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Class of 2019 achieve A level success across the borough

Students across Tower Hamlets have achieved great success in their A levels this year

Nearly three quarters of students gained A*-C grade in their A levels and,  in Tower Hamlets 98.9% of students entered for A Levels achieved at least 1 A*-E grade, an increase of 0.3% points from 2018.

Mayor John Biggs met students at Sir John Cass school in Limehouse and said: “I congratulate the students who have achieved great results across the borough and the staff at schools who have supported them.”

At Sir John Cass School in Limehouse, all sixth form students who wanted to go to university achieved their aim and have been offered places.

A level High Achievers

Zak Muhid met Mayor John Biggs as he received his A level results, of three A star grades in History Psychology and English Literature.  Zak said :”I feel relieved because the hard work has paid off. It hasn’t really sunk in yet but I know want to read Psychology at University College London. The commitment of the school really helped me engage with the subjects. Teachers saw me as an individual not just a student they respected me and we respected them back.”

Adrian Lewis achieved three A grades in Media studies, Maths and Economics and will be reviewing his University choice after doing better than he anticipated.

Adrian said :“I’m shocked but very proud of myself. The school provided all I needed to do well and helped me take advantage of all the chances that I got.”

Students also received their BTEC results and at Sir John Cass achieved their goals.

Level 3 vocational qualifications achievement

Overall achievement in Level 3 vocational qualifications has improved, with 98.3% of entries are at all Passes and above. This is an increase of 0.9% points from 2018

Neisha Williams took her BTEC Health and Social Care Level 3 vocational qualification and achieved a D* (Distinction star) and two other distinction grades. She will now go onto to study for an Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care Level 5.

Neisha said : “I’m happy I got my results and I want to say a thank you to the school for helping me to be the best that I could be. I thank the teachers for supporting me and pushing me.”

Councillor Danny Hassell, Cabinet Member for Children Schools and Young people said: “These results show the talent in our borough. This is a real achievement and whatever direction the students take I wish them all the best.  I salute the hard work and commitment of them and their teachers and support staff across Tower Hamlets.”