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Another year of A Level success at Newham College

19 August 2011

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Another year of A Level success at Newham College 

 

Newham College students celebrated their A Level successes at the Stratford Campus yesterday.

 

With an overall A2 pass rate of over 90%, almost all students taking their exams at the campus on Welfare Road were successful. 

 

A 100% A2 pass rate was achieved by students in English Language & Literature, Economics, History, Law, Statistics, Further Maths, Business Studies and Citizenship.

 

Many students learned that their hard work would enable them to progress to their first choice university.  

 

Executive Director of the College’s Stratford Campus, Peter Harris said:

 

“These strong A Level results have proved to be a great end to what has been a very successful year for the College. Today has been a fantastic day for the A Level students and staff at Newham College. I am proud of what we do here and thrilled at the success of our students.

 

“Today is a testament to the hard work of our students as well as the, experience, expertise and commitment of our staff. I congratulate all of them on achieving these excellent results and wish all our A2 students every success in their future university studies.

 

 “These results are particularly impressive because Newham College maintains an open-access policy and accepts students onto A Level courses from a wide variety of backgrounds and through non-traditional educational routes.” 

 

This year’s results confirm that Newham College offers the best opportunity to succeed for young people from all backgrounds and with non-traditional qualifications.

 

In his A2 subjects, Alex Smith, 21, Rainham, achieved an A star and A grade in two Maths exams, Pure and Applied and in Pure and Statistics, as well as a C grade in Economics. Although, he felt he could have done better, he said: “I’m pleased that I’ll get into university. I want to go to Nottingham University to do a four-year masters degree in Maths. I’m thinking about being an academic or going into finance.”

 

Eva Muszynski, 20, East Ham, received 4 A grades in her AS subjects of Biology, Maths, Chemistry, History. She said: “I did better than I thought I would. I had to do a lot of work for History and I’m happy to get an A for it.”

 

Damilola Enifeni, 19, Rainham, received an A star in Sociology as well as passes in Law, English Literature and Language and History. She hopes to study law at university and become a barrister in criminal law.

 

She said: “I feel great and I’m excited. I thought I would get an A in Sociology but not an A star.” 

 

Victoria Thinewu Moyo, 24, Bermondsey, received an A star among her 3 AS passes in Sociology, Business Studies and Psychology. After her A2s, she wants to go to a London university and become a social worker. She said: “I’m overwhelmed and speechless. I worked very hard for my exams and I’m happy with the results. I thank my teachers and my husband.”

 

Anastasia Cerniavskaja, 19, Canning Town, gained 3 A2 A grades in Psychology, Sociology, and Law.

 

 

Cristina Arama, 20, Stratford, was awarded A grades in Maths and Law and a B grade in Business for her AS subjects.

 

In her AS subjects, Maryam Ayub, 19, Barking, received an A grade in Psychology and in Chemistry, and a B grade in, Biology. 

 

Adrianna Niewiadomska, 19, Harlesden, gained an A2 A grade in Law and a B grade Psychology, in addition to her AS subjects where she received an A grade in Sociology, and a C grade in Business.

 

-Ends-

  

 

For further information about this press release, please contact:

 

Newham College of Further Education

 

Simon Hinds, Communications Officer

020 8257 4596

simon.hinds@newham.ac.uk

www.newham.ac.uk   

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