A-level results day 2017: Three students gain Oxbridge places
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Students at Alperton Community School achieved record A-level results with THREE pupils accepted into Oxbridge.
Students at Alperton Community School achieved record A-level results with THREE pupils accepted into Oxbridge. Shahir Ahmad and James Simkins will be starting new adventures in Cambridge whilst Omaima Ali, from Alperton, will be heading to Oxford University. Omaima achieved straight A*’s and will be studying medicine at university. “My mum is so happy! It wasn’t a dream to go there but I decided to apply and I’m so surprised at my results. Omaima who studied A-levels in biology, chemistry, and maths has aspirations to become a doctor.
Meanwhile James, who lives in Willesden, is looking forward to his new career path where he will study chemical engineering at Cambridge. “I defintiely want to get into the manufacturing industry I think, but I will see where it goes!” Shahir will be studying natural sciences.
Sixty A* and A grades were awarded to students across the school, as pupils studying maths, chemistry, and biology all excelled. 90% of the sociology students achieved between an A* and a B.
Jai Patel, from Wembley, cannot wait to get started in Bristol after getting an A* and two A’s enabling him to study dentistry. “My sister goes to Bristol University and I’ve been there before and it’s such a nice city. I’m expecting a lot of work and a lot of adventures.”
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Headteacher Gerard McKenna and head of sixth form Sobia Zaraat praised the commitment of the students and said the results speak for themselves.
“We encourage students to try and go to uni and we find they want to do it for themselves. They make their own decisions and we know they haven’t got these results by accident,” said Mr McKenna.
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“I believe we achieved excellent outcomes because we aspire to provide every student with an outstanding education within a supportive, vibrant and stimulating learning environment,” he continued.
“We try and prepare them as much as possible when applying for uni with mock interviews and allow them to get the confidence to be successful, which they have been,” added Ms Zaraat.