Congratulations to all our A Level students, after another unique year.
Students’ resilience and determination over the last year is once again reflected in the excellent results across all subjects. The Academy is intensely proud of this year’s magnificent graduates and celebrates what has unarguably been a testing 2 years for students, teachers and parents alike.
Year on year, many of our students gain places at Russell Group universities, but this year, we are particularly proud to have a record number of our students continuing their studies at our sponsor university, UCL.
Huge congratulations to all those who have achieved their goals, our students will always be part of the UCL Academy family and we very much look forward to seeing where your hard work and commitment takes you in the future.
Robin Street and Simon McBride Co-Principals of the Academy said “Days like today must always be about celebrating and recognising the commitment, positivity and successes of individual students. We are, as always, absolutely delighted that so many of our students have confirmed places on their chosen university courses. Ensuring that every student receives the recognition they each deserve remains our absolute priority. Seeing our students celebrate each other’s successes as much as their own was particularly special. Hearing from students that they would be back soon to visit and would keep in touch with staff here, is testament to the wonderful relationships they have built and the community values of the Academy. We bid them a fond farewell as they move on, we know that these students will go on to achieve huge success, academically, socially and professionally”.
Some of the stand-out individual performances:
Vladut Iacob, the Academy’s very own Head Boy achieved a superb set of results; A*s in Mathematics and Physics and an A in Art. He is now looking forward to taking up his place at UCL to study Architecture. Vladut said being Head Boy taught him the skills he needed to balance his academic and personal life, as well as allowing him to represent and help other students along the way. Most importantly, he said “the last 2 years were the most meaningful of my life so far”.
Riana Rahman (Head Girl) – After achieving an A* in Art, Riana has secured a place at Central St Martins to study for a Foundation degree in Art & Design, after which she will specialise in her chosen field. Riana joined the Academy in Year 7 and spoke about the real and tangible sense of community at the Academy. In her words, “it propelled me to be a better person and student”.
Patrick Wol-Carty has been a student at the Academy since Year 7. He achieved a wonderful set of results; 1 A* in Geography and 2 As in History and Politics. Patrick said “stand out elements of studying at the Academy have been the amazing pastoral support and the familial like environment”. Patrick has secured a place at Oxford University to study Law.
Tasnima Rahim – With 2 A*s in History and Biology and an A in Chemistry, Tasnima has secured her place to study Archaeology at UCL. She spoke emphatically about the quality of education at the Academy, specifically the mentoring system and the teaching staff in the Biology department.
Ryan McEvoy – With 3 A*s in Maths, Further Mathematics and Music Technology, Ryan is one of our many students continuing their studies at UCL, in his case, Mathematics. Ryan thanked all departments he studied under, saying “the dynamic between teachers and students was amazing” and allowed him to achieve the best possible results.
Isman Nageye – Also a student at the academy since Year 7, Isman is thrilled to have secured a place to study Medicine at Southampton. Isman was awarded 2 A*s in Chemistry and Mathematics and an A in Biology. He found the working environment at the Academy to be pivotal to his success, specifically the helpfulness of staff and the superstudios in which he spent many hours.
Carine Rassam has also been a student at the Academy since Year 7. Having achieved 2 A*s in Biology and Chemistry and a D1 in Mandarin, she is one of the Academys’ highest achievers. Carine spoke about the importance of the teaching at the Academy, saying it “ensured she expanded her knowledge beyond the curriculum”, allowing her to fall in love with her subjects and study on a higher level.
Heidi Malaj – One of our Critchley Scholars excelled in her 3 chosen subjects, achieving A*s in English and Geography and an A in History. Heidi is another one of our high achieving students whose journey began at the Academy in Year 7. She is also one of the many students going on to study at UCL (Law). Heidi attributes her success to hard work on her part, but strongly believes the diversity of the curriculum at the Academy is what allowed her to extend her learning and attain her ultimate goals.