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Pupils get 10 out of 10

PUBLISHED: 18:01 01 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:40 24 August 2010

TEENAGERS across the borough were celebrating last week as they collected their A-level results. After a long summer of anticipation, Brent pupils finally discovered on Thursday whether they had got the results needed for much-coveted university places.

TEENAGERS across the borough were celebrating last week as they collected their A-level results.

After a long summer of anticipation, Brent pupils finally discovered on Thursday whether they had got the results needed for much-coveted university places.

JFS School in Harrow, Middlesex were delighted to see their best ever A-level results, with 96 per cent of results at grades A to C including 57 per cent at grade A.

They estimate that 70 per cent of sixth form leavers have secured their places at Russell Group universities with all Oxbridge and medicine applicants being successful.

Headteacher Jonathan Miller said: "I am delighted and proud of the hard work and commitment of our students who have secured such fantastic outcomes.

"Results of this calibre also owe much to excellent and highly focused teaching, our outstanding home-school relationships and the caring guidance and support every student receives."

Capital City Academy in Doyle Gardens, Willesden, saw its results dip slightly with 54 per cent of students attaining A to C grades this year compared to 71 per cent last year, although the high 97 per cent pass rate was maintained.

Student Zolboo Badrait, 18, of Cambridge Road, Kilburn, moved to the UK from Mongolia just eight years ago speaking little English.

He got a B in Drama, a B in Art and C in Media Studies, which has secured him a place at Brunel University to study Broadcast Media.

Mr Badrait said: "My experience of school has been adventurous, interesting and hard work.

"I am happy with my results - I got the grades I need to go to my university of choice."

Principal Philip O'Hear said: "We are delighted to have kept up our very high pass rate of 97 per cent.

"Our students have achieved fewer high grades overall but some have done very well indeed and all have made good or excellent progress from their GCSE grades.

"Once again, we expect the vast majority of our A-level students to go on to higher education and we would like to congratulate them on their achievement."

Brent's member for children and families Cllr Bob Wharton said: "I would like to send my congratulations to all Brent pupils who sat A-Levels this year and to thank the teachers and parents who have supported them.


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