Year 13 Rivers Academy West London students celebrated exceptional A-level results this year as they reached the culmination of their study at the thriving sixth form. 

Their conscientious and determined study, despite any lockdown and covid challenges they encountered along the way, has led to outstanding achievements in their A levels and BTEC qualifications this summer. 

An incredible 36% of entries were awarded an A* or A grade and over half of all entries were awarded grades A*-B.

Academy staff are delighted that all students have passed and that the average grade awarded to all entries has increased to an impressive B grade.

Principal Andria Singlehurst said she recognised the absolute determination and focus of the students, inspired by expert guidance and teaching from the Academy’s impressive staff. Ms Singlehurst said: ‘’This is another phenomenal achievement for the community in the face of such a changing landscape over the course of their studies.’’

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. Ms Singlehurst said ‘’students should feel, quite rightly, deeply proud of their incredible achievements.’’

Student Arina Khan achieved three As and will now go on to study Chemical Engineering at UCL. She said: ‘’The last two years have been really stressful as we’ve adjusted to online learning but the teachers have been brilliant and helped us all the way through. I’m happy with my grades and relieved it’s all over.’’

Ms Singlehurst added: “We are all very proud of the efforts and achievements of our students, particularly in the face of the pandemic. They are incredible young people who have such strength and exceptional futures ahead of them. We look forward to hearing of their successes going forward. Every adult in our Academy has worked to ensure students are able to progress onto further education, study or the career pathway of their choice.  My congratulations to all students on their results and to the amazing Rivers staff who care so deeply and who have supported them throughout. We wish them all the very best with their future endeavours.”