Harrow College A-Level students are celebrating strong results this year with a number achieving coveted triple and double A grades across A-Level and AS Levels and some great individual performances.
A total of 97% 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.
Students and staff are very proud of high grades with 63% of A2 (A-Level) and 58% of AS Level students achieving the prized A*-Cs.
Achievers this year included:
Camila Mendes studied A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and got A, A, A. She said: “I am very happy and excited as I am now going to the University of Nottingham to read Economics, which was my first choice!”
Kajana Chaountharagnanan studied A-Levels in Art & Design, 3D Art and Fine Art and got A, A, B. She said: “I am now going to Oxford Brookes University to study Architecture. I really wanted to go there and it was my first choice – it’s a dream come true! I enjoyed my time at Harrow College and the teaching staff were really friendly and supportive.”
Fiorella Boda who took Maths, Chemistry and Biology was celebrating two A grades among her results and a place at university. She said: “I am off to Queen Mary University of London to study Economics - I am very happy I got my place! The teaching staff at Harrow College were great and very supportive and it feels like all the hard work I did paid off.”
Chrishan Warnakulasuriya studied A-Levels in Maths, Psychology and Physics and got A, A, B. He said: “I am pleased with my results. I am planning on taking a gap year and I am thinking about taking two more A-Levels in Philosophy and Further Maths, and then looking to possibly go on to university.”
Mischa Andon who studied A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths got A, B, B. She said: “I’m really pleased and excited to be going off to university. I am going to my first choice - University of Bristol to study Zoology. ”
Matthew Quaynor studied Biology, Chemistry and Maths A-Levels and got A, A, A. He said: “I am really pleased with my grades and I am now going to look at getting into the best university I can.”
Pat Carvalho, Principal of Uxbridge College and Deputy CEO of HCUC (Harrow College Uxbridge College – the merged college group) said: “I am delighted our students will yet again progress to their chosen university having achieved such great results.”
Dylan McTaggart, Deputy Principal HCUC was extremely proud of the performance by A-Level students at Harrow College, most notably the specialist Science A-Level package. Similarly, the Science Btec package has very strong results with students from both pathways applying successfully for university.
Dylan said: “It’s been an inspiring year with outstanding overall student achievement. Harrow College students often arrive from school without the strongest GCSE backgrounds and this year’s results show what a great option college can be for these students – we would certainly encourage school students to look at college as an option once they receive their results - and are testament to the approach the college takes to ensure all students achieve their full potential. Whether they go on to university, into jobs, to further study at college or on to the increasingly popular option of an Apprenticeship, they can get all the support they need here, including with language needs or learning difficulties.”
Dr Darrell Desouza, Principal of HCUC, said: “We are extremely pleased with the strong A-Level and AS Level results at both Uxbridge College and Harrow College and the many individual success stories. The successes in science and maths subjects at both colleges, this year and previously, pave the way for our exciting new Institute of Technology due to open next year. We are very proud to have been chosen for this as just one of 12 organisations nationally – and for the introduction of the new technical equivalents to A-Levels, the T-Levels.”