Students at The Albion Academy are celebrating today following the awarding of their GCSE grades.
This year, as with A Levels, GCSEs were awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. As part of this assessment process, students at The Albion Academy sat in-class exams and completed coursework.
This morning was an excellent opportunity to congratulate students for their hard work and perseverance, particularly in the face of disruption caused by the pandemic.
Standout individual successes at the school include:
- Laila Al-Terawi who was awarded seven Grade 9s, one Grade 8 and a Distinction*. Laila was Head Girl at the academy, having joined in Year 9. A role model to younger students, Laila will now be taking up a place for Sixth Form at Loretto College;
- Sumaiya Kalam who was awarded six Grade 9s, one Grade 8 and one Grade 7. Sumaiya is heading to Loretto College where she hopes to achieve the qualifications needed to enter the medical profession;
- Cody Moran who was awarded three Grade 8s, three Grade 7s and one Grade 6 and will be going to Pendleton College. Cody has represented the academy on numerous occasions both in the CCF and as a Student Leader. He hopes to become an engineer;
- Sabina Jandova who was awarded three Grade 7s, four Grade 5s and one Grade 4 and will progressing to Future Skills;
- Muhammad Hadd Gill Bibi was awarded three Grade 9s, three Grade 8s, and one Grade 7 and will be taking up a place at Xaverian College to study Chemistry, Spanish and English Literature. During his time at The Albion, Haad has been a regular representative of the Student Leadership Team.
Congratulating the students on their qualifications, Jason Roberts, Principal at The Albion Academy said:
“We are very proud of all of our students who are celebrating their qualifications today. They have all worked very hard and deserve the opportunities that their GCSEs will present to them as they continue in their studies.
“GCSEs are the first stepping stone to successful careers and I am so pleased that our students will now be progressing to A Levels and equivalents which will open the doors of universities to them in two years’ time.
“It’s been a particularly challenging 18 months due to Covid and both staff and students at The Albion deserve huge thanks and congratulations for their resilience and determination during this time.”