A-level results 2019: Highbury Grove students celebrate as strong results propel them to ‘next chapter’
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The principal of Highbury Grove has hailed the consistent academic success of her students, as 97 per cent passed their A-levels and 67pc of kids got A* to C.
Aimee Lyall, who runs the secondary school academy in Highbury Grove, said this cohort has "worked really hard" to achieve their results, with more than a third earning grades A* to B.
But the principal is already looking to the future, as a new school building due for completion by September means they can increase their intake and, hopefully, continue to excel.
Ms Lyall told the Gazette: "The sixth form has been successful for a number of years and will continue to be.
"We have a new building opening up in September, so we intend to grow and continue to build on our success.
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"A number of students are the first generation in their family going to university, so the support we can offer in terms of [helping] them with their applications is really important."
Shania Rankin, 18, celebrated her A*, A and B grades this morning, as she's secured a place at her first choice University of Birmingham to study geography.
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"I'm so happy and excited," she told the Gazette. "I was stressing about it all summer but it has worked out. I've been [at the school] since Year 7, so I feel I've been here a long time and have grown and I'm ready for the next chapter."
Deniz Ozturk, 19, who bagged an A and two Bs, cried with joy when she opened her results and realised she'd secured a place at her first choice City, University of London to study psychology.
She told the Gazette: "I really didn't expect it at all but my teachers told me I could do it. The teachers here are really supportive and helpful. Seeing the paper, I started crying and my mum started crying as well."
Carrie Lewis, 18, got A*s in maths and further maths and a B in physics, meaning she's off to study maths at Durham University.
Mila Fairhurst, 18, got two Cs and a D and is going to study international relations at Lincoln University. She's been inspired to pursue a carer in youth justice after taking a sociology A-level.
But Elle Tyler, also 18, was left frustrated when she arrived at school expecting her art and design BTEC grade, only to find out that results won't be published for a few days.
Last year, 98pc of the school's students passed their A-levels, with 80pc getting A* to C grades.