Search

City and Islington College pupils post best-ever A-Level scores

13:27 16 August 2012

File photo dated 11/06/08 of pupils sitting an exam. England

File photo dated 11/06/08 of pupils sitting an exam. England's exam regulator Ofqual has launched an official inquiry into blunders in this summer's GCSE and A-level papers that affected up to 100,000 students.

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Students at City and Islington College received good news today as they posted the best-ever A-Level results in the centre’s history.

Sixth formers scored a stunning 99.1 per cent overall pass rate – with 73 per cent A* to C grades – while dozens of subjects reached 100 per cent passes.

The director of the college’s sixth form hailed pupils’ success, saying they have “done themselves proud”.

Petar Lekarski, 18, who secured a law place at Cambridge with A*, A and B grades in Economics, English and History, said: “I was supposed to get an A* and two As but they let me in anyway. I was in complete disbelief and it’s not quite sunk in yet, but I’m over the moon.

“It’s the best morning of my life so far. I was so worried and it’s just a big relief. I woke up my whole family screaming the house down after I checked the UCAS website.”

Ibrahim Ahmed, 18, of Old Street, Finsbury, who achieved two A*s in Physics and Chemistry and A in Biology, said: “I did better than I expected. When I opened the envelope I could not believe it, I was in a state of shock and I was shaking.

“I’m feeling really happy now. I’m taking a gap year, but it means I can apply to where I want. I’m hoping to go to Cambridge to study natural sciences.”

Keren Abse, director of City and Islington College’s Sixth Form College, which is in Goswell Road, Finsbury, said “I am really pleased with another excellent year of results, our best year yet. With an overall pass rate of 99.1 per cent and with a considerable number of students who have gained top grades, our students have done themselves proud.

“The results are a tribute to the hard work of our students and their teachers and I am extremely pleased that so many students have got their first choice of university place.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

09:47
An image of one of the spectacular apartments - which are on sale for up to £3.2million

A topping out ceremony took place at the windswept peak of a 31-storey block in Finsbury’s “mini-manhattan”.

Yesterday, 18:05
Firefighters went on strike at 6pm today.

Firefighters in Islington have gone on strike as part of a long-running dispute with the government over pension reforms.

Yesterday, 17:41
Robert Pattinson. Credit: Press Association.

A casting company is on the hunt for a youngster to star alongside Hollywood superstar Robert Pattinson in a new film.

Yesterday, 17:10
It sold for £275,000 (Picture: Zoopla)

A tiny Barnsbury home dubbed “Britain’s smallest house” has sold for more than £275,000 after attracting global media coverage.

Most read news

The billionaire businessman is joining his team in the Mojave desert.

“Space is hard and today was a tough day.”

One pilot is dead and another seriously injured after the craft exploded over the Mojave desert.

One pilot has died and another is seriously injured after a rocket belonging to billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism venture crashed during a test flight. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket came down in the Mojave Desert in California. An eyewitness reported that the craft exploded in flight after ignition. A Virgin Galactic spokesman said the […]

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition