Hammersmith Academy Head Delighted by A Level Success

Cathnor Road school's Gary Kynaston "immensively proud" of students

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Hammersmith Academy headteacher, Gary Kynaston says he is " immensely proud and delighted with our students and the hard work they have put in" after the school achieved impressive A level results in its second year.

70% of all student entries achieved the highest grades of A*-C with an overall pass rate of 98%.

Students excelled across the range of curriculum areas, with many exceptional grades seen in Maths, the Sciences, Drama, Spanish, Sociology and the Academy’s specialisms of ICT and Media.

16% of students were awarded the highest level of A* or equivalent.

Some of the highest achievers include:

  • Ali Omar, who achieved AAA and will study Medicine at Imperial.
  • Amina El Bakkali, who achieved A*A*B will study Business Management at Brunel (but is awaiting outcome of an upgraded course through UCAS Adjustment).
  • Taybah Mahmood, who achieved AAB will study Law at SOAS.
  • Artem Yurlov, who achieved AAAAA at AS Level.
  • Marko Gvero, who achieved AAAB at AS Level.


The excellent results mean that students have secured places to study courses such as Law, Medicine, Maths and Biomechanical Engineering at highly prestigious universities across the country, with many poised to attend Russell Group universities.

Students studying vocational BTEC courses also performed well and have secured places at the institutions of their choice.

Gary Kynaston adds: " The results are a tribute to the teachers and the students’ dedication after choosing to study in Hammersmith Academy’s Sixth Form.

“This cohort of students have come from all over London and their progress in their short time with us is truly remarkable. It is fantastic to see so many move on to Higher Education. On behalf of everyone at the Academy, we wish them all the best in the future."

Head of Sixth Form, Rob McKerrell, says: " I am overjoyed by the fantastic results our students have yet again produced, with a number achieving the highest possible A* and Distinction grades.

" Seeing our students grow and develop into confident and well-rounded individuals with high aspirations, has been astonishing. The Academy’s culture of high expectations and standards, with the support of parents, has inspired fantastic academic success."

You can find out more about Hammersmith Academy's sixth form here.