A Level Results
Congratulations to our Sixth Form students who have achieved exceptionally well in their A Level and BTEC qualifications, building on a long tradition of excellent achievement post-16 at Brentside. We are delighted for our students and celebrate their commitment and dedication to their studies.
An exceptional 42% of all A Level grades were A/A* and 73% of grades were A*-B. As ever, the strength of the students’ achievement in A Levels was matched by the accomplishments of those following vocational qualifications, with 80% of all grades awarded as Distinction or Distinction*. We celebrate the progress of every individual, across all grades and are delighted that 100% of our students achieved pass grades.
Hider Mahdi, Assistant Headteacher, said “We are extremely proud of our students’ progress as well as the great resilience and maturity they have demonstrated this year. As a high performing Sixth Form with a long-standing track record of excellent examination performance we yet again celebrate another year of superb destinations. I would like to publicly acknowledge and thank our highly invested staff and families for supporting our students to achieve these exceptional results and excellent progression routes.”
Examples of the many individual success stories are: Marta Wolny (A*A*A*A*), Matthew Medrano (A*A*AA), Amirtha Sathananthan (A*A*AA), Mansor Mussa (A*A*A), Szymon Pawluk (A*A*A), Lakhisha Kirahi (A*AAA), Gavan Lalli (A*AA), Yusuf Omar (A*AAB), Zakariyah Rana (A*A*AA), Mahima Sharma (A*A*AA), Arek Kosacki (Di*Di*Di*AA), Najma Yusuf (DI*Di*Di*A), Priyanka Balcumar (Di*Di*Di*), Sharmake Mohamed (Di*Di*Di*C), Ryan Adnett (Di*DiDiA), Klaudia Bowtruczuk (Di*Di*DiC), Ben Norsworthy (Di*Di*Di) and Diva Sunar (Di*Di*Di).
Our students worked hard to overcome the unprecedented challenges with many securing places at top Russell group universities. Students are excited to be continuing their learning in their chosen areas of interest, including: English at University of Cambridge; Mathematics & Economics, Finance at LSE; Law at SOAS; Actuarial Science, Economics, Biomedicine, Accounting & Finance at Queen Mary London; History & Politics at University of Warwick; Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Physics and Pharmacy at UCL; Computer Science, Mathematics at University of East Anglia; Interior Design at University of the Arts London; Law with Spanish at University of Sussex; Creative Music Production & Business at ICMP London Music College; Mechanical Engineering at University of Southampton; English at KCL; Optometry and Civil Engineering at City University; Criminology at Royal Holloway London; Fashion Textiles at the London College of Fashion; Apprenticeship in Accounting.
Charlotte Hames, Headteacher, said: “We are immensely proud of the hard work and excellent achievements of our students, especially after such a disrupted year. It has been a privilege, during today’s results day, to have congratulated so many of our young people and celebrated their much-deserved successes with them.”
There is no doubt that as Brentside High School students arrived to collect their results this morning there was nervous excitement in the air (though for a few perhaps, more nerves than excitement). For even the most confident among us, confidence can dip at the end, but we are delighted to share that it has been an absolutely fantastic day at Brentside, seeing our students celebrating results that positively reflect their individual abilities and exceptional progress.
We are full of pride for each and every one of our students. They have shown such dedication, resilience and determination in what has been the most challenging of years and should be proud of all that they have achieved. Our thanks also go to our dedicated Brentside staff who have worked incredibly hard supporting our students, and to the families and the whole Brentside community for their continued support and encouragement.
Whilst success is relative to each individual student, we celebrate the fact that 54% of our students achieved one or more 7-9 grades (previously known as A and A* grades) and 21 students achieved an impressive number of 12 or more of these top grades. Every single student finishing Year 11 at Brentside gained GCSE (and for some, vocational) qualifications; a true reflection of the inclusivity that is so important to us at Brentside. Our Year 12 one-year students also celebrated real success today with their grades marking excellent progress.
Reflecting on the achievements of Brentside’s students, Headteacher, Ms Charlotte Hames said, “We are immensely proud of the hard work and excellent achievements of our students, especially after such a disrupted year. It has been a privilege, during today’s results day, to have congratulated so many of our young people and celebrated their much-deserved successes with them.”
Enrolment to Brentside’s Sixth Form has been busy this afternoon and we are delighted to welcome back in September the majority of those students receiving their results today, as they enter a new phase with us as young adults, specialising in their chosen subjects and taking their place as the senior students in the school. For those students moving on to vocational placements at college, apprenticeships or other routes, you take with you our very best wishes.
Click on the link to see the Department for Education Performance Tables.