Another Strong Set of A Level Results Celebrated at The UCL Academy
The UCL Academy is celebrating another strong set of A Level results from their largest ever cohort of Sixth Form students. In the first year that students who started at the Academy in Foundation (Year 7) finished their A Levels, the Academy is thrilled and proud to see so many students going on to study at many of the country’s most prestigious universities.
Robin Street, Co-Principal, said that “A Level results day is always a special day for the Academy as we celebrate and support our students who have worked so hard and see them head off to so many great universities”. On behalf of the Academy’s Sponsor, UCL and Governing Body, the Academy’s Chair of Governors, Professor Lucie Green also congratulated all staff and students on the excellent results and wished them all the very best of luck for their next steps, future studies and careers.
Five of the stand-out individual performances from Academy students include:
Paulina Gordina is heading to Imperial College London to study Chemical Engineering after achieving an amazing set of results; one A* and three As. Paulina had found studying outside of her direct curriculum areas hugely helpful to her studies and thanked the Academy’s teaching staff for supporting her with this.
Sabirin Abdirahman, the Academy’s very own Head Girl, is thrilled to have achieved three As and to be heading to Kings College London to study Medicine. Sabirin thanked all of the teachers for “going the extra mile” throughout her time at the Academy. She also thanked her incredible cohort of students who she was proud to represent and support.
With one A* and two As, Imran Sheikh is excited and proud to be taking up his place at Southampton University to study Medicine. He thanked the Academy’s teaching staff for all of the support and extra revision sessions that they provided adding that the “STEM tutors truly went above and beyond to provide amazing subject specific support”.
Having achieved one A* and two As, Bengisu Loveridge Ozturk is looking forward to starting her Politics and Sociology degree at Bristol University. Bengisu said that it was her strong relationships with Academy teachers and their amazing support that encouraged her to stay at the Academy to take her A Levels.
With a passion for aeronautical science, Harry Softley-Graham is planning to study Mechanical Engineering at University College London. He praised the Academy’s amazing Engineering department for their “professionalism, support and fantastic facilities”. He was also thankful for the Academy’s UCL links which gave him fantastic opportunities to attend lectures at UCL and expand his knowledge and experiences beyond his immediate studies.
Of particular note is the Academy’s Maths teaching team and students. Nearly 50% of students achieved an A or A* in maths this year, in what was the Academy’s largest subject cohort.
All images by Kirsten Holst