Sixth Form success in this year's a level, btec national and cambridge technical courses
Regent High School’s Year 13 students and staff are celebrating following the release of A Level, BTEC National and Cambridge Technical results. In common with all schools nationally, results are based on teacher-assessed grades in lieu of students sitting examinations in the summer.
Students have also had significant success in securing university places at a range of institutions, including: King’s College London; UCL; Goldsmiths, University of London; Queen Mary, University of London; Royal Holloway, University of London; SOAS, University of London; University of Nottingham; University of Sussex; Middlesex University; and the University of Westminster. Students will be continuing their studies on a variety of courses, ranging from Anthropology to Architecture, Criminology to Geography, and from Nursing to Psychology.
Some students have chosen to start their careers through an apprenticeship, with one student hoping to follow a Learning and Organisational Practitioner apprenticeship.
Outstanding individual performances include:
Hamza Yousif, who has been a prefect during Year 13, and has achieved outstanding A*, A*, A*, B grades in English Literature, History, Philosophy & Ethics and Arabic. Hamza joined Regent High School at the start of Year 10, having previously lived in Kuwait. Hamza said that it was the ‘support of teachers’ and the ‘specialised teaching’ that helped him to do so well, and stressed the importance of ‘picking subjects you’re interested in and passionate about’. Hamza will be progressing to Goldsmiths, University of London, to read International Relations, with a view to working in the field of humanitarian aid. Hamza is this year’s highest achieving male student.
Diana Vorona, another prefect during Year 13, achieved similarly outstanding A*, A*, A* grades in French, Geography and Sociology. A former pupil of St Michael’s C of E Primary School (Camden Town), Diana mentioned that she is ‘so grateful to all of my teachers; they knew I wanted to achieve highly, and always pushed me to reach my potential.’ Diana said the supportive community atmosphere of Regent Sixth Form is one of the reasons why she would recommend it to other students. Diana will be joining King’s College London to read International Relations, with the option of spending her second year in Japan or Australia. Diana is this year’s highest achieving female student.
Abdirahman Ahmed achieved fantastic A*, A*, A grades in Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. A former pupil of Copenhagen Primary School, Abdirahman mentioned that the teachers at Regent Sixth Form ‘push you quite a bit in terms of independent study; they don’t let you waste your time’. He advised younger students to ‘put in the work, otherwise you won’t achieve the results’. Abdirahman is going to King’s College London to study Economics, with a view to then developing a career in banking.
Mohammed Abidul Islam achieved D*, D*, D* in his BTEC National Extended Diploma in Science. Mohammed attended Argyle Primary School and said he was ‘ecstatic’ about his results. Mohammed will be attending Middlesex University to study Biomedical Science, before beginning a career in either a laboratory or as a science teacher. He said that the teachers at Regent Sixth Form ‘helped me to improve my grades through the year; they didn’t give up on me, even during the lockdowns. Teachers believed in me.’ Mohammed’s advice to new Year 12s: ‘work from the first day!’
Faharzana Chowdhury also achieved D*, D*, D* in her BTEC National Extended Diploma in Science. Faharzana will be taking her experience of being a pupil at Richard Cobden Primary School into her Primary Education studies at Middlesex University, before joining the teaching profession. Faharzana said that the ‘teachers at Regent Sixth Form have supported me throughout my journey; they constantly push students to achieve the best grades possible. The way in which the teachers teach is exceptional!’
More than half of the grades awarded were at A*, A, Distinction* or Distinction grade, recognising the endurance and achievements of these highest performing students. These results illustrate the rapid trajectory of improvement of Regent Sixth Form.
Gary Moore, Headteacher of Regent High School, said:
‘We are thrilled with the exceptional results our students have achieved this year. Their successes come despite the disruption to their schooling during Year 12 and Year 13 as a result of the worldwide pandemic. Learning continued online during both of these closure periods, and it is testament to the students’ hard work, resilience and motivation that they have been awarded such fantastic results.
‘I would like to acknowledge the dedication of our teachers, staff and students’ families in helping our Year 13s to do so well during their time at Regent Sixth Form.’