The A-level results for Hammersmith Academy were particularly worthy of celebration, being those of its founding year of students – having opened in 2011.
And they certainly didn't disappoint, with 45 per cent of students achieving A* to B, 75 per cent A* to C, and all students passing all subjects. The school also achieved its first Oxbridge placement.
Subjects where students had shown most success included English literature, maths, history, sociology and media.
After achieving A* in economics and As in maths and geography, Amari Drysdale is heading to Oxford University to read economics and management.
“I’m so grateful all that hard work has paid off – what you put in is truly what you get out,” he said.
Umut Halil is heading to UCL to study maths after achieving A*s in maths and further maths, as well as an A in physics.
Going to one of the top universities
Nadim Choudhury gained As in psychology, sociology and economics and will study social sciences at UCL.
“I remember in Year 7 I wasn’t doing well and I struggled,” he said. “Now I am going to one of the top universities in the country. That’s all thanks to Hammersmith Academy.”
Heading to Durham University to study archaeology is Lauren Daly, who scooped Bs in English, geography and sociology.
“I cried when I saw my results,” she said. “Thank you to all those teachers who encouraged me and gave me confidence to apply for my course at a great university.”
Headteacher Gary Kynaston said of the results: “We are all over the moon with the outstanding results our students have achieved this year.
“This cohort of A-Level students were our founding Year 7 students when the Academy opened.
“For our first Oxbridge place to be attained, along with the large number of secured Russell Group university places, is a real testament to the Academy’s approach to a well-rounded education.
“From day one we have instilled the belief that any student can succeed with hard work and a professional approach to their studies.
“I thank our staff for their unwavering dedication and to the parents who have supported their children and the Academy.”
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