In a year when it was expected that A-level and GCSE results would be well below the previous teacher-marked results, Hammersmith Academy produced results significantly better than the national average.
Sixth Form students excelled themselves, with 50% of all grades awarded A*-B, and an impressive 80% awarded A*-C. The Academy’s top scoring student – with four A* A-levels – has gained a place to study Computer Science at Queen Mary University, London. Two more of the highest scoring Sixth Formers will also be going on to study Computer Science at Magdalen College, Oxford and the University of Warwick.
The Academy’s GCSE students also bucked the trend, with 80% achieving grades between levels 9-4. Overall, both girls and boys at the Academy outperformed their national counterparts.
Headteacher Gary Kynaston said: “Our impressive results are down to the hard work and dedication of both students and teachers, as well as a testament to the thorough and rapid planning of our Senior Leadership Team, staff and governors at the very start of the pandemic, which ensured no student was disadvantaged by any disruption to learning and progress. The Academy’s early investment in the Digital Equality Programme saw every student provided with a personal Chromebook for home schooling, resulting in an agile transition between school and home learning.”
School governor and Past Master Nicholas Birtles congratulated both the Headteacher and staff, and commended the students for their amazing results, which have continued the Academy’s record of getting students into OxBridge every year.