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.”
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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.”