A-level results: Stoke Newington Sixth Form celebrates a 99 per cent pass rate
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Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form proved it is going from strength to strength after its A-level results improved for the fourth year in a row.
The gleaming purpose built school in Clissold Road, which was built in 2010, achieved a 99 per cent pass rate for A-levels.
Nearly half the pupils are eligible for free school meals and have English as an additional language. T
There were many happy faces as students opened their results today.
Alice Simpson, 18, of Walsingham Road, Clapton was ecstatic after her results exceeded her expectations.
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The jubilant student achieved three A*s in history, English literature and psychology and is now considering reapplying to Oxford University.
“I feel very shocked”, she said. “I was not expecting that at all. I was predicted to get three As but I did not think I was going to get even that.”
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Meanwhile, there were a few hairy moments for some students this morning as they did not achieve the grades they needed.
Kingsley Davies, 18, needed an A and two Bs in his A-levels to win a place to study economics at his first place choice Sussex University. However, he obtained two Bs and a C in economics, sociology and media studies.
Fortunately, the university has accepted him despite this. He said: “I was disappointed about my results but happy at getting into university.”
Jake Morgan-Stead, 18, of needed three As to get into Oxford University, but got an A*, A and B in History, English and Drama respectively.
The keen history enthusiast was on tenterhooks as he phoned Oxford to see if he would still have a space.
“My heart was racing. I felt so relieved when they said yes”, he said: “I really wanted to got to Oxford. I wanted it more than anything.”
Headteacher Annie Gammon said: “We are delighted and proud to see these brilliant achievements from all our sixth form students in both A level, AS level and vocational courses. They, and their teachers, have worked hard and deseve this success.”