Student secures place at Cambridge University.
Paddington Academy students are celebrating after receiving their A Level results today. 29% of the results were A*-A grades whilst nearly three quarters (72%) resulted in A* to C grades.
There was further cause for celebration at the academy as one student secured a place at Cambridge University. Al-Hussain Al-Keraim achieved four A*s in English Literature, chemistry, history and maths which has secured him a place at Fitzwilliam College to read Law. He will start his course in October.
Oli Tomlinson, Principal of Paddington Academy, said:
"I am absolutely delighted for Al. He has worked incredibly hard and has never let any obstacles stand in his way. Throughout the Sixth Form he has remained focused on achieving the top A Level grades and he thoroughly deserves his place at Cambridge. I have every confidence that he will make a skilful lawyer and I wish him every success in his future career.
"Al becomes our second student to gain a place at Oxbridge and I very much hope his achievement will inspire our younger students to aim high. He has shown that through hard work, determination and ambition they can achieve everything they set their minds to."
"When I came into school this morning, I already knew that I had a place at Cambridge by checking UCAS Track but I was nervous nonetheless; I am a perfectionist. The news still hasn’t sunk in, but I intend to celebrate with my friends. I would like to thank a very special teacher – Luke Edwards-Stuart – who has provided me with wonderful pastoral and academic support."
Other student successes included:
- Sara Said Noor who achieved three As and is going to study Medicine at the University of Cardiff;
- Mariam Awada who gained two A*s and one A securing a place to read Mathematics at UCL;
- Marwa El-Fassi who has secured a place to read Civil Engineering at Imperial College;
- Ayuub Osman who achieved two A*s and one A and is off to begin a gap year by doing an internship at Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi;
- Anita Toverljani who is going to read Psychology at UCL;
- Nadia Begum who has a place to read Economics at Queen Mary University of London;
- Mustafa Kawadri who is going to study Civil Engineering at Imperial College;
- Ara Shikhalislami who has a place to study Mathematics at Durham University.
Oli Tomlinson added:
"Overall, our Year 13 students have achieved some superb results and have gained places at their universities of choice. We are very proud of them and wish them the best of luck for their future."