Despite the significant challenges posed during these unprecedented times, students from Queen Katharine Academy and Thomas Deacon Academy are celebrating after achieving notable A-level results.
Lynn Mayes, Principal at Queen Katharine Academy, said: “I am immensely proud of our students who have received excellent grades again this year. These results are a true reflection of how much work they and our fantastic team of staff have put in over the last couple of years. In the wider context of what is going on in the world, these are even more remarkable.
“QKA students enter year 12 from a wide range of starting points and from a broad range of schools. They have consistently proved that through hard work, dedication and supportive families, coupled with expert care and guidance, they can achieve grades and futures that some would not have thought possible at the start of their KS5 journeys. QKA students have now secured places at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country where we know they will continue to make the academy proud for many years to come.”
Principal at Thomas Deacon Academy, Rick Carroll, said: “It has been a very challenging academic year and these results are a testament to the hard work and partnership of our parents, staff and students. A significant proportion of our students have fulfilled or exceeded our expectations and these results continue to reflect the hard work put in by students and staff over the last two years.”
“Early indications show that most students who want to go on to university will be able to access their first choice and for many, these results demonstrate excellent progress. We are offering one to one sessions for those who need support and guidance throughout the day and encourage any students who need support to get in touch."
Julie Taylor, CEO of Thomas Deacon Education Trust, said: “We are thrilled with the achievements at Queen Katharine Academy and Thomas Deacon Academy over the last few years. On behalf of the whole Trust, I would like to congratulate all staff and students on their hard work and dedication in achieving such outstanding results once again.”
Highest performing students at Queen Katharine Academy included:
- Andrei Dobrica who achieved three A grades in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and now goes on to read Economics and Modern Languages & Cultures at the University of Sheffield.
- Hiz Sabir who achieved three A grades in Biology, Chemistry, and Maths and now goes on to read Pharmacology and Drug Discovery at UEA.
- Delia Birladeanu who achieved an A* in Spanish, two A grades in Business Studies and Economics and a B in Psychology. Delia now goes on to read Business Management at the University of Leeds.
- Thomas Buckey who achieved a Level 3 - Distinction in Engineering, As in Maths and EPQ, and Bs in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and now goes on to read Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry at the University of Liverpool.
- Ntando Dubula who achieved Level 3 - Distinction* in Travel and Tourism, Level 3 - Distinction in Business Studies, and an A in Media Studies and now goes on to read International Business at Leeds Beckett University.
- Tahminah Hussain who achieved Level 3 - AAA in Health and Social Care and an A in Sociology.
- Lara Callow who achieved a Level 3 - Distinction* in Travel and Tourism, an two As in Spanish and Criminology and now goes on to read Criminology at the University of Lincoln.
- Saira Hussain achieved three As in Sociology, Economics and EPQ and a B in Business Studies and now goes on to read Business Management at Aston University.
- Hinna Zulfiqar who achieved two A*s in Geography and EPQ, a B in Chemistry, and a C in Biology.
Highest performing students at Thomas Deacon Academy included:
- Sharafiab Chowdhury, who gained four A* grades in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics, earning a well-deserved place to study Engineering at Cambridge University.
- Ahmet Kucuk, Head Boy, achieved A* grades in Computer Science and Further Maths and A grades in Maths and Physics, going onto study Computer Science at Warwick University.
- Karanjeet Khera, who achieved an A* in Biology and A grades in Chemistry and Maths.
- Mohammed Raza, who achieved four A grades in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths.
- Zoe Newson, Head Girl who achieved an A* in Geography, an A in Biology and a B in Chemistry, earning a place to study Bioscience at Durham University.
- Aleah Haider, who achieved an A* in Fine Art, A in Photography and a B in Media Studies.