Hammersmith Academy celebrates continued Oxbridge and A-Level success

15 Aug 2019
A-Level students celebrate Oxbridge and Russell Group success with Hammersmtih Academy Careers Lead, Ms Harrowes

The Academy celebrates continued A-Level success and surpasses last year’s Oxbridge achievement with students gaining places at both Oxford and Cambridge.

  • In total, from a cohort of 85, there were 135 A*-C grades awarded
  • 83% of students exceeded their target grades in at least one subject
  • A quarter of all students exceeded their target grades in all subjects

A-Level Standout Successes

Bushra Elmoussati attained an impressive A*A*A in Geography, English Literature and Politics and achieves her place at Mansfield College, University of Oxford to read Geography. Bushra said, “I feel so thankful for all my teachers and for working hard because it all pays off in the end, I can’t wait to start this new chapter of my life.”

Calvin Hartley achieved an equally impressive A*A*A in History, Economics and Politics and goes on to read History & Politics at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. Calvin said, “I’m really thankful for all the support I have received from teachers and staff, not just in Sixth Form, but since Year 7. I’m excited to be heading to Cambridge and university life and the Academy has even helped me prepare for that!”

Youssef Awadalla accomplished A*AA in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology and will study Medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary University. Youssef thanked the Academy saying, “Thank you for all the support during my time at Hammersmith Academy, I couldn’t have achieved it all without it.”

Rise Chambati-Woodhead, who joined the Academy in the Sixth Form, scored an outstanding A*A in Sociology and Psychology and a Distinction* in BTEC Sport. He will study Psychology at University of Bristol in September. Rise commented, “It is totally exhilarating, I’m on my way to a better future and that’s down to Hammersmith Academy’s Sixth Form.”

Ibtihal Ibrahim impressed with AAB in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics and heads to Queen Mary University to study Chemical Engineering. Ibtihal said “I’m so happy I’ve done well, Ms Mark and Ms Harrowes have been so supportive through everything. I’ve loved my time here and I look forward to the next stage.”

Chloe Gashi received AAB in Geography, Sociology and Biology as well as a grade A for her EPQ. Chloe will read Geography at University College London.

Lika Chachibaia achieves her dream of studying Fashion Marketing at London College of Fashion, University of Arts London.

The Academy’s Careers Lead, Sophie Harrowes, said “It is wonderful to see our extensive personalised one-to-one expert support throughout the UCAS process yield such great success stories. Our students have really benefited from the mentor programme we have developed alongside St Paul’s Girls and St Paul’s Boys School. It is great that we are establishing a reputation for getting students into the very best universities in the country.”

Headteacher, Gary Kynaston, said “The Academy and I are absolutely delighted with the A-Level results that this year’s cohort has achieved. To have students going to both Oxford and Cambridge, as well as the Russell Group universities, reflects the level of dedication our students and staff put in. What’s really pleasing is the upward trajectory the Academy Sixth Form continues to travel in. Not only that, this past year our Sixth Form has been ranked the number one state Sixth Form in the borough based on pupil progress and we expect to retain that high level of progress this year. Whether you are a student who started in Year 7 or joined us in the first year of Sixth Form, you are capable of achieving your very best at Hammersmith Academy. All of this cements the faith we have in our professional approach to education and study. Thank you to the dedicated staff and the parents who have supported their children throughout their Academy journey and we wish the students the best of luck in their futures.”

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