A Level achiever Tarique Hasan celebrates with Dr Alastair Mullins, Head of The Academy at Uxbridge College.

Uxbridge College is celebrating after achieving fifth place in the borough's A Level league tables - with two independent selective schools in the top-ranking four.

As a Further Education provider, Uxbridge College teaches students from all social, cultural and educational backgrounds.

The data in the tables published by the Department of Children, Schools and Families, released on 13 January, gives Uxbridge College an average UCAS points score per exam entry of 209. The UCAS scores featured in the tables, which also cover other qualifications taught at A Level standard such as BTEC National Diplomas and NVQs, are used by universities to award places on degree courses.

Dr Darrell DeSouza, Vice Principal - Curriculum and Standards, said: "These figures are a great achievement for Uxbridge College and I would like to congratulate everyone involved - particularly when you consider that in the top five schools ranked there are two independent selective schools.

"It is important to remember it's not just A Levels covered by these tables, but that we have achieved this with a wide range of qualifications and learners. Many of our students have to make a great deal of progress in order to accomplish these kind of results.

"Achievements such as these, not to mention the fact that Uxbridge College has been the best in London for three years running for educating young people, are a tribute to the hard work and high standards of students and staff alike."