Great A-Level Performance By Chiswick Six Formers

With two students off to Cambridge to read Natural Sciences

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Two students from Chiswick Community School have made it to Cambridge to read Natural Sciences. Friends since year 7, Edward Cook and Jordan Brown, both achieved three of the new A stars at A level in Maths and Science subjects and Edward also gained a fourth A. Not only will they be taking the same course, they will both be resident at Corpus Christi College so will be seeing a lot of each other next year.

"I am absolutely delighted", said Edward. "It is a fantastic opportunity. Its good that there will be one person I know when I get there."

Students at Chiswick maintained and improved on high standards of performance at A level in 2010 with 98% passing and 71% of entries resulting in A* to C grades, 3% up on last year.

The sixth form at Chiswick is inclusive and welcoming to students who join the school in the sixth form. Ikita Pokaharna achieved an A*, an A and two Bs. She joined the school from India two years ago. Daniel Sechere and Boris Gvero both took retakes and a vocational course in their first year, but after two further years have achieved good enough A level grades to progress to university.

"Chiswick Sixth Form has a deserved reputation for delivering the best for students from a range of backgrounds and starting points. I would like to congratulate students and staff for all their hard work leading to this success. All the best to students continuing their education at University next year," said James Whiting, Deputy Head.

Across the borough of Hounslow as a whole, A* - B grades accounted for 47% of examination entries. In the new A* category 6% of all entries across the borough received the top grade. Gunnersbury Catholic School achieved exceptional results, with 70% gaining A*-B grades, a 7% increase from the previous year, and 41% of entries securing passes at A*-A. At Gumley House Convent School 47 percent of the grades received were A* to B.

Over 13% of entries at The Green School achieved an A* grade, with two girls gaining 3 A* and 1 A grade. At Isleworth and Syon School, Mustafa Franka and Sandeep Unwith were this year's top performers with 3 A*s and 1 A, and special mention should be made of the Sabri triplets, Farooq, Hasan and Omar who each gained an A* and three A grades.

Cllr Sachin Gupta, lead member for education at Hounslow Council, said: “I am very proud of Hounslow's students and the sustained improvement achieved in the borough's schools. The securing of higher grades within the new A* category, is especially pleasing. I should like to recognise the hard work by students and their teachers and wish the young people great success in the future."

Students who may not have done as well as they hoped and need advice on what to do next can get help from the council’s Connexions service. Personal advisers can explain the options available, and ensure they have enough information to make a decision.

Anyone who wants advice can visit The Attic, the drop-in centre based in Hounslow Library in the Treaty Centre, where personal advisers will be able to help. They can also call Connexions on 020 8577 5478 or email

August 21, 2010

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