Croydon A-Level results day 2013
Updated 4:46pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
This live event has finished
- Nervous A-level students will be getting their results today.
- This story will update through the day as we receive results from schools.
- Do you know someone with an incredible A-Levels story? Contact the newsdesk on 0208 722 6356 or email email@example.com
So that's it for today.
Congratulations to the students who got the results they wanted and for those that didn't get the results they were after, there are still plenty of options available to you.
For advice on clearing, the UCAS team is available by calling 0871 468 0 468.
The team also has a line for anyone wanting to make general enquiries about what to do if your results are better or worse than expected.
Learn Direct can can give advice on careers and a large range of courses available in the UK. Contact 0800 101 901.
Come back next Thursday when we will be doing live updates on GCSE results day.
Students at Virgo Fidelis have achieved excellent A-Level and As Level results.
The school achieved a 98 per cent pass rate, with 47 per cent of students achieving A* to C grades.
Just over 20 per cent of pupils achieved A* to B grades and 8 per cent obtained A* to A grades.
Exceptional students in Year 13, include Elizabeth Tran who achieved two A grades and a B and will be going to Bristol University to study Dentistry.
Elizabeth Tran will be studying Dentistry next year
Jennifer Conway, who secured Distinctions in Hospitality, Business Studies and IT. Jennifer plans to study Management Studies at Leicester University.
Bin Rui Zhang is among successful students in year 12. Despite having very little English, Bin Rui has achieved an A* in Maths, B in Chinese, and C grades in Further Maths and Art. She now plans to take a gap year.
Bin Rui Zhang was among the most successful year 12 pupils
Maria Christy Joshy, who joined from Kerala, India earlier this year, managed to achieve five A grades at AS despite coping with a new country and language. She plans to continue her studies at Virgo Fidelis before going on to study Engineering.
She said: "I feel really happy with such amazing results. All this has been possible only with hard work and perseverance and the support of all my teachers".
Maria Christy Joshy obtained five A's despite moving from abroad
Headteacher Sister Bernadette said: "We are delighted with the success of all our students today. We have a very broad intake in our sixth form and we offer the full range of academic and vocational courses, supporting every girl onto their future pathway.
"I am very proud of the work of our staff and our pupils."
Coulsdon College is celebrating a 94 per cent A-level pass rate, with 19 percent of students obtaining A* to B grades.
The college also achieved a 96 per cent pass rate in its BTEC courses and 67 per cent of pupils achieved high grades.
Executive Principal of the Reigate and Coulsdon Federation Steve Oxlade, praised the results, which are the first set since the take-over by Reigate College in March.
He said: "Results this year are the best the College has known for a long time and they will only get better as the changes we have introduced really bit in September.
"The biggest impact has been in AS Levels, the first year of A-Level, where results increased from 74 per cent to 81 per cent but I will never be satisfied until every student reaches or ideally exceeds their potential."
Students celebrating their results at Coulsdon College
The Harris Federation Sixth form are celebrating their best ever result.
Over 93 per cent of students passed three of more A-levels, with nearly all students- 99.6 per cent passing three of more.
The average point score per student is 776, roughly equating to A, A, B grades. Students from the three sites in Croydon will be off to universities including Kings to study Pharmacy, Bristol to study Physics and Durham for a combined honours degree in Arts.
Sir Dan Moynihan, Harris Federation CEO, Christopher Parmenter, Lord Harris of Peckham, sponsor of the Harris Federation and Alen Cenanovic
Exceptional students from the borough include Karian Annon, who attends Harris Academy Crystal Palace.
The 18-year-old is off to Manchester to study medicine after getting an A* in psychology and A grades in biology and chemistry. She has achieved despite dealing with personal difficulties, Karian's mother Pauline died when she was 12 after suffering a blood clot, and her father Dennis is fighting prostate cancer.
Alen Cenanovic, whose family arrived in Britain from Bosnia as refugees in 1994, is also celebrating. Alen, who was born in Britain, achieved A*'s in maths and economics, as well as A's in maths and physics, is going to Nottingham University to study Maths.
Chris Parmenter also did exceptionally well, achieving two A*s and two A grades. The 18-year-old will start an engineering degree at Cambridge in October.
Croydon College students have achieved excellent results with a 95 per cent A-Level pass rate.
Students achieved a 100 pass rate in seven of the A-level courses on offer at the college, including Government and Politics, History and Maths.
For the second year in a row Joanna Elmore from Selsdon has impressed. The 23-year-old achieved three A's in History, Politics and English Literature and an A* in Sociology.
She said: "The teacher's here were amazing. I received lots of support and am now excited to see what the future holds."
Joanna Elmore celebrates her success with her mum
Fellow student Dominic Lawson from Tooting Bec, was left ecstatic this morning after discovering he had secured an A* in Sociology and two B's in English Literature and Politics.
He said: "I didn’t expect an A*, I’ve never had such a good grade in my life." He now plans to progress onto the University of Sussex where he will study International Relations and Politics.
Dominic Lawson with his results
Ben Geeson, director of marketing and communications said: "Last year was a great success for all involved with the College and next year looks to be even better."
Students at The Quest Academy in Selsdon have set themselves up for A-level success, achieving a 100 per cent pass rate in AS Level Maths, Economics and Religious Studies.
The sixth form, known as Quest 6, opened last September with a cohort of 27 students.
Top achiever Rebecca Hope gained 3 A's in economics, Maths and RS and Robyn Clarke and Tadiwanashe Mungate both achieved an A and two B's.
Rebecca Hope with Principal Andy Crofts
Andy Crofts, Principal at The Quest Academy said: "We knew it was imperative we gave out students the best chance of achieving long-term success.
"With all the improvements made in Years 7 to 11, we decided last year that we needed to extend our provision by delivering a top-class Sixth Form education. These results prove that we have done just that."
Robyn Clarke with Principal Andy Crofts, achieved an A and two B's
The results are in from Riddlesdown Collegiate, where 99 per cent of students in College VI achieved as passes, and 75 per cent of students secured one of the top A* to C grades.
Top achievers include Alexandra Emuss who got two A*'s and two As.
Matthew Lane and Lauren Rolfe each got three A*'s and Edward Underwood, Abby Scarborough, Maheen Rizvi and Andrew Dawe each secured an A* and two A's.
Sam Burry achieved three A's and Daniel McCormack got a Distinction in his National Diploma.
Principal Gordon Smith said: "I am delighted for this group of students as they have worked incredibly hard to achieve some tremendous results.
"They joined Riddlesdown on the same day as I did back in 2006 which makes me doubly proud that they are now the most successful Year Group in the history of the school."
Students with their results at College VI
Headteacher of College VI, Sarah Chant added: "I am so pleased that the hard work has paid off.
"Particularly pleasing is that these results are achieved across the range of subjects."
Students with their results at College VI
Royal Russell School is celebrating another year of A-level success.
Over 92 percent of pupils achieved A to C grades.
Hannah Mackinley and Frazer Grey celebrate their results
Headmaster Chris Hutchinson said: "I am extremely proud of the achievements of all our students, who have worked hard and achieved the success they deserved.
"These young people have played key roles in the leadership of their School and leave Royal Russell as confident and ambitious individuals ready to tackle new challenges with optimism.
"I look forward to hearing of their future successes and careers and to regularly welcome them back to their School as Old Russellians."
Oasis Academy Shirley Park are celebrating the success of its sixth form students who achieved a 96 per cent pass rate.
More than half of students- 56 per cent achieved A* to C grades at A-level, while 79 per cent achieved passes at AS level.
The school's sixth form opened last September, and the highest achieving students were Jefferson Tawaba and Fatima Khan who both achieved AAB grades.
Fatima Khan achieved AAB
Both students have been at the academy since year seven and juggling student leadership positions and voluntary work.
Jefferson said: "Since joining the Academy as an 11 year old, I have received so much support from teachers, support staff and my fellow peers.
"I am so happy that the hard work I put into my studies has paid off and that I have got the place I applied for at Surrey University.
"One thing I have learned during my time here is that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams, and I have achieved my dream of reaching University".
Jefferson Tawaba also achieved AAB and is off to the University of Surrey
Principal Glen Denham said: "Our whole community can celebrate the success of our 6th Form students.
"These results are a direct reflection of the hard work of students, staff and parents since we opened in 2009.
"It opens up opportunities for our students to attend the very best Universities in the country."
Archbishop Tenison students have achieved a 98.6 per cent pass rate. 71.4 percent of pupils achieved A* to C grades.
The results are in from Old Palace of John Whitgift School and the girls have achieved a 10 per cent increase of A* and A grades from 2012.
The school achieved 94 per cent of A* to C grades across the entire curriculum and 55 per cent of all grades were A* or A.
Over 75 per cent of students have secured places at their first choice of university, and pupils will be continuing their studies at universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and Durham.
Louise Vong, Devika Jethwa, Emma Cook, Kirsten Nazareth and Bethany Broomfield all gained four A* or A grades, while an additional 16 students attained three A* or A grades.
Carol Jewell, Head of Old Palace said: "Well done to our girls and to Old Palace staff on this outstanding success. Both students and staff are deserving of my warmest congratulations.
"All of this has been achieved through sheer dedication and commitment to teaching and learning."
The school are also celebrating their AS results after 79 per cent of all grades A to C grade.
A special congratulations goes to Rosani Chandrabalan, Emma Kerr, Na-ima Miah, Emma Millington, Safia Millington, Safia Moizuddin, Keshvi Radia, Megan Russell-Redman and Zhelini Sivanesan who all achieved four A grades at AS Level."
Staff and Students at John Ruskin College are celebrating a 99.4 per cent pass rate.
Over half of students- 53 per cent achieved high grades in their BTEC qualifications- the equivalent to A* to B across three levels, compared to the national benchmark of 31 per cent.
Principal and Chief Executive, Tim Eyton-Jones said: "We are confident of another outstanding academic year at the College for 2013 to 2014."
Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College achieved a 98 per cent pass rate.
Forty per cent of the students there attained A* to B grades.
Student Skye Harris is celebrating excellent results after securing an A* in Drama and English Literature, an A in History and a B in Psychology.
Over half of the Girls at Coloma Convent Girls school achieved A* to B grades in their A-levels.
The school are celebrating a 99.3 per cent pass rate and 34 per cent of girls achieved A* to A grades.
Thirty-two students obtained at least one A* and nine pupils got three A* or A grades.
Student Anh-Dulong Vu did extremely well and will be going to Bristol University to study medicine after achieving A grades in Biology and Chemistry and a B in Maths.
She said: "The school is a great environment and community. I have had to work hard, there have been lots of resits but it was all worth it."
Anh-Dulong and her mother Yen and Mrs Martin
Sixth form students at Oasis Academy Coulsdon are celebrating the school's first ever set of A-Level results.
Pupils achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, with 40 percent achieving A* to B grades and 60 per cent A* to C grades.
Sam Opyio, 18, did particularly well achieving A*AB in Maths, Physics and Computing at A2, along with an A in Further Maths and B in Business Studies at AS Level. He now intends to study Maths at UCL.
Samuel Opiyo and James Jugghoo with their results
Naftacia Darling, also 18, achieved a Distinction in Production Arts, Distinction* BTEC Business Studies and a Pass in Performing Arts.
She now intends to take up her offer at the University of Bedfordshire to study Dance and Professional Practice.
Joanne Trott disocvers she got the grades to study Psychology at Southampton Solent University
Philip McCullagh, assistant principal and director of sixth form said: "I am proud of all the students they have worked so hard and fully deserve their success.
"They have all shown a great deal of grit and determination to achieve such great results."
Sophie Hack, Katje Williams, James Jugghoo and Joanne Trott with their tutor Jenny Butcher who recently retired
While it is a day of celebration for many, inevitably there will be some who did not get the results they were hoping for.
If you do not receive the grades that you were hoping for, there are many organisations specialised in helping you get onto your desired course.
The UCAS team is available to answer any general questions or queries you may have regarding the clearing process. Telephone: 0871 468 0 468
The team also has an exam result helpline where you can browse your options if your results were lower or higher than expected. Telephone: 0808 100 8000
Learn Direct can give you advice on careers and a large range of courses available in the UK. Telephone: 0800 101 901
The first results are in from Woodcote High School, where students and staff are celebrating a 99 per cent pass rate.
Over half- 60 per cent, of pupils achieved A* to C passes and a third of entries were graded A* to B.
Eighty-three per cent of students have been successful in their university applications, with 70 percent gaining a place at their first choice.
The school say they are confident the remaining five students will gain university places through clearing.
Students are now going on to study degrees in Maths, Physics, Astronomy, Psychology and Biochemistry.
Joseph Brack, head of sixth form said: "It was a privilege to be able to share in the students’ happiness and success today.
"They have worked diligently throughout the year this coupled with the support of staff has led to their amazing success.
"We would like to wish them luck as they embark upon a new chapter in their lives."
Comments are closed on this article.