Aug 24 2010 By Tara Brady
Tyrell Paul-Fisher, 16, checks his GCSE results, with staff member Matt Stevens, at the Capital City Academy, Willesden.
TOP students in Brent are celebrating after the long wait for GCSE results ended today.
Year 11 pupils from across the borough spent the morning waiting anxiously to discover if their hard work throughout the school year had paid off.
Staff at Capital City Academy in Doyle Gardens, Willesden, were delighted some of their bright sparks gained nine or more A* or A grades. The school made a vast improvement on last year with 70 per cent achieving five or more A* to C grades.
Among those celebrating was Amina Seylani who achieved six A* and five As.
Alex Thomas, principal, said: "These record results is a product of a lot of hard work by students and staff. Together with our excellent A-level results this has been a year of significant improvement."
It was a great morning at Cardinal Hinsley Mathematics and Computing College, in Harlesden, which will be changing its name to Newman Catholic College in September.
Successful pupils included Chul Soo Kim, Mayowa Olaore, Manh Pham and Marland Griffith.
Richard Kolka, principal, said: "I am delighted that all the hard work of the students and teachers has led to such an excellent improvement. It is a great boost
for the school as we embark on an exciting new stage in our journey and we expect even greater progress in the coming year."
Claremont High School, in Claremont Avenue, Kenton, enjoyed a 100 per cent pass rate in music and performing arts. Three of their high-flying students achieved 10 A* passes with 94 per cent of pupils getting five or more A* - C grades.
While Jeyaprathepan Packiarajah from Alperton Community School did his teachers proud by achieving seven A*s and three As.
Gill Bal, headteacher at Wembley High Technology College, congratulated all students, staff and parents on its achievements.
Isha Kusumgar, Brijesh Patel and Abhishek Sharma all took home A*s and As. The school had 100 per cent pass rates in triple science, business and drama.
Ms Bal said: "I would like to pay tribute to the exceptional hard work of all our students and staff who made this possible and for the outstanding support from all of our parents."
While a staggering 100 per cent of pupils gained five or more A* to C passes at The Swaminarayan School, in Brentfield Road, Neasden.
Star pupil Prerak Dwivedi, gained 11 A*,two 2As and one B.
Mr Savjani, headteacher, said: "The GCSE results have been improving each year and this is the best set so far. The students have done exceptionally well this year with outstanding performances.
"We are lucky to have such highly motivated students, supportive parents and fantastic teachers."