Students celebrate their A Level & BTEC successes as they secure wonderful destinations

Thursday 13 August 2020

In this uniquely challenging year, we are very proud of our students and are delighted to be celebrating their individual achievements. Their results are the culmination of many years of hard work and study and our students deserve our full praise for all they have achieved.

Our joint head girls Beheshta Harghandiwal and Joanna Hoxa are a testament to this commitment.

Beheshta had four interviews at Oxford before finally securing her place at Magdalen College, Oxford to study medicine is celebrating her A*A*A* in Chemistry, Biology and Sociology. “I have had so many emotions through lockdown. I didn’t always have self belief but with the continuous support of my teachers and particularly good routines and habits everything I have dreamed of has come true.”


Equally ecstatic was Joanna Hoxa who with A*A*A in French, History and English Literature will be studying European Social and Political Studies at UCL. She is really excited about her year abroad in France and puts her success down to really excellent teaching and taking every single exam in school seriously. She also says the highlight of her school career was taking the lead role in High School Musical! Joanna will also receive a scholarship from Marshall Wace for £9,000.

Three close friends together, Alexandra Bazavan, Joanne and Dema Abduljabbar. Alex achieved AAB grades and is off to Kings College London to study Biochemistry and Dema A*BB will attend St George’s to study Bio Medical Science. Both are really excited to have secured their first choice places. They all agreed that the last four months have been very scary.

Aala Hassan, achieved a fantastic A*A*A to study Human, Social and Political Sciences at Trinity Hall Cambridge. Aala grew up in the Sudan and was exposed to conflict and corruption and this is where her interest in international politics stems from. In Year 12 and 13 she took part in Ark’s Schools Project Oxbridge. Aala threw herself into the programme and all the opportunities it had to offer enabling her to make a very confident application.


The outcomes for BTEC Applied Science and Business have been really strong and we are really proud of the excellent places and course secured by our applied students.


Parbes Ahmed attained D*D*D in applied science (equivalent to three A’s at A Level) is really pleased he chose this course for its emphasis on practical skills in science. He has always wanted to be a paramedic and will fulfil that dream when he starts the degree course at Surrey University. Alyssa Sorzano also achieved D*D*D applied science and has a place at Queen Mary to study engineering.


Fabulous trio of Plamedie Mushet AAB (left) Plamedie has a place at Warwick to study Law, Wasira Muhudin A*A*A (centre) is going to Bristol to study Politics and International Studies supported by a fantastic Reuben Bursary of £23,000. Sucdi Nuur A*AAA (right) will study Natural Sciences at UCL, also supported by a Marshall Wace Scholarship of £9,000. Wasira will be joined in Bristol by Mahro Basheer, AAA in English, Politics and RE (also in receipt of a fantastic Reuben Scholarship) and will study the same course.


The Principal, Mrs Smith said “Despite the challenges facing all of our students because of the pandemic and the heightened pressure placed on schools, due to the grading system, we are delighted to celebrate their many successes and hard work. The high expectations we have for all our students has supported them to achieve their goals of going to university or into a career of their choice. I also cannot praise our teachers highly enough. Our students universally confirm that they owe so much to the high quality of teaching and the care of our staff.”