Students at Paddington Academy are celebrating record results, with 80% of students achieving 4+ in both English and maths and 56% gaining a 5+.
In addition, 60 of the grades achieved by students were the new highest grade of 9, achieved by only 3% of students nationally, with 12 students achieving this in Maths. Some of the highest performing subjects were Science, where 80% of students gained at least two grade 4s in the subject and Religious Education where 100% did. There have been large increases in the numbers studying and achieving highly in History, where 63% of the whole year group took the subject and 94% gained at least a grade 4. Our highest performing student Shihab, gained seven grade 9s, the highest grade achieved by only 3% of students nationally in each subject. Only 278 boys nationally achieved seven grade 9s, so Shihab’s achievement is particularly remarkable.
It is particularly pleasing that over the ten year history of the school, results have continued to improve and have remained consistently high for the seventh consecutive year.
Katie Gillam, Principal at Paddington Academy, said:
“I would like to congratulate all our students celebrating their results today. I am so pleased to once again see our students rewarded for their hard work throughout their time at Paddington. As a school, we are proud to have reached the benchmark of 80% achieving a grade 4+ in English and Maths and students are studying an increasingly challenging curriculum with more than half studying the English Baccalaureate. We are committed to ensuring that every student, whatever their starting point, has the opportunity to succeed and these results are testament to this. I would like to thank all our staff for their hard work and commitment to our students. Many of those celebrating today will be returning to join our large Sixth Form where last week we achieved our best ever A Level results for the fifth consecutive year.”
After receiving her results, Nabihah Khanom said:
"All the hard work this year paid off and I have only my teachers and parents to thank for that. Not only for just this year, but throughout my years at PA. I can truly say that without them I wouldn’t be where I am today- the gratitude and respect I have for them is immense. I have no doubt with their help I can continue progressing towards my goal."
There were some excellent individual successes, including:
Shihab Ahmed who gained seven grade 9s in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Geography, History and Maths and two grade 8s in English and English Literature. Alongside this, he achieved an A* grade in Further Maths and an A in Economics.
Nabihah Khanom who gained six grade 9s in English and English Literature, Chemistry, Geography, Maths and Physics, two grade 8s in French and Biology and a grade 7 in Computing. Alongside this, she achieved an A* grade in Further Maths and an A in Economics.
Kristina Kerr who gained six grade 9s in English and English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and History, two grade 8s in French and Maths, an A* in Sociology and a grade 6 in Art.
Syedul Ibn Shamsu who gained three grade 9s in Chemistry, History and Biology, five grade 8s in Biology, English, English Literature, Geography and Maths, two grade As in Economics and Further Maths and a grade 7 in Spanish.
Mohammed Alhamadani who gained three grade 9s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, four grade 8s in English, History, Maths and Spanish, two A*s in Sociology and Further Maths, and an A in Economics.
Sadiya Hussain who gained two grade 9s in English Literature and History, five grade 8s in Chemistry, English, French, Maths and RE, two A grades in Further Maths and two grade 7s in Biology and Physics.
Mahsa Ghafooryah who gained one grade 9, five grade 8s, one A grade, two grade 7s and one grade 6.
Helena Glasgow who gained three grade 9s, one A* and six grade 7s
Lum Dedinca who gained two grade 9s, one grade 8, one A*, two grade 7s and three grade 6s.