Students set to take up places at universities across the country
Walthamstow Academy is today celebrating a brilliant set of A Level results – the school’s best ever.
In terms of university applications, an impressive 41% of all results achieved are vitally important A*s and As – a huge 20 percentage point leap on last year’s results.
Furthermore, 17.5% of pure A Level entries were also graded in the A* and A bands, a rise of more than five percentage points on last summer’s results; excitingly, this includes a similar rise in the top A* grades awarded.
Cementing the widespread improvements at the academy, the proportion of pure A Level entries gaining A* to C grades climbed to 66%, up from 58% in 2013.
Emma Skae, Principal of Walthamstow Academy, said:
'I am really thrilled with this set of results, the best the academy has had so far. I know that our students have worked incredibly hard to achieve these outcomes and, as a result, move on to the next step in their lives, achieving great things. I would also like to thank our staff, who all work so hard to support our students to achieve their very best.'
Mirroring Walthamstow Academy’s success as a school, a number of students performed particularly strongly, including:
- Fatima Ojeerally achieved 2 A*s in English and Sociology and an A in French: she is going to study Sociology and Criminology at the University of Surrey. Upon receiving her results, Fatima said, 'I’m really happy with the results I’ve achieved – all the hard work has paid off! I feel proud to have been part of the Walthamstow Academy community, which does bring out the best in everyone, particularly because the teachers are always available to help us and dedicate extra time to students when they need help.'
- Krystian Szczur achieved 2 As in Economics and Psychology and a B in ICT and has secured a place at the University of Sussex to study Computer Science.
- Amber Murray, the Head Girl, cried as she opened her results (a B in Biology and a Double Distinction Star in BTEC Sport), exclaiming, “I’m so relieved and so happy – I’m actually able to do what I want to do in my career. I’ve been dreaming about a degree in Physiotherapy since Year 10 and now it’s actually happening!” Amber will head to Coventry University in September.
- Alex Chrisostomou achieved an A in English and 2 Bs in Psychology and Religious Studies.