‘Well-Deserved Success’ For Latymerians

Head commends their teachers for their dedication and skills

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Latymer Upper School,
King Street,
W6 9LR

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Latymer Upper School students are celebrating another year of fantastic results at A Level, with their highest number of Oxbridge acceptances in recent years. As last year, significant number of students took four full A Levels or more, and once again average UCAS points per candidate came out as the equivalent of well over three A grades per student.

Nina Maras, 18 (pictured right), from Westminster, achieved 2 A*, 2A and will be reading Theology and Religious Studies at Trinity College, Cambridge. Calam Lynch achieved 3A*, 1A and to read Classis and William Ip achieved 4A*s to read Physics, both will be going to Somerville College, Oxford. Rose Maxwell, 17, from Acton, achieved 2A*, 2A and will study architecture at Robinson College, Cambridge. Rose was also a member of the Latymer boat which won the Junior Women’s Quadruple Sculls at Henley last month in a record time.

A number of pupils who joined Latymer two years ago in the Sixth Form did exceptionally well, including Isabelle James, 4A*, to read Spanish and French at Edinburgh; Laura O’Driscoll, 2A* 2A, to read English and French at Merton College, Oxford; Victoria Sampson, 4As, to study Dentistry at Queen Mary’s; Ziad Qattan, 1A*, 3A and Barry O’Reilly, 1A*, 2A to read Music at King’s College London. Barry was also the recipient of a Music Scholarship when he joined the Sixth Form. Olu Arisekola, who joined Latymer in the Sixth Form and was elected Head Boy, achieved 4A*, 1A. He will be reading Medicine at Trinity College, Oxford.

This year Latymer students have also opted to continue their studies overseas, Isabel Al-Dhahir will be going to Brown, USA with 2A*, 2A. Other destinations include Williams (USA), Bowdoin (Maine), Toronto and Yale (USA).

Head, David Goodhew commented: "I congratulate the class of 2013 on their well-deserved success; there were plenty of happy faces in the hall this morning, and I am delighted that so many will be going to their choice of course at top universities in the UK and, increasingly, the US and Canada. I also commend their teachers, whose dedication and skill has helped to make these results possible. I am particularly pleased that so many of the 19 means tested scholars in the year group have done exceptionally well and will be going on to study subjects ranging from Music to Medicine at prestigious universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Bristol, UCL, King's and the LSE.”

August 17, 2013