Search

Our live blog will keep you up to date with A-level results in Brent today

PUBLISHED: 10:23 13 August 2015 | UPDATED: 16:20 14 August 2015

Students from around the borough will be nervously collecting their A-level results on Thursday.

Students from around the borough will be nervously collecting their A-level results on Thursday.

PA Archive/PA Images

The wait is finally over for thousands of nervous teenagers in Brent who pick up their A-level results today.

Annabel Bates is the principal of Ark Elvin Annabel Bates is the principal of Ark Elvin

The number of top A-level grades has dipped for the fourth year in a row, while the overall pass rate has risen, official figures show.

Early Ucas figures show a record number of students have been accepted on to degree courses in the UK, with 409,410 taking up places so far - up 3 per cent on the same point last year.

The Times will keep anxious school-leavers and proud parents up-to-date with results statistics, analysis and reaction on our liveblog.

Social media users can Tweet their pictures and comments by using our Twitter handle @bktimes and the hashtag #Alevelresults2015.

Jerome Lake is set to read Economics at the University of East Anglia Jerome Lake is set to read Economics at the University of East Anglia

Alternatively, email us at lorraine.king@archant.co.uk

We will be doing a live updates here as the results come through.

**********

10.30am

Newman Catholic College in Harlesden is celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate Newman Catholic College in Harlesden is celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate

The number of students passing the A-levels has increased by 15 per cent this year at a secondary school in Wembley which converted to an academy last September.

A total of 89pc of students at Ark Elvin Academy in Cecil Avenue, secured at least three A-levels, compared to 74pc last year.

In addition 21 per cent of students got the top A*-B grades enabling them to apply to a good university.

Annabel Bates, principal of Ark Elvin, said: “Our aim is to ensure every student gets the grades to enable them to go to university or pursue their career of choice. It’s really pleasing to see our students getting ready for their next stage in their education. We’re all really proud of their achievements.”

Nnamdi will study finance and economics at Canterbury University Nnamdi will study finance and economics at Canterbury University

Jerome Lake, who joined Ark Elvin in 2008 when it was still Copland Community School, is set to study economics at the University of East Anglia.

He said: “The school wasn’t always very well organised and there were a lot of behaviour issues. Since it became Ark Elvin, there’s a much clearer direction and everyone’s focused on achieving the best they can.

**********

10.52am

Newman Catholic College in Harlesden Road, Harlesden, is celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate.

One delighted student called Nnamdi is off to Kent Canterbury to study finance and economics.

**********

11.10am

Kate Colley, a student at the Jesus and Mary Language College in Crownhill Road, Harlesden, will be joining her sister at Oxford University thanks to her grades.

The 18-year-old achieved two A* in psychology and geography and an A in biology.

She said: “It’s nice to go somewhere familiar but we’re in different colleges.”

The overall pass rate was down from last year but according to

Geraldine Freear, the school’s headteacher, there were “significant pockets of improvement”.

She added: “We’re really proud of the girls and the hard work they have put in alongside their teachers.

“I’m so grateful for the support of their teachers.”

**********

12.02pm

Staff and students at Whitefield School in Cricklewood are celebrating an increase in their A-level pass rates.

The percentage of A2 Level passes at grades A*-B was 20.78 per cent and an increase in the percentage of A2 Level pass grades rose by four pc to 97.40pc.

*******************

Early results over Brent show a growth in A-level results amongst the Academies.

Crest Academy, in Crest Road, saw a huge climb in results with 86 per cent of pupils achieving three A* - E A-Levels compared to last year’s 42 pc.

The number of pupils who secured two A-levels jumped from 92 pc to 95 pc.

Qamar Riaz said only one of the 14 pupils did not achieve all three.

He added: “We have become very strict about who we allow to continue. This year we had 14 pupils but next year we have 56 students going on to a pure 3 A-Level path way and we are going to maintain this result.”

From September the formally single sex schools, Crest Boys and Crest Girls, will combine to form one mixed academy from Year 7.

Mohsen Ojja, principle of Crest said: “This is a stellar set of results. We are hugely proud of our students and staff.

Capital City Academy, in Doyle Gardens, saw a pass rate of 98 pc for A*-E passes.

A*-B was 38 pc, while A*-C was 65 pc.

BTEC entries, recorded separately this year, saw double distinctions reach 81pc.

Alex Thomas, principle, said: “We are really pleased to have received good results today with a record number of A* grades. Students like Peter Bachelor (4 A* grades), Vishal Gajipra (2 A* and 2A) and Raheem Khan (1A* and 2A) have done incredibly well. The staff and Trustees wish all those going to university their best wishes.”

Ark Elvin Academy in Cecil Avenue, saw an increase in good results with 89 pc of pupils securing at least three A’Levels compared to 74 pc last year.

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

Yesterday, 18:28

A 16-year-old boy has been found guilty of murdering a 21 year-old man in a rush hour shooting.

Yesterday, 16:28

The skies were alight on Saturday as Hindu communities in Brent celebrated their New Year celebrations.

Yesterday, 16:08

The body of a woman has been found in West Hampstead.

Yesterday, 15:00

Consultations to gauge opinion concerning two proposed overground train stations at Old Oak Common start on Monday.

Yesterday, 13:05

A Wembley man has been charged with the murder of a teenager in Park Royal. He is set to stand trial next year.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Quality fish and chips are promised in Kilburn by pub chiefs who have been given a green light to turn their function room into a takeaway.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Police were called to an address on Lakeside Drive at 2am this morning

Friday, October 20, 2017

Brent recorded the third highest numbers of homicides across London in the 12 months up until June of this year.

PROMOTED CONTENT

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Louise McGowan, who started as headmistress of Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in September, speaks to education editor James Scott about life at the school.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now