The Urswick School staff and students celebrate 100% pass rate on A-levels results day
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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,
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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.”
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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.”