Aug 24 2011 Jenny Coombes
Uxbridge College GCSE results
UXBRIDGE College students are celebrating an overall pass rate of 98 per cent and 62 per cent at A* to C.
The figure includes 98 per cent of students who took ICT achieving A* -C and 83 per cent for English Literature.
For Maths, the A* to C figure was 54 per cent, and 75 per cent for chemistry.
Student Fiona Harding, 21 came back to the college this year to study maths and science GCSE, after working in the childcare industry.
Having scooped an A*, A and B she is now off to Durham University to do a foundation course in physics, which will lead on to a full degree.
Bianca Chua, 17, of Ruislip gained the college’s highest grades with four A*s in maths, biology, chemistry and physics and an A in English.
Dr Darrell DeSouza, vice principal for curriculum and standards at Uxbridge College, in Park Road, Uxbridge, said: “We’ve had some exceptional individual performers with very high grades this year as well as marked improvements in some key subjects.
“Uxbridge College is unusual in offering GCSEs at post-16 years and this keeps the door open for a wide range of pathways to further study and professional training.
“I would like to congratulate all our students this year. It is an intensive process to take five GCSEs in a single year and with the excellent teaching and support students get at Uxbridge College, they can achieve really impressive results.”