Students are celebrating at Walthamstow Academy today with many taking up places at the country’s most prestigious universities.
The Academy’s overall pass rate at A Level was 99.4% with 74% graded A*-C. Its performance at BTEC was equally impressive with a 100% pass rate and 96% awarded Dist*/Distinction.
The school’s Head Boy, Adam Brown was awarded A*, A*, A and will read Law at the University of Cambridge.
“I cannot thank my teachers enough for all their help and support in reaching these grades. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without them. I really hope that over the next few years people will see me, a state school kid at the University of Cambridge, and realise that when you work hard the sky really is your limit, no matter what your background”.
Abdul Samad achieved AAB and will study Accounting at the LSE.
“It’s been an incredible 7 year journey here at Walthamstow Academy. The last 2 years were really tough, but with persistent hard work and endless support from the teachers here, I have managed to get into my dream University. My advice to any Sixth Form student would be to keep working hard over the 2 years and no matter how difficult things get, never give up”.
Yousra Haji, a member of the academy’s Junior Leadership Team, achieved ABC and will be studying Aerospace Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London.
“Being at this school for 7 years has made me realise how much time flies by. The hardest of these were my first 2 years, which were the most demanding. But in the end, the hard work has paid off. I am very happy. Getting into the university of my choice and doing the course I’ve always dreamt of doing has shown that hard work and dedication never fails. I thank all the teachers dearly who have helped me strive in my subjects and end up with a hopeful and bright future”.
Zaryab Khan achieved AAB and will also be studying Aerospace Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London.
“I want to give credit to my teachers and peers for the continuous support they have given me. The last two years have been hard work but it has paid off. I feel proud that I have a place at the university I wanted to go to, studying the subject I always wanted to study. I am on track to be the person I have always envisaged myself to be”.
Nimra Pervaiz achieved Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction and will be undertaking Nursing Studies at Kings College, University of London.
“Coming to Walthamstow Academy’s Sixth Form has really helped me be where I want to be now. The support system available at this school and the belief my teachers and other staff members had in me pushed me to be the best version of myself.”
Congratulating the students, Emma Skae, Principal of Walthamstow Academy, said:
“It is always a delight to see our Sixth Formers celebrating their success when they receive their A Level results. Many of them have been with us since Year 7 and it is a genuine joy to watch them grow into mature, friendly, ambitious young men and women. Likewise it is always a pleasure to see those who join us in Year 12 quickly establish themselves and achieve great success.
“We are a close-knit community at Walthamstow Academy and this is clearly shown in the respect that our staff and students give each other. As teachers it is hugely pleasing to see those we have taught achieve their potential and I would like to congratulate all my staff for the role they play in helping our Sixth Formers thrive.”