Nervous students collect A Level results this week
Nervous students across the borough discovered their A Level exam results this week.
In Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, Earlsfield, 98 per cent of the 120 students sitting exams gained an overall pass of A* to E.
There were 24 per cent students scooping an A to A* grade, 73 per cent getting A* to C and 47 per cent A* to B.
Student Uthra Sivarajasingam, 18, of Tooting got 3 A’s and a B, and is set to study medicine at East Anglia university.
She said: "I'm really happy about it, I'm the first one in my family to study at uni. I didn’t care about the money, it was just something I wanted to do."
In Putney High School, in Putney Hill, 63 per cent of students scored an A* to A grade and 93 per cent students scoring A* to B.
Future Paralympian hopeful Jessica Harper and Putney High School student is celebrating after achieving four A grades in her A Levels.
The 18-year-old achieved all A’s despite combining her studies with demanding training sessions.
A school spokesman said: "Jess has juggled her studies in English, French, Spanish and History with no less than nine training sessions each week to achieve a world ranking of 16th in the 100 metres butterfly disability event.
"She is now heading to the USA’s Brown University, Rhode Island, from where she will compete in disability swimming meets across the USA and Canada as she bids for a place in Team GB’s Paralympics squad for Rio."
Saint Cecilia's, in Sutherland Grove, Southfields recorded a 100 per cent pass rate (A* - E grade).
Headteacher Niall Gallagher said the A* to A figure increased by five per cent from last year to 27 per cent.
In Ernest Bevin, Beechcroft Road, Tooting, 70 per cent of students got an A* to C grade and 30 per cent of students scored A* to A.
Principle Rukshana Sheikh said: "We are absolutely delighted with the results, particularly the improvement in A* to B grades.
"Really this is a reflection of the hard work of the staff and students and the support that we have from parents."
There were 500 students sitting exams in St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College, in Malwood Road, Balham.
The college boasted an overall pass rate of 99 per cent, with 40 per cent of students getting an A* to B grade.
Principal Stella Flannery said: "The young people of South London had a very bad press last year and the good results this summer are a great tribute to the hard work and dedication of SFX students and staff, who have proved that they are very much up to the challenge in an increasingly competitive world."
Roehampton University still had some places for students through clearing for those who did not get a place at their first choice university.
A spokesperson said: "A reminder to students who have just received their results to breathe and not to panic. It is important to not see clearing as a negative thing."
Visit roehampton.ac.uk for more information on clearing.