Students at Isleworth & Syon School are celebrating another excellent year of Advanced Level results which yet again exceeded the national average. Year 13 students achieved an A-Level pass rate of 99.2%, with over 50% of grades at A*-B. 80% of all examination grades were at a C and above. Similarly, this year’s AS-Level results showed a marked improvement on previous years, with a large number of students gaining a string of top grades.
The top performing student in Year 13 was Saleh Ammouna, who gained two A*s (chemistry and physics) and an A (mathematics) at A-Level, as well as an A at AS (business). Saleh will read Civil Engineering at the University of Southampton. Head Boy Thomas Knox earned one A* (mathematics) and two As at A-Level (biology and further mathematics), as well as an additional A in his physics AS-Level; he will study Actuarial Science at London School of Economics following a Gap Year. Louis Kelly also achieved one A* and two A grades, and he will read English and film studies at the University of Exeter.
Meanwhile, we have attained some outstanding scores in BTEC qualifications this year. Each of our BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport students received triple Distinction *s, including Rachel Rodipe, who was nationally commended by BTEC recently. A number of these students will continue their study at university, while others enter the world of work. There was excellent improvement in BTEC ICT as well, with two students (Vikrant Mudhar and Kelvin Wong) earning a double Distinction *.
Our performing arts pedigree continues to rise, with several students heading to some of the most prestigious drama schools in the world. Ellis Bloom has taken up a Stage Management course at the London Academy of Music and the Dramatic Art (LAMDA), while George Bridgewater will study for a year at the Institute of the Arts – Barcelona (IAB), before taking up a university place at the University of Sussex. This year, Raymond Anum has earned a place on the BA Acting course at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Art (RADA). These results are a testimony to the continued outstanding work from the performing arts team.
The success is not just limited to A-Level, as our Year 12 AS-Level students demonstrated real gains compared to last year. Two students achieved A grades in every one of their subjects. Harith Hawas earned four As (biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics), while new Head Boy Maxwell Omondi gained three As in maths, physics and geography. A number of other students picked up multiple A grades, including new Deputy Head Girl Cara Doyle.
Euan Ferguson, Headteacher, said: “Once again, we are immensely proud of all of our students, whether their next step entails further education at university, or the world of work via an apprenticeship or another route. Their commitment has been nothing less than exemplary throughout their time at Isleworth & Syon, and we wish them well. These results once again demonstrate that Isleworth & Syon is the best choice for local boys.”