A Level Results 2018
Congratulations to all Westminster City School Sixth Form students on a fantastic set of A Level results.
We are delighted to announce some of our best ever A Level results with a record 33% of all grades awarded at A*-A and 56% of grades at A*-B. The increase in the top grades is particularly encouraging, significantly above the national average and demonstrates how hard our students have worked and the expertise of staff in delivering these impressive results.
Headteacher, Peter Broughton said:
“I am absolutely thrilled with these results and for a comprehensive intake to have such a high proportion of students achieve the very top grades in more rigorous qualifications is especially pleasing. They reflect the hard work of the students, the professionalism and dedication of their teachers as well as the support of their families. We have young men and women going to the best universities and I am confident that the school will continue to be placed in the top 10% of schools nationally for the progress made by students in the Sixth Form. I am also very proud that they have, in addition to strong qualifications, the personal skills and qualities to make a difference in the world. I wish them every success.”
The school’s overall 2018 A Level results are as follows:
- 33% A*-A grades
- 56% A*-B grades
- 79% A*-C grades
- 99% pass rate
Head of Sixth Form, Katie Dennis expressed her delight:
“With its brand new state-of-the-art facilities and dedicated staff, Westminster City School is the ‘go-to’ Sixth Form in the capital. This year’s results and those over time show that whether you are aiming for the best universities or the most prestigious industry placements, Westminster students flourish and succeed under our guidance. We have proved time and time again that with hard work and commitment, you can achieve the most ambitious goals. We are heavily oversubscribed for entry in September 2018 and this is testament to the outstanding reputation that our staff and students have established.”
Amongst an array of fantastic results, there were some outstanding outcomes for individual students who have secured places at some of the leading Russell Group universities.
Noteworthy individual achievements include:
- Dren Dedinca - A*A*A*A - Economics at UCL
- Mark Mataac - A* A* A* - Computer Science at Kings College London
- Haris Nsubuga - A*A*AA – Economics at UCL
- David Nemeth - AAA - History at Exeter University
- Iftikar Ali – A*AAB – Medicine at Imperial College London
- Yasar Ahmed - A*AB – Mechanical Engineering at Queen Mary University
A* Economics - A* Mathematics - A* Further Maths - A Politics
In July, Dren received this year’s Robert Lobb Bequest for Year 13 Mathematics at the school’s Celebration of Achievement Evening at College Garden, Westminster Abbey. Dren will be reading Economics at UCL.
A* Mathematics - A* Physics – A Further Maths – A Psychology
Mark will be embarking on a Computer Science degree at Kings College London. He was awarded the John Skinner Prize for Physics at the school’s Celebration of Achievement Evening in July and has been at the school since Year 7.
A* Economics - A* Mathematics - A Further Maths – A Religious Studies
Haris has been at Westminster since Year 7 and will now start at UCL in September to study Economics.
A English Literature – A History – A Religious Studies
David will be reading History at Exeter University.
A* Mathematics – A Further Maths – A Biology – A Chemistry
Iftikar will be studying medicine at Imperial College, London. At the school’s Celebration of Achievement Evening, Iftikar received the C.L Oakley Prize for Biology.
A Economics – B Mathematics – C Religious Studies
Taneem will be studying Economics at the University of Sussex. Taneem has been at Westminster City School since Year 7 and received the Religious Philosophy Prize at the school’s Celebration of Achievement Evening.
Caption: Edward Simmons will be reading History at SOAS after securing excellent A Level grades.
Megan Jones who joined our Sixth Form in Year 12 said:
“I would like to say a big thank you for all the support I’ve received at Westminster City School. I’ve had a lifelong passion for animals and now I’m looking forward to studying Zoology at Royal Holloway University and hopefully developing my professional career in this area.”
Akshu Patel who joined in Year 7 and is now going to study architecture at Reading said:
“Its been really good, its been a long journey. I’ve had friends here since Year 7 and I know everything about the school. There are some really good teachers here. Thanks for everything.”
2018 GCSE Results
Following on from record A Level outcomes, Westminster City School has achieved a solid set of GCSE results with pupils undertaking the much more rigorous examinations. 78% of pupils secured a 4 or above in their English qualifications and 72% achieved this level in their Mathematics qualification. In all, 66% of pupils achieved grade 4 and above in both English and Mathematics. There were a number of standout performances from pupils who represent the school’s diverse demographic.
Commenting on the GCSE results, Mr Peter Broughton, Headteacher at the all-boys’ school in central London said:
“My congratulations go to all our Year 11 pupils on achieving some positive results in a very tough year for taking GCSEs. The boys have worked hard to overcome these challenges and thoroughly deserve their success. We have achieved particular success in areas beyond our usual areas of strength in the sciences, English and mathematics with results in Art, Music and Modern Foreign Languages being very strong.”
Jen Lockyer, Deputy Headteacher, added:
“It is excellent to see so many wonderful achievements throughout the range of subjects studied here at Westminster City School. Our pupils should be proud of the commitment that they have shown to their learning in a time of tremendous challenge and increased academic rigour. We wish all of our pupils every success in their future endeavours and look forward to welcoming many of them into our 6th Form which is in the top 10% of schools for progress.”
Amongst many strong results, 10% of pupils secured top grades (grade 9,8 and 7 or equivalent) across at least 5 of their subjects. They were:
- Shao Jie Tan – 15 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Mansoor Amiri – 15 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Simon Ali – 14 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Edu Chukwuma – 14 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Chhitiz Kumar Gurung – 12 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Victor Eze-Ukaegbu – 11 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Yuvraj Jadeja – 11 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Imtiyaz Ahmed – 10 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Mohamed Jalloh – 9 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Joy Rahman-Joy – 9 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Inkarat Surachescomson – 9 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Minhaj Uddin – 8 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Ioan Crabb – 6 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Omar Rahman – 6 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Ali Al Ramahi – 5 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
- Shalom Dravie – 5 grades of 9 to 7 or equivalent
Notable subject performances
- Art – 18% Grade 7+ / 100% Grade 4+
- Biology – 88% Grade 7+ / 100% Grade 6+
- Chemistry - 88% Grade 7+ / 100% Grade 6+
- Computer Science -100% Grade 4+
- Music – 100% Grade 4+
- Further Mathematics – 82% Grade 7+ / 100% Grade 4+
- Physics - 88% Grade 7+ / 100% Grade 6+