Clapton girls school tops borough with A-level results

Kemi Adeleye

Kemi Adeleye - Credit: Archant

Clapton Girls’ Academy celebrated another outstanding set of A-level results.

All students passed at least three A-levels each with 59 per cent gaining A*s to Bs - seven per cent above the national average.

Pupils at the 107-year-old imposing building in Laura Place in Clapton were unable to contain their excitement.

Top of the class was Thamima Yasmin from Clapton. The 18-year-old pupil got A*s in English literature and sociology and an A in history and obtained a place at her first choice university University College London to study history. “I’m very happy”, she said.

Le My Dang, who got 12 A*s in her GCSEs two years ago and secured the best grades in the borough won a place at Oxford University to study french and italian.

The 18-year-old student from Clapton was very humble about her achievements, saying: “Words can’t really describe how I feel right now. It’s been seven years since I’ve been at the Academy and I don’t regret a single moment.

“A-levels for me personally have been a struggle because of the massive jump between GCSEs and A-levels. I underestimated it quite a lot.

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“Everyone around me had so much faith in me and I do not know why.

“Having everybody believe in you make a big difference. I owe a lot to my teachers and friends.”

Kemi Adeleye, 18, was jubilant after getting a place to study nursing at South Bank university.

The BTEC student achieved a triple distinction in her diploma. She said: “I was working so hard. Sometimes hard work pays off. I’m very excited and really happy. I can’t wait to start university.”

Headteacher Cheryl Day said: “The school’s results are fantastic this year. They are even better than last year when we were best in the borough. It’s wonderful to see the girls so happy with their university places.”