A-level results: Clapton results go form strength to strength

Students Zoe Adlar, left, Tasmin Ali, and Samantha Pham open their A-levels results with Headteacher

Students Zoe Adlar, left, Tasmin Ali, and Samantha Pham open their A-levels results with Headteacher Cheryl Day at Clapton Girls Academy. - Credit: Archant

Students in Clapton are celebrating a bright future ahead of them as BSix sixth form college and Clapton Girls Academy saw results get even better than last year.

Students Zoe Adlar, left, Tasmin Ali, and Samantha Pham open their A-levels results with Headteacher

Students Zoe Adlar, left, Tasmin Ali, and Samantha Pham open their A-levels results with Headteacher Cheryl Day at Clapton Girls Academy. - Credit: Archant

At Clapton Girls Academy, students and staff were celebrating the college achieving the greatest number of A and B grades ever at A-Level and 78 per cent of BTEC grades at Distinction or above.

Tasnim Ali,who got an A* and two As, is planning to attend King’s College London in September to read Philosophy.

She said “I can’t put into words how happy I feel – I’m ecstatic. I am so grateful to my teachers, who have been amazing and encouraging and helped to keep me motivated. I would recommend the school to anyone – if there were a Clapton university, I would attend! I am very proud that my hard work paid off.”

Zoe Sadler, who achieved the same, will go on to study Theatre and English at the University of Bristol,


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She said: “I’m thrilled with my results, and really surprised! It was hard work but I received amazing academic support at Clapton and was lucky to have such inspirational teachers to encourage me.”

Down the road, BSix Sixth Form College saw better results than ever before with thirteen A2 subjects, including English Literature and Economics, achieved a 100 per cent pass rate.

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Rhasan Brunner, 19, got the high possible grade in his Public Service BTEC, gaining three distinction*s.

He is now planning to take a gap year to do a business and administration apprenticeship with an architectural firm John McAslan and Partners. After that he has earned a place at Goldsmiths College to study for a BA in Communications, Development and Youth Work.

On his decision to take a gap year he said: “Well there has been allsorts of stuff on the news about uni fees going up and I wanted to improve my skills and my financial situation.

He eventually wants to work in politics

He said: “All I want to get into a public service role where I can help people. That’s what I’m really all about.”

Taking a different road on his way to becoming an investigative journalist is Siraj Patel, 18, who got three As in English Literature and Language, Government and Politics and History.He’ll now go onto to study English Literature and Language at King’s College London.

“I am happy but I hope it is all worth it and I get a good job at the end of it all.

“I hope to become a journalist. I’ve been asking all the reporters this morning I’ve met for work experience.”.

Kamilla Zgabzaj, 18, “I think I did well, I did better than I expected because I expected to totally fail.”

Kamila, who studied Pyschology, Drama and Film Studies at A-Level has decided to stay on at BSix for an extra year after she realised her life ambition is to become a midwife.

“The reason is in November I went to hospital because my mum was giving birth there and it changed everything. I need the BTEC to go to uni to study midwifery.”

She has decided she wants to go to the University of York next year.

Commenting on the results, Ken Warman the College’s Principal

“We are pleased that the College and its students continue to make significant progress

“Most of all, we are delighted that our students are now able to progress to university or to pursue their chosen career.

“We now look forward to the next academic year and taking another step towards achieving our goal of being an outstanding college by 2016”.

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