There were celebrations at The Hurlingham Academy this morning as GCSE qualifications were awarded, representing another excellent year across the school.
This year, GCSEs were also awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. As part of this assessment process, students at Hurlingham sat moderated examinations and completed a variety of coursework to demonstrate the progress they had made.
Students and staff gathered at the school to mark the important occasion, with the GCSE qualifications reflecting five years of hard work for the young people. This comes after another particularly challenging year for everyone as a result of the pandemic.
Today, those celebrating particular individual successes included:
- Hannah Ciftci, who was awarded six of the top Grade 9s, one Grade 8 and three Grade 7s;
- Teja Pierre, who was awarded five Grade 9s, three Grade 8s and one Grade 7;
- Jaxon Davis, who was awarded four Grade 9s, four Grade 8s and two Grade 7s;
- Elena Vasilyeva, who was awarded four Grade 9s, four Grade 8s and one Grade 7;
- Theo Prade, who was awarded four Grade 9s, two Grade 8s and three Grade 7s;
- Kani Maulud, who was awarded three Grade 9s, five Grade 8s and two Grade 7s;
- Erika Duskinova, who was awarded three Grade 9s, five Grade 8s and one Grade 7.
With their grades now awarded, students are preparing to begin their A Level studies at Sixth Forms and Colleges across London – with a number of them heading to Hurlingham’s sister school, Lambeth Academy. Lambeth enjoyed its own Sixth Form successes earlier this week with students securing university offers for the most prestigious Oxbridge and Russell Group institutions.
Leon Wilson, Executive Principal of The Hurlingham Academy, said of the day’s celebrations:
“I want to congratulate all our students who are celebrating their GCSE grades today. We are extremely proud of the ways in which they adapted to the challenges of home and blended learning and maintained such focus and determination in their studies over what was a particularly challenging 18 months. Their resilience, determination and ambition has been remarkable despite the uncertainty and disruption that Covid-19 has caused.
“They can each feel immense pride in what they have achieved, knowing that their hard work has been worthwhile and that they can move on successfully to the next chapter of their lives. For an increasing number of our students, this will mean joining the Sixth Form at our sister school, Lambeth Academy, which this week has celebrated some notable successes at A Level and university entrance.”