A-level results: Hackney’s New city College students secure places at ‘world-renowned’ universities

A-level results day at New City College. Photo by New City College

A-level results day at New City College. Photo by New City College - Credit: Archant

Hackney’s New City College students have secured places at “world-renowned” universities after A-level results day.

A-level results day at New City College. Photo by New City College

A-level results day at New City College. Photo by New City College - Credit: Archant

High achieving students included Nim Chi-Chao who secured an A*, and two A grades to guarantee his place at Imperial College, London, where he will study chemistry; Mohammed Arafat Ali, achieved three As and is considering options to study economics at university; Maisha Ahmed Choudhury achieved A*, A and B grades and is progressing to University College London to study a BSc in social sciences;.Tubor Pinneh and Jennifer Casi Suarez, who each achieved A, B, B grades and are going to Queen Mary University to study computer science; and mathematics and statistics respectively.

Students delivered a 100per cent success rate in 10 popular subjects including biology, classical civilisation, further maths, Italian, law, sociology, physics, media studies, religious studies, and communication & culture.

Further maths and Italian students delivered 100pc grades at A*, A, B, law achieved 75pc “high grades” and sociology more than 60pc “high grades”.

From this September, A-level students will join the college’s new Attlee A-level academy, based at E1; a dedicated centre focused on A-level study and the personal skills development.

A-level results day at New City College. Photo by New City College

A-level results day at New City College. Photo by New City College - Credit: Archant


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The college is investing more than £1.6million in refitting its campus in E1 with new modern science labs, classrooms, social spaces, outdoor areas and food outlets, including high street foodie chain Wrap it Up. A greatly enhanced enrichment programme will also be launched.

Gerry McDonald, New City College and group principal, said: “Well done to all our students today who have worked so hard to achieve these impressive individual results. It gives me great satisfaction to share in their joy when they open their results and witness the rewards of their hard work.”

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