Paddington Academy’s Sixth Form has seen another ambitious cohort of students graduate – with university places secured on some of the UK’s most competitive courses.
This will see Year 13 students take their next steps to becoming the doctors, engineers and physicists of the future as they head off to an array of top Russell Group universities after receiving their A Level grades.
This year, A Levels were awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. At Paddington Academy, students sat in-class exams and completed coursework as part of this rigorous assessment process.
The Year 13s celebrating today included:
- Alanis Dos Santos, who will be heading to University College London to study Astrophysics;
- Rassim Lagha, who will be taking up a place at the University of Bristol to study Aerospace Engineering;
- Riyad Zaini, who will be studying Medicine at Imperial College London;
- Hamda Abdi and Hajar Kharbach, who will both be joining University College London to study Economics;
- Georgia Summers and Daequan Joseph-Fullick, who are also both off to University College London to study Media;
- Omar Bensoula, who will be taking up a place at Imperial College London to study Physics;
- Fuad Mohamed, who will also be heading to Imperial College London but to study Civil Engineering;
- Shahad Wadi and Naahid Khanum, who will both be joining Queen Mary University of London to study Business with Law and Politics and Sociology respectively;
- Liam Francis, who has a place at the University of Bath to study Robotics Engineering;
- Tony Voyatzis, who will be studying Philosophy at King’s College London;
- Hajar Lamrani, who will also be taking up a place at King’s College London, but to study Geography.
Peter Jones, Principal of Paddington Academy, said:
“Our Year 13s have been a fantastic group of students who have demonstrated incredible resilience, work ethic and ambition throughout their time with us – and especially during what has been a particularly difficult 18 months for everyone.
“As a Head, it is always a significant moment to see students’ pride and excitement as they receive their confirmed university places and know that their hard work over several years has paid off. Many of these young people have been with us for seven years now so it is gratifying to wish them well as they head off to university and begin their adult lives.
“In congratulating students, however, I also want to give credit to our staff, whose enthusiasm, encouragement and time for students has been boundless. We always seek to give our Sixth Formers the tailored advice and experiences they need to excel as individuals and the impact of this is clearly reflected in the quality and breadth of courses they are moving onto this year.”