Uxbridge College students and staff were celebrating on Thursday 20 August when A Level results arrived - bringing some high flying top performers along with a 98% pass rate.
Tarique Hasan (19), got five A grades in Additional Further Maths, Further Maths, Maths, Physics and Chemistry and will be going to Imperial College to study Physics.
Tarique, from East Avenue, Hayes, studied a number of modules by himself, as well as being taught in class - out of eighteen mathematical modules studied at Uxbridge College, ten of them were self-taught, and Tarique has achieved exceptional module results in all his Mathematics modules.
Out of a total of 30 units studied across all his A Levels, he achieved grade As in 29 of them.
Joseph Nelson (20), of Croyde Avenue, Hayes, achieved a total of four A Levels at Uxbridge College, 3 A grades in Government & Politics, Media Studies and Sociology and a grade B in Psychology. He will be going to Glasgow University to study English Literature with film and television. He has a total of seven A Levels from having previously studied at Harlington Community School.
He said: "I am happy with the results and looking forward to going to university."
Anisha Solanki (20), from Coleridge Crescent, Colnbrook, Slough, got 3 A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and is now going to London School of Pharmacy to study Pharmacy. She said: "I was very nervous at the start wondering what grades I would get and I am extremely relieved to hear I have done well. I am the first person in my family to go to university - my parents are very excited."
Milosz Kostusiak (19), from Ruislip Road, Greenford, will be studying Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London, after achieving 3 A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. He said: "I have worked really hard for this, including doing my GCSEs at Uxbridge College after coming to the UK from Poland three years ago, and I am so excited to have such good results."
Qitao Xu (19), of Myddleton Road, Uxbridge, got 3 A grades in Further Maths, Maths and Physics and will be studying Electronic Engineering at Southampton University.
AS level performers included:
Ilona Swiatkowska with five grade As
Ho Ting Liu with four grade As
Naomi Haysum with three As and one B
Arozo Rustamkhail with three As and one B.
Dr Darrell DeSouza, Vice Principal for Curriculum and Standards at Uxbridge College, said: "Again this is an extremely pleasing set of results for Uxbridge College with a 97% pass rate and an impressive set of success stories. We are delighted to see so many of our students going on to their university or job of choice - something which would not have been possible without both their own dedicated efforts and the commitment of our staff.
"I would like to congratulate every student who has achieved this year, and also say that in many cases their achievements on paper do not tell the whole story. Our achievers don't always have the easiest starts so they may be overcoming huge odds to reach their goals.
"As well as the A Level results, we also have a very good set of AS grades, which is particularly gratifying in the light of recent changes to these courses. We would also like to recognise the vocational achievers going on to further study or the job of their choice, including those who may have done BTECs, access courses and technical training.
"This year's A Level results follow our award of Beacon status and the recent news that we are the best college in London for educating young people for the third year running. We also recently celebrated our first anniversary as an outstanding college under Ofsted, and this year's results certainly confirm that our excellent work is continuing."Facts and figures for A Levels (A2) for Uxbridge College, in Park Road, Uxbridge, 2009:
*97% pass rate at grades A-E
*Pass rate at grades A-C 61%
*12 subjects out of 14 have matched or improved their pass rates compared to 2008
*11 subjects showed a 100 per cent pass rate.