GCSE Results Day 2016

PRESS RELEASE – 25 August 2016

Students at London Academy prove they’ve got what it takes to be
“Leaders for Tomorrow “

Congratulations to the class of 2016 at London Academy who have achieved record breaking A*- A grades and A*-C grades across many subjects building on previous years’ high standards. Headline figures this year surpass the achievements of last year and exceed last year’s national averages. This follows a successful set of A Level results which saw a third of their students securing places at top Russell Group universities.

Amongst the many success stories, 10% of students proved they’ve got what it takes to become “Leaders for Tomorrow”, having achieved a remarkable 8+ A*/A grades. Students are now looking forward to returning in September to commence their A levels at the Sixth Form.   

Jozefina has a successful future ahead of her after achieving a stunning array of 9 A* and A grades at GCSE results day. Jozefina is thrilled to be returning to London Academy in September to study Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Psychology. She hopes to go on to study Chemistry at university and dreams of one day becoming a successful scientist.

“London Academy has been an amazing place to learn and the teachers planned the lessons to perfection. They always go above and beyond to offer extra support at every opportunity.”

Chazi was delighted to receive an excellent array of results with 9 A* and A grades. He praises his teachers’ continuous motivation and enthusiasm and believes this was key in helping him achieve these impressive results. Chazi looks forward to starting his A Levels at London Academy in September and will be studying Biology, Chemistry, Law and English. He has big dreams to go on to study Environmental Science at university with the aim to help combat global warming.

“The teachers build a strong connection with each student which leaves a long lasting positive impact. The advice I would give to future students would be to revise efficiently, work hard and stay composed.”

Principal, Paddy McGrath commented: “Congratulations to the class of 2016 in securing another set of positive examination results. We are incredibly proud of their efforts and the volume of high grades is testament to their hard work and the commitment of staff to ensuring they achieve the very best grades. We look forward to welcoming many of them back to the Sixth Form in September where we are sure they will continue their academic successes.”

Executive Principal and CEO of Aim Academies Trust, Angela Trigg stated: “I am pleased that we have maintained our high standards once again this year at GCSE and are confident that this will only accelerate in years to come. Congratulations to the class of 2016 – you have proved you have what it take to become “Leaders for Tomorrow.”

London Academy is an all-through school located in the North West of the London Borough of Barnet. It forms part of the AIM Academies Trust with Deansbrook Junior School. The Academy has exceptional facilities within its new building designed by Norman Foster.

These are provisional results.


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Summer Exam results dates

Congratulations Class of 2015

We are delighted to announce our 2015 GCSE results. We have maintained our high standards with 60% of students achieving 5+ A*-C grades including English and maths at GCSE, exceeding the 2014 national average. The Academy’s aspirational students have demonstrated their ambitions to become ‘Leaders for Tomorrow’ with over half achieving at least one A* grade and an impressive 14% attaining 5 of the top A*/A grades.

Exceptional results were secured in science and maths; 85% of students achieved an A*-C grade in science and 15% of students were successful in their pursuit of the top A*-A grades. In addition, 100% of students who were entered for Further Maths achieved an impressive A* or A grade.

Performance measure

Academy performance

National Average

5A*-C including English and Mathematics



Achievement of A*- C in all EBACC subjects



% of students achieving expected levels of progress in English GCSE



 % of students achieving expected levels of progress in Maths GCSE



% of students achieving more than expected levels of progress in English GCSE



% of students achieving more than expected levels of progress in Maths GCSE



The above results place London Academy in the top 9% of all schools nationally for the amount of progress our students make on joining the Academy from primary school regardless of their starting points. 

Some notable student highlights include:

  • Ali Reza Moghaddam Nourani 11 A* grades.
  • Michelle Challis 10 A* and 1 A
  • Noah Yacoubi 9 A* and 1 A.
  • Anish Monji 5 A*, 5 A and 1 B.
  • Ushmita Bheeka 5 A*, 4 A and 1 B.
  • Zohra Noori 4 A*, 6 A and 1 C.
  • Graziella Arena 3 A*, 6 A and 3 B.
  • Yanislav Dapev 2 A*, 7 A and 1 B.
  • Artaza Saffi 1 A*, 9 A and 1 B.
  • Doniea Akhtari 10 A and 2 B.
  • Neelima Rai 9 A and 1 B.
  • Sana Ahmad 8 A and 3 B.


GCSE 2014 Examination Results

  • 82% A* – C grades in English.
  • 69% A* - C grades in Maths.
  • 68 % of students achieved A*-C grades, in English and Maths.
  • 63% of students achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths.
  • 75 % of students entered achieved the Ebacc. 22% of the cohort.
  • 17% of all GCSE grades were grade A*-A.
  • 72% of all grades were A*-C.
  • 21% of all students achieved three or more A*-A grades.
  • 87 students achieved at least one A*/A grade.
  • 89% of students entered achieved A*-C in double science.

The percentage of pupils who have achieved at least the minimum expected levels of progress in English and Maths between KS2 and KS4:

  • English 84%
  • Maths 72%

Many congratulations to all our students whose hard work and effort is rewarded with these excellent results.

Thanks are also due to their parents for their help and support and of course to their teachers whose dedication and commitment to our students has also been justly rewarded.