Borough's Students Celebrate A Level Results

Results well above national average with 99% passing

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This year's A Level and AS Level results in Hammersmith and Fulham are well above the national average, with 99% of students passing with A*-E grades, compared with the national average of 97.6%.

The percentage gaining A* - C was 78.3% , 2.9 points above the national average of 75.4%.

And high achieving students winning the Bs, As and the new A* grade, introduced for the first time this year, were also better than average with 54.8% getting the top grades – 2.6% above the figure nationally.

This year’s results were however slightly down on 2009’s figures, which stood at 99.8 per cent – an all-time high in what proved to be an exceptional year for A Levels in the borough.

The best performing schools in the borough were Lady Margaret in Fulham, with a 99.2% pass rate, closely followed by London Oratory at 99% and Hammersmith's William Morris at 98.9%.

Figures for AS Levels were also better than the national picture of 88.2% with H&F students achieving a 91.5% pass rate at A-E.

At Burlington Danes Academy in Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush. students in the school's new sixth form were celebrating their first AS levels since the sixth form opened last September.

The top results were achieved by Ryan Walters, who achieved four As in maths, business studies, religious studies, and politics, while a number of other pupils surpassed their target grades.

Principal Sally Coates commented: “I’m delighted to receive these results in the first year of BDA Sixth Form. I’m optimistic that students can build on these results in Year 13 and gain places at top universities.”

Cllr Helen Binmore, H&F cabinet member for children’s services, said : " This year’s results are excellent and all students, staff at our sixth forms and parents should be very proud of their achievements. "

August 23, 2010