Sixth-formers across south west London are collecting A-level results which have been determined by teachers after this summer’s exams were cancelled.

This year, teachers in England submitted their decisions on pupils’ grades after drawing on a range of evidence, including mock exams, coursework, and in-class assessments using questions by exam boards.

We are keeping track of how schools in south west London fared:

Richmond Park Academy Sixth Form, Richmond

Sixth formers from Richmond Park Academy are celebrating their Key Stage 5 results, having faced months away from school as a result of national lockdowns and Covid restrictions. 

Students will now be going on to take up places at university, with Xian Stewart and Erin Butler going on to study Psychology with Behavioral Science and Law with Politics at Cambridge and Royal Holloway respectively.

Nine students did remarkably well, securing A*s and A grades in all of their subjects.

Nabila Jiwa, Headteacher of Richmond Park Academy said:

“Congratulations to all of our students on their fantastic results. They should be rightly proud of these grades, which they have worked so very hard for. Our students have responded to the challenges of the past few months, with determination, compassion and patience.

“Whether they are going onto university, high-quality vocational courses, or employment, I am confident that they will continue to make us proud.”

St John Bosco, Battersea

Students at St John Bosco celebrated today after a record-breaking set of A Level results at the Battersea school that saw 45% of grades achieved at A* and A, and 85% of grades at C and above. 

Successful students, Nooruddin and Rosa (pictured) were delighted with their top grades and are both looking forward to heading up to Glasgow in the Autumn to read Maths.  Nooruddin said “I’m so excited to be going up to Glasgow and can’t wait to start studying up there!”

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Nooruddin and Rosa, students at St John Bosco College celebrating their A Level results.Nooruddin and Rosa, students at St John Bosco College celebrating their A Level results.

Headteacher Paul Dunne paid tribute to the students “This group of young people have been through so much in the past 18 months and for them to achieve as well as they have done, despite all the difficulties that they’ve faced is wonderful.  I am so pleased for them all. They deserve their success.”

Isleworth & Syon School, Isleworth

After another year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Year 13 students were relieved to collect their results on Tuesday – and in the mood to celebrate earning fantastic pathways to future careers. 

Deputy Head Boy Morgan Lawrence (pictured) has earned a place at the prestigious King’s College London to read psychology, while classmate Billy Mwangi will join him at the same institution, studying an accounting and finance degree. Jack Shiels will pursue a career in law via a degree at the University of Leeds, while Tayyab Abbasi will study accounting and finance at Durham. 

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Headteacher Mr Ferguson commented, “I would like to give my sincere congratulations to all the students for their results.

"Our students have risen to the challenges of the past 18 months and should be extremely proud of what they have achieved.

"My thanks also to the staff who have worked tirelessly as both teachers and examiners this year. We wish students well with their next steps.” 

Randor House, Twickenham

Pupils at Radnor House today celebrated the school’s best ever A Level results, with a 100% pass rate and 58% of the grades at A* and A, with some outstanding individual successes.  

Over 90% have secured a place at their first choice university, many of them at Russell Group institutions.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Pupils at Randor House, TwickenhamPupils at Randor House, Twickenham

Head, Darryl Wideman, said: “This cohort of pupils has faced huge challenges during their time in the Sixth Form, but they have shown exemplary resilience and can reflect with justifiable pride on an outstanding set of grades, both individually and collectively.

“There was much to celebrate this year, we wish all our leavers well as they move on, and we congratulate them for everything they have achieved. I would also like to thank the staff at the school for the exceptional effort that went into compiling this year’s grades. Their hard work and dedication also deserve enormous credit.” 

Orleans Park, Twickenham 

Orleans Park is incredibly proud of all Year 13 students who have excelled themselves under the most challenging of circumstances. Their hard work and dedication throughout the two years has enabled them to achieve a fantastic set of A Level results, taking a significant step towards their future.

With 78% A*/B grades and 48% A*/A grades, a significant proportion of students have gained places at top universities to study courses such as Law, Mathematics, Veterinary Medicine, Economics, Mechanical Engineering, History, Film and Modern Languages to name just a few.

Emily (left) is heading to the University of Bristol to study Social Policy with Criminology and Jessie (right) achieved A*A*A to take one step closer to her dream of becoming a vet.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Emily and Jessie with their A level results Emily and Jessie with their A level results
There are also a number of students attending Art colleges, including Ceci, Poppy and Indi who are going to Kingston School of Art and Nina who is going to Camberwell College of Arts. 

Kingston Grammar, Kingston

KGS Head Master Stephen Lehec said: “The individual exam successes, gained in the most trying of circumstances, of this wonderful group of students is testament to their dedication and focus. Having achieved excellent academic results after 18 months of so much upheaval and uncertainty is particularly impressive and I am delighted for them all.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Panu Hietanen, 4 A stars, will attend Oxford UniversityPanu Hietanen, 4 A stars, will attend Oxford University

"What’s more, they should all be proud of the contribution they have made to the life of Kingston Grammar School and the wider community. I look forward to watching them step out into the world to take the next step in their education, and indeed welcoming them back to us as Old Kingstonians soon.”

Particular honours go to Jiajun Fang, Sean Graham, Panu Hietanen, Lara Hood, Ed Knight, Grace Neil, Shivani Rajasingham, Ricky Rim and Ben Short who achieved an incredible 4 A*s.