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Award offers boost for students Students can take advantage of the Mayor’s Higher Education Award to help ease the cost of university. There are 400 grants available, each of £1,500 – to find out more visit... www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/higher Continued success “We are very pleased with this year's results. They show improvement, building on the success of recent years.” raine’s head teacher john bradshaw A Levels Cllr Gulam Robbani and Mayor Lutfur Rahman with one of the students at Cambridge Heath Sixth Form Nazmun Ali and Greta Valiukaite check their results Smiles all round as results revealed Making a mark THIS year’s A Level students at Bishop Challoner Sixth Form in Stepney attained the school’s highest ever results, with almost a third of all grades at A* and A. Fatoumata Barry achieved two A*s and two A grades and has an offer to read biomedicine at Sheffield. Aswad Martin, who gained an A and two Bs, is going on to read mathematics at Surrey while Connor Philp (two As, one B) will study English literature at Warwick. Another successful student was Karolina Dastikaite with an A*, A and B who will be going on to study art. Executive principal Jackie Johnson said: “These results are a reflection of two years of hard work and perseverance from our students and the unflinching support and inspiration of our staff and leadership team.” WE URGENTLY REQUIRE PROPERTIES ACROSS LONDON LANDLORDS LET US TAKE THE HASSLE OUT OF RENTING OR SELLING YOUR PROPERTY FREE property valuation find out how much your property is worth. RECOMMEND A L ANDLORD AND RECEIVE UP TO £500 CASH* We offer: 0% Commission Guaranteed Rent FREE Management No Void Period Complete Peace of Mind Regular Inspections Professional Reliable Service FREE: EPC, Gas Certificate & Inventory EMAIL: docklands@hunterandbloomfield.com www.hunterandbloomfield.com Tel: 0207 538 0707 *T’s & C’s apply BY SHALINA HUSSAIN AT Cambridge Heath Sixth Form in Bethnal Green, 45 per cent of students achieved A*-B grades – an increase of more than ten per cent from last year – and 99 per cent of students achieved A*-E grades. The sixth form is a partnership of three schools – Morpeth, Oaklands and Swanlea – and students were all smiles as they got their hands on results slips. Months of hard work and dedication paid off with many securing their first choice of university. Iftikhar Latif, 18, (pictured) gained two A*s and one A in economics, sociology and history and will be heading off to Oxford to read law. Iftikhar was given more good news on the day, as one of the lucky recipients of the Lloyds Scholar Bursary, giving him a £1,500 cash boost to h e lp w i t h t h e c o s t o f university life. Barak Chowdhury, 19, decided to opt out of traditional A Levels when he was left disappointed with his AS results. Instead the head boy at Swanlea School, Whitechapel chose to do a BTEC in business studies and last week Barak celebrated the equivalent of three A*s gaining 18 distinctions. “Doing a BTEC was the best choice I made and suited my style of learning. With my results I am hoping to go to Manchester University to do marketing,” he said. Suraya Mia, 18, is one step closer to achieving her ambition of becoming a doctor as the Oaklands student got the grades she needed to read medicine at St George’s, University of London. “I am so happy! This has been my dream to study medicine and I am not put off by what lies ahead. I can’t wait to start,” she said. Over at Bethnal Green Academy students achieved a 98.4 per cent pass rate, their best ever. Cllr Gulam Robbani, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “We have worked hard in recent years to make sure the successes seen at GCSE carry through to A Level. “I’m delighted to see everyone’s hard work is paying off and offer my sincere congratulations to all our sixth form students.” Cambridge calling for A* students TWO students from Raine’s Foundation School in Bethnal Green are on their way to Cambridge University, after each achieving four A* grades in their A Level exams. Joel Adams gained top g r a d e s i n maths, further maths, economics and psychology, securing a place to study mathematics. And Lana Crowe (pictured right with Joel) secured her A*s in English literature, philosophy, history, extended project and an A in biology to gain a place to study English. Other Raine’s students are heading to university. Brandon Fletcher-James is going to Durham to study theology and philosophy while Lana to has a place at Sussex to study sociology. Harry Boran, who got three As, is taking a year off to get work experience before applying to study veterinary science. Raine’s head teacher John Bradshaw said: “We are very pleased with this year's A Level results. They show further improvement, building on the success of recent years. “This years A*-B A2 pass rate was 48 per cent. These results are due to the hard work of our pupils, the commitment of our staff and the support from family and friends.” 18 – 24 AUGUST 2014 N E W S F R O M TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY 3


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