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Sixth Form success in a level, btec and ctec courses

18 August 2022: Regent High School’s Year 13 students and staff are today celebrating following the release of A Level, BTEC National and Cambridge Technical results.  Today marks the return to externally set and assessed examinations following a period of teacher assessment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Students have seen significant success in securing university places at a broad range of institutions, including: UCL; Imperial College London; LSE; King’s College London; City, University of London; Queen Mary, University of London; SOAS, University of London; London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London; Keele University; Middlesex University; and the University of Westminster.  Students will be commencing higher study in a range of areas, ranging from Biomedical Engineering to Fashion Marketing & Consumer Behaviour, and from Geography to International Business.

A growing number of students have chosen to start their careers by undertaking a highly competitive apprenticeship, including in areas such as estate agency, finance, and digital marketing.

Outstanding individual performances include:

Aniqa Rahman achieved outstanding A*, A, A grades in English Literature, Art & Design and History.  Aniqa undertook her primary school studies at Argyle Primary School.  Aniqa will be joining UCL to read History.  Aniqa said of her teachers that ‘they have been really supportive, especially with coursework in History and English.  I couldn’t have done it without them!’.  Her advice for younger students is to make sure they ask teachers for help; ‘they’ll definitely give it to you!’.

Asha Ahmed also achieved A*, A, A grades in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.  A former pupil of Copenhagen Primary School, Asha will be joining Imperial College London to study Biomedical Engineering.  Asha said that Regent Sixth Form ‘feels like a community; everyone knows each other’, and her advice to younger students was to ‘start your revision from the first day of Year 12’.

Mohammed Imad Khan achieved fantastic A*, A, B grades in Mathematics, Geography and Physics and an A in AS Level Further Mathematics.  An alum of Edith Neville Primary School, Imad leaves Regent Sixth Form to study Mathematics and Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Imad referenced the ‘amazing teachers who have helped over the last two years’, and gave sage advice to younger students: ‘Study something that you love.  That’s the most important thing.  Then, no matter if it’s difficult, you’ll do well through hard work’.

Mariya Ahmed achieved a matching set of A*, A, B grades in Sociology, Psychology and History.  Mariya attended Netley Primary School when she was younger, and will be joining King’s College London to study History.  Maryia said that Regent Sixth Form is ‘very well connected, so if a teacher doesn’t teach you, you can still go to them for support’.  Like her peers, Mariya talked about the importance of revising early, suggesting that students ‘make flash cards and revision materials through the course rather than just before exams’.

Paola Andrea Lopez Martinez achieved an impressive D*, D* in her CTEC Diploma in Business, as well as an A grade at A Level Spanish.  Paola joined Regent High School in Year 12.  She intends to study International Business at the University of Westminster.  Paola’s advice to younger students was to ‘be happy and don’t just follow others.  Just listen to yourself’.  Paola noted that the teachers at Regent Sixth Form are ‘really helpful; they are always there for you and they guide you to study independently’.

Samia Bagum achieved D*, D*, D* in her CTEC Extended Diploma in Business.  Samia previously attended Edith Neville Primary School.  Samia is joining the University of Westminster to study a four-year degree in Business Management, which includes a year-long placement in industry.  Samia’s advice to younger students is to ‘spend independent study sessions really well and to focus, to avoid rushing at the end’.  Samia said that ‘support from teachers is really helpful; they help you to say on task and meet deadlines’.

Ibrahim Ali achieved D*, D*, D in his BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport.  Ibrahim was a former pupil of Argyle Primary School.  Ibrahim said that ‘the teachers are very supportive and they grill you when you’re not on top of things’.  He would recommend Regent Sixth Form because of ‘the support and reassurance from teachers, even if you’re struggling’.  Ibrahim is progressing his studies with a degree in Sports Management at the University of Westminster.

Manal Musa also achieved two D*s and a D, in her BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science.  Manal joined Regent High School in Year 12, having attended Carlton Primary School when she was younger.  Manal said that she has had ‘really helpful teachers; they have helped me throughout my whole journey.  My peers have also really helped to boost my confidence’.  Manal’s advice to younger students was to ‘take the risk!  Jump into your subjects, get your head down and listen to advice’.  Manal leaves Regent Sixth Form to study Diagnostic Radiography at London South Bank University, with the intention of practising radiography after she graduates.

Adam Dawood achieved D*, D*, D, also in BTEC Applied Science.  Adam is hoping to study Biochemistry at university.  Adam said that Regent Sixth Form ‘allowed me to be independent, but under teachers’ guidance’.  He advised younger students to ‘stay on track and not always rely on their teachers’. 

A third of grades awarded were at A*, A, Distinction* or Distinction grade, recognising the ability and talent of these highest performing students.  These results illustrate the continuing trajectory of improvement at Regent Sixth Form.

Josh Deery, Deputy Headteacher at Regent High School, said: ‘I am not only delighted with these results that our students so rightly deserve, but I am immensely proud of the continual journey of improvement and the reputation of Regent Sixth Form.  Our students started their Sixth Form studies in the midst of the pandemic, having not sat public examinations in Year 11, and have triumphed in this first post-pandemic return to externally-set and marked examinations.  Their commitment to their studies, and the dedication they have shown throughout Key Stage 5, are testament to their resilience and motivation.  Congratulations to every one of them!

‘I would also like to recognise the commitment of our teachers, staff and students’ families in helping our Year 13s to achieve so highly.  Their success is based on the support provided by the staff and family members around them.’