The Urswick School staff and students celebrate 100% pass rate on A-levels results day
PUBLISHED: 17:39 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:39 16 August 2018
The Urswick School staff and students celebrated a 100per cent pass rate on A-levels results day this morning.
At Urswick 55pc of sixth formers achieved top grades of A* to B – an increase of 12pc compared to last year – while 77pc bagged A* to C grades.
All students have been offered a place at university, for subjects ranging from law and business to sociology, engineering Forensic Computing.
Minh Trinh, 18, achieved a hat-trick of A grades in maths, physics and chemistry, and said: “I want to thank all my teachers for helping me through my journey.” Minh is going to the University of Manchester to study electrical engineering and is one of a record number of Urswick students heading to a Russell Group university.
Rivaz Ahmed, 18, achieved a Double Distinction in BTEC Computing, which is the equivalent of two A Levels, as well as grade Bs in psychology and sociology, and is going to Brunel University to study computer science,
Richard Brown, executive headteacher, said: “We are all delighted that these young people have done so well and are heading to universities of their choice.
“Urswick has a small Sixth Form and offers personalised teaching. This is resulting in an ever increasing number of top grades. The number of students achieving A* to B grades is up for the third consecutive year. This is testament to the hard work of the students and the dedication of our teachers.”
Divine Okoroji joined the school in Year 11 in December 2014 after completing his junior certificate in Ireland. Divine stayed on for the sixth form and has achieved a Distinction* in BTEC Art and Design alongside an A in A-level art and C in A-level psychology. He said: “I have achieved more than I could have imagined, all thanks to the teachers who have helped me. The support I have received from this school will not be forgotten and I am truly thankful.” Divine is going to Brunel University to study industrial and technology design.
Olga Arslan achieved three As in psychology, English literature and sociology. Olga has secured a place at LSE studying Sociology “I am so excited. I’d like to thank all my teachers that have helped me, I’m now one step closer to my dream of become a Human Rights Lawyer.” Olga was one of a group of students who were inspired by meeting the first female Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally.
Jesse Musenge, who is going to be studying law at City University said: “I am so happy, I can relax now because I got into the university that I want and I don’t have to go through clearing.”