Sixth Form students at Walthamstow Academy are celebrating their hard work today after securing places at some of the UK’s top universities.
This year, A Levels were awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. At the academy, over 50% of the university places secured by Year 13 students are at Russell Group institutions.
Among those celebrating today are:
- Curtis Watson who has been awarded a place at the University of St. Andrews to study Computer Science;
- Aisha Mukadam who has been awarded a place at University College London to study Medicine;
- Ivy Walker who has been awarded a place at King’s College London to study International Relations;
- Honor Byrne who has been awarded a place at the University of Nottingham to study History and German;
- Ana Maria Cojan who has been awarded a place at the University of Nottingham to study Politics and International Relations;
- Rio Aroun-Maxwell, who has secured a degree apprenticeship at Arup in Software Development.
Commenting on the support he received from the academy, Curtis Watson said:
“‘I want to say a massive thank you to my teachers who consistently went above and beyond to support me both educationally and pastorally. I always knew that whatever I was going through that there would be someone there for me.”
Aisha Mukadam added:
“I have always dreamed of going into Medicine, and now for it to finally be confirmed is amazing. I definitely would not have been able to achieve this without the help and support from the wonderful Walthamstow Academy staff. I have been here since Year 7 and have really benefitted from all they have to offer. I feel like the teachers went out of their way to make everyone comfortable and confident in their subjects, as well as in general school life.”
Congratulating the students on their success, Emma Skae, Principal at Walthamstow Academy, said:
“I am incredibly proud of every single one of our Sixth Form students. They have all worked so hard over the past two years and we have seen how determined they have been to show what they are capable of. In the face of any obstacles, they have continued to show inspiring dedication to their studies and remained determined to achieve their absolute best, which is reflected in their success today. It is particularly fantastic to see our students pursue such a breadth of subjects at university, including Medicine, History, Politics and Computing. We wish them all every success as they move on to the next stages of their education and lives.”