Students celebrate A Level results

Published: Friday 19 August 2022

Pupils in Kensington and Chelsea received their A Level results yesterday. This group are the first in two years to sit exams following the disruption caused by the pandemic which saw previous years’ grades awarded by teacher assessment. 

Cllr Catherine Faulks, Lead Member for Family and Children’s Services, said: 

“Sending a huge congratulations to the borough’s hard-working young people receiving their A Level results yesterday. Whether you exceeded your expectations or not, there have never been more options to continue your learning and to find a next step that works for you. 

“From university to specialising in a trade or vocation, there’s support and guidance available to ensure you make the right choice for you.”

Holland Park School’s students have achieved a 100% pass rate overall as well as the following: 

  • A* grades: 25.6% compared to 11.8% in 2019. 
  • A* - A grades: 54.2% compared to 35.7% in 2019. 
  • A* - B grades: 76.8% compared to 61.3% in 2019. 
  • A* - C grades: 90.4% compared to 79.3% in 2019.

Kensington Aldridge Academy students have secured the school’s best ever A Level results. In record-breaking results this year, 41% of all entries for KAA students received A* or A grades, and 75% were A*-B. 

  • 41% A*-A grades
  • 75% A*-B grades
  • Average grade = B+
  • 57% of students taking three subjects secured 3 x A*-B
  • 27% of these students achieved AAB or above

Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School students achieved a pass rate of 99.3%
58.1% of grades were A* and A, compared to a national average of 36.4%, and 82.2% were at A* to B.  

We spoke with students at Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA) and Chelsea Academy yesterday as they received their results.

Julia received her results this morning in Kensington Aldridge Academy and has said “I am really happy with my results; they are higher than I expected.” Following her results, she will be studying Sports Psychology at Brunel University 

Alexandra secured A*, A, A following her exams at Chelsea Academy and is going to Bristol University to study Physics and Philosophy in September. Alexandra told us: “At first the exams were nerve-wracking, but I felt well prepared.” 

Mia from KAA is “very pleased with my results” and will be celebrating at Pizza Express with friends. Mia is looking forward to studying Geography at the University of Southampton.

Alexander who got 4 A*s at Chelsea Academy is going on to study computing at Imperial College London. “I really wanted to get into Imperial because it’s high ranking and a really good course, plus I get to stay in London.”