, there were a number of notable individual successes:
- Andre Thomas who achieved an A* in Maths, an A in Biology and an A in Chemistry and will study Natural Sciences at UCL;
- Walid Ridha who achieved an A in Maths, an A in Arabic, an A in Chemistry and a B in Biology and is planning to study Chemical Engineering at university;
- Tanjir Zaman who achieved an A* in Maths, an A* in Chemistry and a C in Biology and is planning to study Chemical Engineering at university;
- Ahmet Ljubushtani who achieved an A* in Chemistry, an A in Maths, a B in Biology and will study Chemistry at UCL;
- Milot Selmani who achieved an A* in Maths, an A in Economics and a B in Physics and will study Physics at King’s College.
Oli Tomlinson, Principal of Paddington Academy, said:
'We are all so pleased to once again see our Sixth Formers rewarded for their hard work over the past two years and throughout their time at Paddington Academy. For us as staff it is always particularly lovely to see students we have known since Year 7 complete their school careers and go on to excellent universities. I am very proud of them all and of our staff for the hard work they invest in helping our students achieve so highly.'