Ealing Independent College GCSE and A-Level Results 2015

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Students at Ealing Independent College have been celebrating, as the College has produced its best GCSE and A-Level results ever for 2015. Whilst the number of top-grade students has dropped nationally for both GCSE and A-Level this year, Ealing Independent College has achieved excellent result.

Principal, Dr Ian Moores, said, "Despite the national picture of fewer top grades at A-Level and GCSE, the College has produced outstanding results with more students than ever achieving A* grades. I am delighted for the students and grateful to the committed staff." 

2015 A-Level Results

As many as 32% of the grades awarded being A*/A, and 60% of the grades awarded being A*/B. The results will give Ealing Independent College a very strong average points score per A-level entry and will undoubtedly place the College highly in the DfE Performance Tables due to be released early next year.

25% of the students at the College achieved AAB or better, and there were many exceptional individual performances that are highlighted below.

Ali Al-Sibahi joined the College for an intensive one year GCSE course after a disappointing performance at a local state school. He achieved outstanding GCSE grades with us after one year and was awarded a scholarship for the sixth form. Ali obtained AAB in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and will now read PHARMACY at UCL.

Fatema Amin joined the College for Year 11 GCSE having been educated overseas previously at an international school. At the end of year 11 she secured 4A*, 2A and 2 B grades. Having now completed two years of A-levels she has obtained A*AAB in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics respectively and will now go on to read BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE at Queen Mary, University of London.

Emily Balazs joined the College in 2012 to complete her GCSE studies. In the summer of 2013 she produced a good set of GCSE grades (3A and 5B grades). This summer, after two years of A-level study, Emily has achieved tremendous results – AAB in Economics, Psychology, and Sociology. Emily will now read PSYCHOLOGY at East Anglia University.

Natalie Commey joined the AS year at the College three months late, having been educated in Kenya previously. At the end of her AS year, she obtained A grades in all her AS subjects. She has now completed her A2 year with AAAA in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Psychology. Natalie will now read ACTUARIAL SCIENCE at LSE.

Thomas Cowell joined the College for a traditional two year A-level course, having studied at a local independent school for GCSE.  Thomas has now secured AAA in Chemistry, Economics and Mathematics and will start his university education at LSE in October.

Faris Gadoura completed his GCSEs at a local independent school and then joined the College for his A-level studies. His GCSE results were only modest and so to achieve AAB at A-level this summer in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics represents very good value added. Faris will now read AEROSPACE ENGINEERING at Manchester University.

Matthew Larner joined the College for a third year of A-level study. He followed an intensive History A-level and re-sat some units in Psychology. Matthew obtained A* and A in Psychology and History respectively. Matthew will now read PSYCHOLOGY at Surrey University.

Reem Megahed also joined the College for a third year of A-level study. She studied Chemistry and Mathematics for the year and achieved two A grades. Reem will now go on to study CHEMISTRY at university.

Jude Merzah achieved A*A*AA last year in his A-levels at the College and decided to reapply this year to read Medicine at university. Jude has now secured a place at Queen’s University Belfast to read MEDICINE. 

Simran Sidhu studied for A-levels at Langley Grammar School and obtained a U and a D in Chemistry and Mathematics respectively. After one year at the College Simran raised these to BB grades. This represents a four grade enhancement in Chemistry and a two grade enhancement in Mathematics. Simran will now be able to read CHEMICAL ENGINEERING at Aston University.

Mohamed Yagoub joined the College for two years of A-level study having obtained very modest grades at GCSE from a local state school including a D grade in English language and only a B grade in Additional Science.  Mohamed found the first year of AS tough and obtained four B grades. But in this final year of A2, Mohamed has excelled to achieve A*A*A in Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology respectively. Mohamed will now read INVESTMENT and FINANCE at City University.

My Linh Pham joined the College as an international student from Vietnam on a Tier 4 visa in September 2013 for a two year’ A-level programme. My Linh has achieved A*AA in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Computing. She was offered a place at LSE but has preferred to accept a place to read MATHEMATICS at UCL.

2015 GCSE Results

Following on from the great A-Level results Ealing Independent College achieved this year, the College’s GCSE results have also equalled the best results ever produced with, 83% of students achieving 5A*-C grades including English and Mathematics. Whilst the College has always managed to secure strong GCSE results, particularly when viewed in comparison to other local Colleges in West London, the improvement this academic year is particularly pleasing as top grades are down on a national basis.  

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

Tri Nguyen has performed incredibly well this year, obtaining 4 A* grades, 3 As and a B grade in his GCSE examinations. These achievements are even more impressive when it is considered that Tri came to the school in 2013, one week after arriving from Vietnam with limited English skills and that he has also completed his GCSEs one year early, at the age of 15. Tri has shown that dedication, application and a faultless attendance record can lead to excellence across his subjects.

Riya Shah also excelled, attaining an outstanding 2 A* grades, four As and 2 B grades, and in the process, achieving the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects. She performed superbly in English, Maths, obtained A*AA in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Geography and French. Riya, along with Tri, did not drop one mark in her ICT paper 1.

Nikita Kochhar managed to build on some very strong results this year, having already attained an A* in Maths at the end of year 9, and GCSEs in Spanish and Photography. This year, she achieved 2 A* grades in Biology and Chemistry, three As in English Language, Literature and Physics, and a B in Geography.

Sean Tang is another example of a student who has made an extremely successful transition from overseas, helped by the welcoming environment of the College. Having left the American Independent School in Taiwan last summer, Sean managed to obtain an A* in Biology, an A in Maths, two Bs and two C grades in a range of subjects.

Likewise, Taylor-Drew Thomson has thrived in the encouraging environment of the College. Having joined last summer from the Wykeham Collegiate school in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, she achieved an A* in Biology, A in Geography, a B in History and two C grades in Maths and English. What is perhaps most pleasing is the C in Maths. Taylor-Drew had identified the subject as ‘a block’ and had left her former school with grades in the subject below 30%, but the intensive support she received in Maths throughout the year resulted in a remarkable improvement.

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. Thanks to a greater set of results, these students are now in a far better position to approach further study.

The following students deserve to be commended for their efforts over the academic year:

Juddan Chaudary arrived at the school in September 2014, having achieved some very disappointing GCSE results (CCCCDDEFG) at Drayton Manor School. Through self-discipline, rigour and conscientious studying habits, he was able to lift his GCSE grades to two A grades in Biology and English, and three Bs in History, Maths and Chemistry. He now intends to study A Levels at the College.

Dirren Patel enrolled at Ealing Independent College having underachieved at his former school. He attained CDDDDEEEF and wanted to give himself a better chance of moving onto higher education. Through an improved attitude and good attendance throughout the year, and at special revision sessions, Dirren was able to improve to A grades in Biology and Chemistry, B grades in Maths and Physics and a C in English.

Strong performance at GCSE provides an excellent foundation for AS and A2 level studies and the College is very proud of the results achieved by this year’s GCSE cohort. The results show that a combination of the strong work ethic instilled throughout the College’s learning environment, along with the outstanding quality of teaching has led to tremendous achievement.



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