A-levels students at New City College are celebrating today after getting top results in their exams and for two students in particular, in securing places to study at Cambridge University.
High achieving students Mariambibi Haji from Hackney and Marianne Johnson from Enfield, achieved perfect grades of A*, A* and A in A-level classical civilisation, English literature and religious studies and both have been accepted to study English Literature at Clare College in Cambridge.
And, in a year when significant changes have been made to A-levels and concerns raised about how student's would handle the changes to some subjects affected, New City College A-level students continued their high academic performance delivering an 92% success rate at the Tower Hamlets campus and 90% at the Hackney campus.
Tower Hamlets students also delivered a 100% success rate in ten subjects including in business, economics, further maths, sociology, Italian and politics and Hackney based students 100% in six A-level subjects including law, business, further maths, media, psychology and religious studies.
Gerry McDonald, New City College CEO and Group Principal, said:
Well done to all our students today who have worked hard to achieve these fantastic results. In a year when changes have been made to some of the popular A-level subjects, once again the college has shown that our students are well supported and continue to do very well.
"It demonstrates the hard work and dedication of our students towards their studies and that of our teachers in continually helping their students achieve the high grades they need to secure good university places."
There was also high achievement in the popular sociology A-level in particular, where over 60% of the students achieved a high grade at A*, A and B and in law, where 80% of the students achieved a high grade.
Outstanding individual achievements by students included:
Muhammad Shamin Ahmed, who achieved two A grades in religious studies and sociology and a B grade in psychology and is planning to go onto Kings College London to study psychology.
Jahed Minar, who achieved an A* in sociology and a B in history and hopes to go to either UCL or Queen Mary University to study history.
Ikram Quratulaen, who achieved an A* in maths, A in Italian and two C grades in physics and further maths and is planning to progress onto university.
Akin Zelal, who achieved A* in sociology, B in maths and a C in English literature and is planning to go onto City University.
Mohamed Omar Mukhtar who achieved two A grades in English language and literature and information and communication technology and a B in history and is planning to go onto Queen Mary University to study computer science.
Forhad Rahman who achieved three B grades in economics, English language and literature and history and is progressing to Queen Mary University to study history.
Nikola Trojana, who achieved three B grades in maths, Russian and sociology and is planning to go to university.
Samira Choudhury who achieved grades A in sociology, B in psychology and a C in English language and literature and is progressing to Greenwich University to study psychology.
Syeda Kaynath, from Stepney, who achieved two As in law and religious studies and a B in sociology and is progressing to SOAS University of London to study Law, along with classmate Fateha Rahman who achieved two As in law and religious studies and a C in English literature.
Monira Begum is progressing to Queen Mary's university to study politics and international relations with her two Bs in religious studies and English and a C in classical civilisation.