Uxbridge College is celebrating a boost in both overall achievement and higher grades in 2015’s A-level results, continuing a trend of very strong results above the national average.

Results at grades A*-C are up by 5%, and higher grade successes - where students achieve A*-B grades - by 9%.

This year’s results see students taking up degree courses at top universities such as the LSE, Imperial College London and UCL in competitive subject areas including physics and maths.

Facts and figures for A levels (A2) for Uxbridge College for 2015 included:

* A*-B grade passes 43%
* A*-C grade passes 69%
* Overall pass rate (grades A*-E), up 2% at 98%

Amanda Washbrook, Head of the Academy at Uxbridge College, which teaches A levels, GCSEs and vocational science, said: “We are very pleased to see results improved in 2015, particularly with Uxbridge College’s strong history of achievement which has seen our students consistently performing above the national average. With such good results in both overall and higher grades, our students are able to choose from a range of highly competitive degree courses at prestigious universities. So many of our students have made really exceptional progress at Uxbridge College. Our learners come from a wide range of different backgrounds and often do extremely well despite initial challenges in areas of their basic education or language.”

Among the individual success stories are:

Svitlana Lubko (18), (pictured centre above) who achieved A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and a grade A in Law at Uxbridge College. Svitlana, from Hayes, who also did her GCSEs at Uxbridge College after coming to the UK from the Ukraine, will study Statistics, Economics and Finance at UCL. Svitlana did her Maths A-level at Uxbridge College a year early in 2014.

Sachin Kannangara (18), who achieved A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and a B in Maths. He will be going to Queen Mary’s College to do a degree in Genetics.

Ryan Porter (18), who achieved an A* in Maths, and A grades in Biology and Chemistry, and is going on to Surrey University to study Maths.

Kate Nightingale (20), came to Uxbridge College to study A-levels after spending two years studying theatrical hair and make-up. She achieved an A* in Psychology and A grades in Business Studies and Sociology. She is now going to Oxford Brookes University to do a degree in Psychology and Business Management.

Anand Dari (18), who got an A* in Business Studies, an A* in Maths and a B in ICT, and is going on to study Maths at Surrey University.

Charlotte Harland (18), who achieved A grades in Chemistry and Physics and a B in Maths. Charlotte, who was home schooled to GCSE level, is going on to study Physics at Hertfordshire University after taking a year out to work on a project with her church.

Dr Alastair Mullins, Curriculum Director, said: “It is good to see how well our students have done this year with so many going on to university through either the A-level route or via BTEC Level 3 qualifications and the HND. We would like to encourage all young people to consider the whole range of options because we know how much difference it can make for them to have the choice of either an academic or vocational route to university.”