A-LEVEL students at Notting Hill & Ealing High School were centre stage to receive their grades, with 26% of entries at A*, 66% graded A* or A, and 90% A* to B.

Three students achieved A*A*A*A*, while four achieved A*A*A*. From a cohort of 69, 30 achieved at least one A* result and 31 achieved AAA or better.

Students are going on to study a rich variety of subjects at university, incuding Material Science at Oxford, Medicine at UCL, Law at Leeds, Engineering Design at Bristol and Linguistics at Manchester.

Some are heading off abroad, to Canada, New York and Trinity College, Dublin.

More than 80% of students gained a place at their first-choice destination.

Headmaster Matthew Shoults said: “These results are testament to the industry and energy shown by our students, and the enthusiasm and support from their teachers.

“In the face of much negative press rhetoric about the challenges facing this cohort nationally, because of the Covid period, they have been undaunted in their ambitions.”

Head girl Charlotte Pons, who will be heading to University of Bristol to read Engineering Design, with study in industry, said: “All the teachers have believed in me, given me support and extra sessions, and helped me grow in confidence to get this result today.”