A level results: Students collect first A level results in Hackney school’s history
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Students at Urswick School celebrated this morning as they collected the first A level results in the school’s history.
The group achieved a pass rate of 100 per cent, with 64 per cent achieving grades A* to C.
Pupils from the school, in Paragon Road, Hackney Central will go on to higher education, studying subjects from law to animation.
Students who completed BTEC Diplomas also celebrated a 100 per cent pass rate and 80 per cent achieved a Double Distinction (DD) or Double Distinction* (DD*) level, equivalent to two grade A or A* grades at A level.
Eboseta Ayemere, 18, said: “I’m ecstatic but slightly in shock. I worked harder this year than I have in my whole life and it’s paid off. I’m really grateful for all the encouragement and help with revision that my teachers gave me.”
Eboseta will go on to study Chemistry at the University of Kent after achieving a grade A in chemistry, B in drama and C in English literature.
Kirsty Redford, 19, achieved an A grade in psychology, C in sociology and Distinction* in BTEC IT.
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She has accepted a place at The University of Sussex to study criminology.
Kirsty said: “I’m really happy about my results. It’s sad to be leaving The Urswick School but this is a new chapter in my life and I’m leaving on a really good note.”
Other high achievers included Dilek Yener, 18, who achieved A grades in psychology and Turkish and C grades in biology and chemistry.
Dilek will study Neuroscience at The University of Sussex and plans to complete a master’s degree, following her undergraduate degree, before beginning a career in research.
Javaughn McNeish, 18, accepted an unconditional offer to study law at The University of Sussex earlier this year and achieved a grade A in psychology and B grades in history and English literature.
Marion Budd, Deputy Headteacher, said: I’m proud that our first sixth form cohort have done so well. We are really excited that they have all secured university places. They’ve got great futures ahead of them.”