A Level students at Uxbridge College are celebrating some excellent individual successes, along with great results across the board too.
A total of 98% of students achieved A*-E grades, placing the college in line with national figures and heralding another year of expected ‘Value Added’ success on DfE tables, which are published in January. Value Added is a measure of the progress that students make compared to their GCSE grades.
As well as students who have achieved good grades at school, Uxbridge College also welcomes those who may not have fulfilled their potential at school, or need extra support or to learn language skills, and who then go on to demonstrate significant improvements. The college has a strong track record of students with lower GCSE grades making progress above the national rate and achieving excellent A Level results, and often going on to enter the university of their choice.
Achievers this year included:
Marcus Davenport (22), from Uxbridge, who made exceptional progress at college, starting on a Foundation Studies course and going on to achieve A*, A and B. Marcus, who has a learning disability and received extra support at college, is now off to Brunel University to study History & Politics. He also excelled in college activities such as the Reading Ahead scheme, debating competition, and MP’s Q&A.
Navleen Mutti (18), from Hayes, who will be studying Economics at the University of Surrey after achieving an A* and A and a B.
Nadeem Moledina (20), from Pinner, who achieved A*, A and B and is going to Nottingham University to study Physics and Philosophy.
For grades A*-C this year, which is the first in which the students all completed their courses on the new linear system - which means that all exams are sat at the end of the second year, rather than being carried over from the AS Level year - the figure was 74%.
Darrell DeSouza, Vice Principal Curriculum and Standards at Uxbridge College, said: “Congratulations to all our achievers - we are extremely proud of them all, particularly considering how far many have travelled given their starting point when they arrived at college. In addition, a number of our A Level achievers at Uxbridge College, which is the best west London college for 16-18 year old performance overall, also completed their GCSEs at college, either for the first time or after taking their exams at school.
“These very positive results also bode well for next year’s Value Added scores, which this year saw Uxbridge College coming 4th nationally out of all FE Colleges and Sixth Form Colleges, and becoming best London College, for institutions offering a full A Level programme.”
Other top achievers included Abin Rai with two A* and an A; Ovidiu Tirnovan with an A* and two A grades; and Fozia Patel with three A grades.