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Hammersmith Academy students achieve excellent A Level results, maintaining the Academy’s reputation of getting students into UK’s top Russell Group universities, including Cambridge and securing students into leading apprenticeship programmes.

Despite the expectation that grades would be significantly downgraded across the UK, bringing them back to 2019 levels, Hammersmith Academy students have held firm by attaining an impressive 43% of all grades awarded A*-B, 72% of all grades were awarded A*-C, bucking the national trend.

There were outstanding results across a number of subjects namely Sociology, Politics, DT, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Spanish & BTEC Sport.

Hammersmith Academy students continue to achieve places at top universities including Cambridge, King’s College London and The Bartlett School of Architecture, and across a wide range of subjects such as Medicine, Mathematics, Psychology and Computer Science to name a few. In addition, a number of students have secured places on highly competitive apprenticeship programmes at leading companies BlackRock, Sky, and BDP.

These results reflect its commitment to providing a high-quality education. Hammersmith Academy has a strong track record of academic success, and its students are consistently well-prepared for university and professional life.

A-Level Standout Successes

  • Safwan Uddin was the Academy’s highest achiever with A*A*A*A* and will take up a place at King’s College London to read Mathematics. He said, “Opening these results even shocked myself! The feeling that came from knowing that the long hours that I gave daily has been worth it. This moment reminded me of the many people that helped me in ways that easily go unnoticed, such as that extra push that my teachers gave me, and the encouragement that my parents gave me the whole way through when I didn’t believe in myself. Being around a very supportive group of students in my classes gave me confidence. Now I can focus on my degree at King’s. I hope that goes well, and as always thank you to everyone who helped me achieve the results I have.”
  • Ermir Bela scored a brilliant A*A*AA and has decided to turn down a place at the prestigious Bartlett School of Architecture to commence an Architecture Degree Apprenticeship at Architecture Firm BDP. He said, “Thanks to all my teachers over the years. I am now aiming to do an Architectural apprenticeship. My advice is to set some core goals you are genuinely passionate for and to stay hungry in working for it.”
  • Eliza Mackay accomplished A*, BTEC Distinction*, A and will take up a place to read Geography (with placement year) at Loughborough University. She commented, “I am so happy and relieved with the results. The support from the teachers has been amazing as well as the facilities and supplies we are provided with; Sixth Form has been extremely enjoyable thanks to my classmates and teachers and allowed me to make new friends and memories. Thanks to this, I am able to explore new hobbies and ideas in university and make many more great memories.”
  • Kiera Ghouneim was awarded A*A*B and will read Psychology at Queen Mary University of London. She added, “I’m ecstatic and over the moon with my results. I cannot thank the HA staff enough for all the support I have received in the 2 years of my time at HA and making my experience one that I will never forget. I’m looking forward to securing my degree and venturing out in the world.”
  • Ana Mackenzie takes up a place at University of Cambridge to study a Foundation Year in Arts, Humanities and achieved A*AB. She remarked, “During my time at Sixth Form in HA I received close support from my subject teachers who not only helped me to pursue my academic goals, but also to enjoy the curriculum and love my subjects. The Careers Team at HA have also been major support for students and were always there at every step along the way with applications and interview prep. I hope to pursue a future in diplomacy, with Hammersmith Academy Sixth Form providing me this great foundation I have today.”
  • Sahra Abdi achieved A*AA and will study Medicine at King’s College London.
  • Milan Kleins achieved an impressive A*A*AA and will study Computer Science (with industrial experience) at Queen Mary University of London. He added, “I am delighted with the results I received this morning. I would like to thank my encouraging teachers for always being there to support me with my studies, ensuring I perform to the best of my ability. I would also like to thank the Careers Team for guiding me through the university application process to secure me an offer at Queen Mary University of London. Overall, my experience at Hammersmith Academy Sixth Form was very enjoyable and transformative, despite the pressure of exams, as I was surrounded by motivated and supportive students. I am looking forward to studying Computer Science and I am excited for this next stage of my life.”
  • Salvatore Sorrentino attained A*A*A* and will read Psychology (with work placement) at the University of Bath. He added, “I’m really happy with my results and I definitely owe it in part to the resources HA puts into its students, from Ms Harrowes and Mr Denness helping with university applications to things like UpLearn and of course the teachers which helped along the way. Sixth Form here has been a really great experience with lots of opportunities available throughout the year in terms of work experience for instance. I’m glad to have been here, and looking ahead I’m excited to see what university has in store for me and how I can develop both professionally and personally in the future.”
  • Mai Kheir completed her English Foundation Year at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford and will take up her place to read English Literature at University of Oxford.

Headteacher, Gary Kynaston, said, “I am delighted with the A Level results our students have achieved this year. We have held firm and are on par with those achieved last year which is most impressive given the prediction of a downturn in the proportion of top grades awarded nationally.

These results demonstrate a consistency in our level of teaching and learning and vindicates our investment in the resources to counter the disruptions bought on by the pandemic. They are not a product of chance, but of collaborative hard work and dedication between students, teachers and parents.

Furthermore, it is fantastic to see such a large proportion of our students achieving their first-choice offers at leading universities and attaining top apprenticeship placements, which is becoming more popular in recent years. Our UCAS and Careers team have done a superb job in supporting students to attain their goals and the Academy remains an institution that helps students achieve success.

I am confident that our students will go on to great things in the next phase of their lives at university and the professional environment. We know they are well prepared and ready to show the best of themselves. Congratulations to them and their families.”

Click here for Hammersmith Academy’s Key Stage 5 Performance Table.