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Strong performances and excellent GCSE results this year

24 Aug 2017

This year’s GCSE results have shown strong improvement amongts our students, with 77% achieving at least 5A*-C grades including English and Maths or grade 4 and above in the new specifications, Mathematics and English Language and Literature. The national A*-C pass rate in England this year was 66.6%. The value which the College has added to the results of students who enrolled to improve their existing grades from previous schools has been especially pleasing this year, with some students enjoying substantial grade enhancement in the subjects which they have retaken.

Principal of Ealing Independent College, Dr Ian Moores, said: "I am delighted with another successful year for our GCSE students. There are some remarkable success stories both from our retake students and year 11." 

Amongst the Year 11 cohort, there were some wonderful individual performances, detailed below: 

Sara scored an incredible 3 A*s across the sciences, 2 8 grades in English Language and Literature (the equivalent to A*), alongside a 7 grade in Maths (equivalent to an A grade), and an A in History. She also scored a B grade in French. Considering the fact that Sara was sitting these exams one year early, on an accelerated programme, her results are truly outstanding.

Maya also performed with distinction, scoring four A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and History, an 8 in English Language and a 7 in English Literature (A*A). She also scored a 6 in Maths (B) and a B grade in French. Maya’s hard work and dedication through her time at the College ensured that she has achieved the results which she deserved.

Director of Studies, Allan Cairns, could not be more proud of Sara and Maya and their excellent GCSE results. 

Jay, also sitting his GCSE exams a year early through our accelerated programme, secured an excellent performance. A* grades were achieved in Biology and Chemistry, along with an A in Physics. Jay was awarded a 7 grade in Maths (A), and two sixes in English Language and Literature (B), along with B grades in French and Geography to go with the B grade he achieved in History, which he sat two years early.

Jay picked up his results with his parents, and Principal, Dr Ian Moores, was there to personally congratulate them. 

Sarah (international student, Malaysia) was another star performer in terms of her GCSE grades. She attained three A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Chinese, an A grade in History and a grade 7 in Maths (A). She also scored a B grade in Physics, and a combination of grade 6 and 5 in English Language and Literature (BC+). Sarah joined the College from Malaysia in January 2016, and therefore undertook the GCSE course in one and a half years, as opposed to two full years, making this a superb achievement.

Chiharu (international student, Japan) came to the College in September 2016 with the intention of sitting GCSEs in Maths and the Sciences, whilst improving her level of English through our robust EFL programme. Chiharu’s effort and aptitude throughout the year was exemplary, and she was invited to attend AS classes in the sciences to develop her incredible potential in these areas. It came as no surprise to see Chiharu attain four A* grades. 

Chiharu picked up her results together with her friend Candela who also performed really well on her exams. 

As well as a fantastic performance from our Year 11 students, many students embarked on a one-year intensive GCSE course with the intention of improving on disappointing performances in their former schools.

There were some real stand-out success stories this year:

Lina took disappointing grades, achieved at a local secondary school, of ABBCC to a far more impressive A*A*A*AB, with a grade enhancement of 7 across five subjects. She is now in a strong position to move on to A Levels, and has renewed sense of confidence.

Matthew sat his GCSEs in 2016 at an Independent School in Essex, and enjoyed a huge advancement in grades with the College. He managed to improve the achievement of BCCCD last academic year to A*AABB, therefore enhancing his results profile by 9 grades.

Matthew was delighted to pick up his results this morning with his parents. 

Hasan is another student who enjoyed a 9 grade enhancement, this time across 6 subjects. He came to us from a local state school having underperformed at GCSE, attaining CCCEE there. This year, he managed to lift his results to AABBCC, with some tremendous results in Maths and the sciences.

Ahmed also benefitted from the small classes and rigorous monitoring programme which the College embeds within the academic process of the institution. Ahmed improved upon his past performance of CDDDE, attaining a creditable BBBBBC in his subjects, and therefore enjoying a substantial grade enhancement of 9.

Ramone thrived under the closer monitoring which the College provides. He also improved his outcomes by 9 across five subjects, taking a disappointing CDDDD in 2016 to BBBBB in 2017.

Zak is another student who arrived at the College having performed disappointingly in 2016 with a local state school. There, he achieved hugely disappointing scores of DDDDE across the five subjects which he chose to retake. Zak emerged with BBBCC, again enjoying a very strong grade enhancement.

Zak couldn't be more please with his results. 

Abdullah enjoyed the most impressive grade enhancement which the College saw this year. Having come here from an international school in Singapore, he lifted poor grades in Maths, English Literature, single Science and History (UFED) to an impressive BBBCCC, taking all three sciences separately in the process, and making a 14 grade enhancement.

Congratulations to all students!

For more information on our A Level results 2017 please click here

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