Pictured: The Mahyar brothers (l-r) - Wise, Qais and Ashmat Students and staff were celebrating an improved success rate in this year’s A level results, with passes at grades A*-E reaching 99% - up a point from the previous year.Individual success stories included students getting into the first universities of their choice - including to study science and medical subjects

Wise Qais and Ashmat Mahyar 6305Pictured: The Mahyar brothers (l-r) - Wise, Qais and Ashmat

Students and staff were celebrating an improved success rate in this year’s A level results, with passes at grades A*-E reaching 99% - up a point from the previous year.

Individual success stories included students getting into the first universities of their choice - including to study science and medical subjects - and others progressing from GCSE level at College to achieve excellent A level results.

Facts and figures for A levels (A2) for Uxbridge College for 2013 included:

* 99% pass rate at grades A*-E
* 100% pass rate in 17 out of the 20 subjects sat.
* A*- C grades at 67%

The College also achieved high pass rates in Physics, English Literature and Sociology at grades A*-B compared to further education college results nationally. Success rates at A*-B for Sociology at Uxbridge College were 59% compared to the national average of 40%, 50% for Physics (national average 29%) and 48% for English Literature (national average 27%).

Among the individual success stories were:

* Joint top performer Rianna Thompson gained A* grades in Sociology and Psychology, and a B in English Literature which she took in just one year. Rianna (19), will now study Psychology at the University of Essex. Harsha Gunasekara (20), who achieved an equivalent point score, got an A* in Biology and A grades in Chemistry and Physics, and is planning to study medicine after a gap year.

* Three brothers who have taken A levels at the same time and are all expecting to study science and medicine subjects at university. The Mahyar brothers Qais (22), Wise (21) and Ashmat (19), who came to the UK from Afghanistan in 2009, collected their results together. Qais is due to study Pharmacy and Chemistry, Wise will take Pharmacy at Reading University, and Ashmat will take a year out with a view to studying medicine in 2014. Qais and Wise both studied for four years at College, starting at pre-GCSE level, with Ashmat starting at GCSE level.

* Husein Kapasi (19), who gained grade As in Maths, Biology and Chemistry, and has a place at King’s College London to study Biomedical Engineering.

* Ahmed Saleh (18), achieved grade As in Maths, Further Maths and Physics despite a serious back injury which has affected him since January. He was given special breaks in exams due to the pain he was suffering but still came in the top three at College and will be studying Aerospace Engineering at Surrey University. Ahmed also took Arabic outside the curriculum and achieved an A.

* Enes Arican (21), who gained grades A in Maths and Physics and a B in Biology, will be studying mechanical engineering at University College London.

* Najib Padsha (24), gained a university place to read medicine at the University of Debercen in Hungary.

Ray Ferris, Curriculum Director at Uxbridge College, said: “We are delighted that our 99% A level pass rate is above the national average, with seventeen subjects achieving a 100% pass rate. Many of our students have achieved the highest grades, including A*s, and will be going on to study at some of the top universities in the country. This is a real testament to the hard work of students and staff at the College, to the quality of teaching and to our excellent facilities. Many of our staff are A level examiners – although obviously not for Uxbridge College students - and this helps them to give the best possible guidance to students.

“Overall our level three vocational BTEC students have also performed very well and many will be going on to university or skilled jobs in their chosen sector. It is our excellent results and progression pathways that make us stand out as the only Ofsted ‘outstanding’ College in West London.”

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