West London College is celebrating hundreds of top grades, after GCSE results were announced on 23 August 2018.
The overall pass rate for GCSE English and Maths was 97.8% which saw an increase of 5% against last year’s 16/17 results.
When broken down, the college’s GCSE Maths pass rate was 97%, which saw an increase of 6% against last year’s 16/17 results. This is also 7.7% higher than the national average.
The college saw similar results for GCSE English which was at a 98% pass rate. This saw an increase of 3.5% against last year’s 16/17 results and was 7.9% higher than the national average.
Principal Janet Gardner said:
“I’m thrilled with today’s results; not only is it proof of our students’ commitment to succeed but it also reflects the high-quality teaching and support given by our teachers and staff enabling them to succeed”.
"Many of these students are progressing to higher level courses and university. We wish them well with their careers and are extremely proud to have been part of their journey in achieving their aspirations and goals."
Jessica Coutts achieved a 6 in her English Language. Jessica said:
"I was initially at a different college but moved to London where I started attending West London College. I was a year behind due to my move so I knew it would be a challenge to succeed, however, my teachers were really enthusiastic and wanted to help me achieve the grades I needed to go to university. The teachers (at West London College) actually want to help so it was great to be studying here. I will now be progressing onto the University of Portsmouth to study Nursing."
Into Maria Sophia Ernestine achieved a 5 in her English. Into said:
"This was my first year in England and due to English not being my first language, I knew it was going to be a rollercoaster. My teacher, Christabel Tagoe-Brooks, helped me so much and I couldn't have done it without her. She helped me track my progress and made me feel confident before going into the exam. I'm now continuing my L3 Health and Social Care course with the hope of progressing onto university afterwards."
Duong Nguyen Van achieved an 8 (equivalent to an A*) in his Maths. He said:
"I found it quite fun. It was easier than English as I didn't need to think as much. I would like to personally thank my teacher Asiya Khanom as she provided so much support and was always there when I needed her, especially when it came to mock exams. I will be progressing onto A Levels due to my success at GCSE."
West London College also offers free post-16 English & Maths GCSEs resits for students with Grade 3. For students with Grade 2 or lower the College offers English and Maths Functional Skills courses to enable students to achieve the required grades for reaching their career goals.