Second Year of Excellent GCSE Results at The Academy

The UCL Academy is today celebrating its second set of GCSE results, marked by a number of outstanding performances by its students. Students achieved above national average results in a range of subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, and Engineering and are now looking forward to continuing their studies into the 6th form.

Four of the standout individual performances from Academy students are:


Jacques Foex, who is celebrating an outstanding set of results with seven 9s, one 8 and an A* in a range of subjects, including Engineering. His family are all really proud and Jacques is looking forward to starting his A Levels at the Academy in September. “Many thanks to my enthusiastic and engaging teachers for their incredible support,” he says.



Ema Hoxha, who thanked teachers for “their support and all of the extra revision sessions that they held for students,” after achieving five 9s, three 8s and one A* in subjects including Music.




Safi Abdirahman was delighted to have achieved top grades in a range of subjects including Science, English and Mandarin. She thanked her teachers for teaching her to revise efficiently and effectively. “I felt less stressed during the exam period and more prepared.”



Alyssa Chan achieved excellent results, with four 9s, two 8s and three 7s in a range of subjects, including all three sciences, and is now looking forward to continuing her study of STEM subjects at A Level. “All of the teachers go out of their way to facilitate the best learning,” said Alyssa.


Robin Street, Co-Principal of The UCL Academy said: “We are delighted with the results our students have achieved in this year’s GCSEs, which reflect the hard work of both students and staff. Ever since the Academy opened in 2012, we shared an ambition with our sponsor to deliver an education that challenged and developed our students, and inspired them to achieve excellence. I believe these results help to demonstrate that our students are thriving in this uniquely challenging and supportive environment to deliver their best.”

Professor Anthony Smith, UCL Vice Provost (Education and Student Affairs), said: “We congratulate all of the Academy GCSE students for their hard work and the results they have achieved today. I believe that the sponsorship of the Academy by UCL, one of the world’s leading universities, provides students with a unique experience that they have benefited from in their school career. This is a fantastic day for them, and we look forward to their further future success.”

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