Mossbourne Community Academy teen bags stellar A-level results despite breaking leg three days before exams
PUBLISHED: 16:06 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:37 17 August 2018
A Mossbourne Community Academy teenager has bagged stellar A-level results this morning despite breaking leg three days before exams.
Franklin Nnodi, 18, suffered the injury in a basketball match representing Hackney, but despite the accident he managed to bag two As and a B and will go on to study economics at Manchester University.
He said: “It was a horrific injury and I was super devastated. I called Dr. Lienert, the head of sixth form even before I called my parents because I knew she’d be able to calm me down and come up with a plan.
“Mossbourne really took care of me and made sure that I was ok not only education-wise but I felt so loved during my time here, especially after the accident.”
The academy is also dedicated to helping students from all backgrounds, for example Abdurrahim Rawat, who is the first in his family to go to university and has achieved straight A*s.
The 18-year-old has planned to take a gap year before going to study economics at London School of Economics.
He said: “Mossbourne will help you achieve the grades you are capable of, they care about you as an individual and that’s why all the students develop such great relationship with the teachers. This is really important as we always felt comfortable to ask them for help.”
The school announced that 40per cent of students achieved grades of ranging from A*to A, while 90pc achieved A* to C grades.
There were five pupils who racked up straight A*s – and a further seven who received confirmed Oxbridge places and four students accepted to study medicine and dentistry.
One of them, Sumyya Jaigirdar, 18 who joined Mossbourne for sixth form and will go on to study dentistry at Queen Mary, said: “The teachers were very supportive and went the extra mile to help with my personal statement and UCAS forms.”
Dr Suzanne Lienart, head of sixth form said she is “absolutely ecstatic” at the number of pupils who have been accepted onto their university offers.
“I’m exceptionally proud of the students and the results they have achieved, I think it goes to show what a culture of belief and care can do to really support the children,” she said.
Chief executive of the Mossbourne Federation, Peter Hughes added: “The results are an amazing achievement and a real testament to the hard work of the students, their teachers and families. At Mossbourne we are dedicated to providing the best opportunities for all our students, wherever their talents and passions lie.
“I am particularly proud to see four of our students head off to study medicine, having benefited from our unique medical bursary programme, which is ground breaking in the state sector, giving pupils access to incredible opportunities usually only available to those in private education.”