The Sixth Form at Sedgehill Academy was full of excitement this morning as students secured places at university, after receiving their A Level grades.
This year, A Level and equivalent qualifications were awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. At Sedgehill, students sat in-class exams and completed coursework as part of this assessment process.
Sixth Formers have been confirming their university places today – with young people at Sedgehill going on to study a broad range of disciplines, from Aeronautical Engineering to English Literature. This includes at several Russell Group universities and competitive courses such as the University of Leeds and Queen Mary University of London.
Those students celebrating today included:
- Shiran Sritharan, who will be taking up a place at City University of London to study Aeronautical Engineering;
- Ornela Kulici will also be going to City University to study Law;
- Joy Olisa who is off to the University of Birmingham to study Law with Criminology;
- Sharujan Balakrishnan will be studying Maths at Queen Mary’s University of London;
- Stefan Iovu will be going to Brunel University to study Automotive Engineering;
- Imani Smith is going to the University of Leeds to study Journalism;
- Lauren Thompson who will be studying Spanish & Russian at Queen Mary University of London;
- Aimee Befroy is also going to Queen Mary’s to study English Literature and Creative Writing.
Clare Cassidy, Principal at Sedgehill Academy, said:
“It is fantastic to see so many of our students celebrating today as they receive their university places and prepare to take their next steps. It has been a challenging year across the country but through it all our Year 13s have been a credit to themselves – maintaining focus on their studies, staying positive and being ambitious for their futures.
“On behalf of all our staff, I want to congratulate our young people on all their hard work, not just in the Sixth Form but throughout their school experience – we can’t wait to see where their lives take them next.
“Of course, I must also say thank you to staff for the ongoing support and encouragement they have provided our students. They deserve huge recognition for the way they have adapted to the disruption of the year and continued to strive for the very best for all of our Sixth Formers.”