The Urswick School Sixth Form Academy students were celebrating this morning when collecting their A level results. The school community was in jubilant mood as students and staff celebrated A Level results with a 100% pass rate. 55% of Sixth Form students achieved top grades of A* to B an increase of 12% compared to last year. 77% of students achieved A*-C.

All students have been offered a place at university, for subjects ranging from Law and Business to Sociology, Engineering, English and Forensic Computing.

Lavinia Dos Santos Brandao, 18, achieved an A in Sociology, B in Psychology, B in English Literature and a C in AS History.

Minh Trinh, 18, was thrilled with his results. Minh achieved a hat trick of A grades in Maths, Physics and Chemistry : “I want to thank all my teachers for helping me through my journey.” Minh is going to the University of Manchester to study Electrical Engineering. He is one of a record number of Urswick students heading to a Russell Group University.

Rivaz Ahmed, 18, achieved a Double Distinction in BTEC Computing which is the equivalent of two A Levels. Rivaz also achieved grade Bs in Psychology and Sociology. Rivaz is going to Brunel University to study Computer Science,

Richard Brown, Executive Headteacher said: ‘we are all delighted that these young people have done so well and are heading to Universities of their choice. Urswick has a small Sixth Form and offers personalised teaching. This is resulting in an ever increasing number of top grades. The number of students achieving A* to B grades is up for the third consecutive year. This is testament to the hard work of the students and the dedication of our teachers.

Divine Okoroji joined The Urswick School in year 11 in December 2014 after completing his junior certificate in Ireland. Divine stayed on at the Urswick School Sixth Form Academy and has achieved a Distinction* in BTEC Art and Design alongside an A in A Level Art and C in A level Psychology. “I have achieved more than I could have imagined, all thanks to the teachers who have helped me. The support I have received from this school will not be forgotten and I am truly thankful.” Divine is going to Brunel University to study Industrial and Technology Design.

Olga Arslan achieved 3 As in Psychology, English Literature and Sociology. Olga has secured a place at LSE studying Sociology “I am so excited to be going to LSE with 3 As, I’d like to thank all my teachers that have helped me, I’m now one step closer to my dream of become a Human Rights Lawyer.” Olga was one of a group of students who were inspired by meeting the first female Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally.

Jesse Musenge, who is going to be studying Law at City University said “I am so happy, I can relax now because I got into the university that I want and I don’t have to go through clearing.”


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