Islington students celebrate A Level results 2012
By JulieGK | Friday, August 17, 2012, 11:50
Students at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) have achieved a 99 per cent pass rate in their A-level results for the third year running.
Islington students celebrate their A Level achievements.
Some 67 per cent of exam entries were A*-C grades, while 41 per cent
were A*-B grades.
The consortium (IC6) is made up of students from Central Foundation Boys' School, Highbury Fields, St Aloysius College and
Highbury Grove schools. Each of the schools has individually achieved a 98 per
cent or higher pass rate.
At Central Foundation, there were a number of
individual success stories to celebrate alongside their overall 100 per cent
Sumit Paul gave up his own spare time throughout his school career
to mentor Year 11s in art and maths.
After achieving an A in maths, B in
physics and C in chemistry in his A-levels, he can now look forward to studying
mechanical engineering at his first choice, Loughborough University.
Sumit will be joined at Loughborough by fellow
student Bipul Deb, who achieved an A* in maths, an A in chemistry and a B in
biology and will study chemical engineering.
Shahdyad Khan will be heading to Bristol University
to study economics with his A-level results of A* in economics, B in history and
A* in maths.
At Highbury Grove School, Cyan Koay has secured a
place at Oxford University to read music after only taking up an instrument aged
13. She gained three A grades in maths, music and Spanish in her A-levels.
Daniel Luby similarly achieved three straight As in
government and politics, economics and English and will study philosophy at
Highbury Fields School were delighted to have
achieved a 100 per cent pass rate for the third year running. At St Aloysius,
Zak Erreg is celebrating after he achieved two As and a B in his A levels,
earning his place at Imperial College to study chemical engineering.
Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Catherine West,
congratulated students at Central Foundation Boys' School this morning.
said:"Congratulations to all Islington students and staff
who worked so hard to achieve these A-level results.
"We want all young people in Islington to have the
chance to fulfil their potential. Islington's Sixth Form Consortium, City and
Islington College and the borough's academy sixth form facilities are providing
excellent opportunities for school leavers, making sure they are well prepared
for higher education or to enter the world of work."
John O'Shea, Director of IC6, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be maintaining our
excellent results. We made a tremendous step forward two years ago and to repeat
this - and our 'oustanding' Ofsted judgement for a third year running - whilst
increasing our student numbers so significantly is an amazing achievement.
IC6's results demonstrate the hard work of our staff and the quality of our
St Mary Magdalene Academy in N7, recently celebrated
its examination results for sixth-form students studying the International
Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD). Their overall pass rate was 92 per cent, compared
to 78 per cent nationally for the IBD. Top student Daniel Bergicourt, achieved
an incredible 43 points out of a maximum of 45, the equivalent of five A* passes
Many young people who attended an Islington
secondary school go on to study A-levels at City and Islington College. This
year, the college had an overall pass rate of 99 per cent, with 73 per cent of
these entries marked at A*-C grade.
Islington's Information, Advice and Guidance team is
on hand to help students who want to discuss their next steps. The team's
personal advisers will be out and about in schools, colleges and youth centres,
to provide advice on college courses, apprenticeships, job opportunities, CV
writing and interview skills.
Details of sessions can be found at www.islington.gov.uk/connexions or by calling 020 7527 7031.