Year 11 students in Brent and Kilburn found out their GCSE results on Thursday (August 25).

After a two-year hiatus grades were once again be based on exams.

The results follow the grading system introduced in 2018, with grades 9 and 8 replacing the old A* and 7 replacing A.

Results to follow...

Alperton Community School

At Alperton, 32 per cent of students achieving the top grades (9-7) in English and maths. There were 182 grades at 9-7 in the sciences. In total, students achieved 658 grades at 9-7.

Students achieved 151 grade 9s, with 45 9s in English and maths.

Ritesh Makvana was pleased with Grade 9 in English literature, maths, further maths, biology, chemistry, physics, geography and Gujarati.

He said “It has been hard work and the teachers have helped me so much. I am one step closer to achieving my aspirations."

Headteacher Gerard McKenna said: “Once again, our students have performed exceptionally well at GCSE despite all the challenges they have needed to overcome. I believe we achieved excellent outcomes because we aspire to provide every student with an outstanding education within a supportive, vibrant and stimulating learning environment.

"We have established a strong track record of enabling every student to reach their full academic and personal potential. I am sure that our results will improve again next year now that we are back to normal in our new school building, providing our students with the best possible facilities and resources."

Ark Academy

At Ark Academy 82pc of students achieved grades 4-9 in both English and maths.

English outcomes have improved year on year with 90pc achieving 4-9 in English language and 87pc in English literature.

A total of 83pc scored a pass in maths.

School principal Delia Smith said: "It’s been quite a year: Ofsted 'outstanding', terrific A Level results and destinations and now these thoroughly deserved GCSE results.

"Year 11 have been a joy to be with today and we wish them all the very best in their post-16 journeys.”

Claremont High School

Pupils at Claremont High School scored better GCSEs than in 2019 by a considerable margin.

Headteacher Hyde Boughey said: "I'm thrilled for the students and wanted to congratulate them on their incredible achievements. It bodes very well for their future and we predict great things for them."

Jeeya Parekh and Dhruv Patel both had a clean sweep of perfect 9s in all of their subjects, closely followed by Nathaniel Merkies, Tiana Wijayasinghe and Maria Asgaraly who scored all 9s and 8s.

For Tiana, it was a fairy-tale ending, as she was involved in a car accident on the way to her first exam, but refused to turn back.

It also ends a successful year for Nathaniel, who had received the award for Brent’s Young Musician of the Year.

Headteacher Boughey said: "We are so proud of our top achievers and those students who surprised themselves with their great grades."

Preston Manor

Those celebrating at Preston Manor included Munajjina Chowdhury, who achieved nine grade 9s and one 8; and Chris Mutombo Ramazani, who got seven 9s and two 8s, which enables him to secure a full scholarship to Harrow School.

He said: "I am on cloud nine. Despite the challenging few weeks of exams, I tried my hardest and I got a lot out of the hard work."

Stuart Taylor, head of upper school, said: “I am so proud of our young people. They worked incredibly hard and deserve these fantastic results. They have had to overcome challenges from Covid but have come through it with flying colours.”

May Lat, who celebrated one 9, four 8s, three 7s, one 6 and one 5, said: “I am so thankful to all the teachers that have supported me. I am so overwhelmed and grateful.”

Queen's Park Community School

The school enjoyed 27pc of GCSE results at grades 9-7 and and 79% at 9-4, with star performers Eleanor Lewis (11x9s), Charlotte Bower (10x9 and an 8) Sara Munir (6x9s, 4x8s and a 7), and Mert Efe Asilkan, who came to the UK last year and achieved six 9s, one 8, one 7 and a 6.

Headteacher Judith Enright said: “This group of Year 11 students have worked harder than any year group before them, and today they are celebrating the results of that hard work. They chose their GCSE options in the first lockdown, and returned to start GCSE courses in September 2020 after months of online school. Their resilience is extraordinary, and I am so happy that we are welcoming most of the year group back to our sixth form. Our students have also done well to secure apprenticeships and college places , and I wish all our Year 11 leavers every success in the future.”

St Claudine's Catholic School for Girls

GCSE results were celebrated at St Claudine’s Catholic School for Girls where students achieved a bumper record of higher grades and good, strong passes. Many students achieved a full set of grade 9 to 7 passes.

Headmistress Louise McGowan said: “We have seen many overjoyed faces as students opened their envelopes and despite the challenges we have all faced in education over the past two years, our results overall have gone up considerably. I could not be more proud of my girls.

"They have worked so hard and deserve to be rewarded and praised. I am delighted that the majority have chosen to stay with us to continue their education in our Sixth Form too.”