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Year 11 success (summer 2022)

Regent High School’s Year 11 students have excelled in this year’s GCSE, BTEC, Cambridge National and VCert examinations and assessments, achieving the strongest set of results in the school’s recent history.  Students are receiving the grades from the first externally set and assessed examinations following a period of teacher assessment during the coronavirus pandemic.

These stellar results will enable students to progress on to a wide range of post-16 courses, providing a firm foundation for success at Regent Sixth Form or elsewhere as they begin their study of A Level, BTEC National and Cambridge Technical courses.

Outstanding individual performances include:

Nadia Hussain, who joined Regent High School from Argyle Primary School, achieved an absolutely incredible 11 grade 9s in Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, Mathematics, Product Design and Physics.  Nadia is this year’s highest achieving student, and the highest achieving student in the school’s recent history.  Nadia said that she was most proud of her Further Mathematics grade, and will take that with her as she moves to King’s Mathematics School to study A Level Further Mathematics, Mathematics, Physics and AS Level Economics, with a view to then progressing on to university.  Nadia advised younger students to ‘take your mocks seriously to prepare for your revision, and to use past papers’.  Nadia said that Regent High School prepared her for her exams ‘really well’, and attributed that to her achieving so highly today.

Tahia Ahmed, who went to St Mary and St Pancras CofE Primary School when she was younger, achieved a stunning 10 grade 9s in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, History, Mathematics, Physics and Sociology, and a grade 8 in Geography.  Tahia is really proud of her grades in French, Further Mathematics and Mathematics, and will draw on her success in these subjects as she starts studying A Level English Literature, Mathematics and Sociology at Camden School for Girls; this is with a view to reading Law at university.  Tahia noted that ‘everyone was in it together’, using practice papers to support revision, which she started early.  This, she explained, reduced the stress as she approached the external examinations.

Samir Qurashi, who attended Edith Neville Primary School and is one of Camden’s newly-elected Youth MPs, scored a fantastic six grade 9s in Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Spanish, four grade 8s and a grade 6.  He has an aspiration to read Medicine at Cambridge or Oxford, and will be preparing for this by studying A Level Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Mathematics at Camden School for Girls.  Reflecting on his time at Regent High School, Samir said that the ‘teachers play a huge role and genuinely care that students do well’.  He advised those students approaching their GCSE years to ‘have a good work-life balance because mental health is so important’.

Abdallah Batah was a pupil at Argyle Primary School and was awarded six grade 9s in Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, and Physics, as well as one grade 8, one grade 7 and two grade 6s.  He is most proud of his grades in Mathematics and Physics, and will use this success to study those subjects and Geography at Regent Sixth Form.  He plans to study Software Engineering at university.  Abdallah told younger students to ‘start as early as you can’, and to ‘follow your own path if others don’t work’.  He would recommend Regent High School because the teachers are ‘really helpful’.

Sarah Koubi, formerly of Richard Cobden Primary School, achieved three grade 9s in English Literature, History and RE, three grade 8s, four grade 7s and a grade 6.

Shaima Jannath, who was a pupil at Netley Primary School, achieved two grade 9s in Business Studies and Further Mathematics, and A* in VCert Child Development, four grade 8s, one grade 7, one grade 6 and one grade 5.  Shaima will be joining Regent Sixth Form in September to study A Level Economics, Mathematics and Sociology. Shaima wants to pursue a career in Finance, inspired by her GCSE Business Studies course.  Shaima said that ‘teachers are encouraging and offer extra help; they provide resources and help you to get the grade you deserve’.  Like her friends, Shaima said to ‘start revision early and don’t get overwhelmed’.  She said Regent High School ‘pushes you to your goals and ensures your success’.

Mohamed Chedded, who came to Regent High School from Argyle Primary School, was awarded two grade 9s in Biology and Chemistry, four grade 8s, one grade 7, three grade 6s and one grade 5. 

Mahida Ahmed, who also went to Argyle Primary School, achieved one grade 9 in Mathematics, seven grade 8s, one grade 7 and two grade 6s.  Mahida will be studying Economics, Mathematics and Psychology at UCL Academy, before then continuing her studies at university and working in the finance sector.  Mahida appreciated the ‘variety of offer and good teaching’ at Regent High School, and reminded new Year 10 students that ‘it is an important year; revise early on so that you are less stressed later’.

Edayet Otaky-Jalalzadeh, previously of Netley Primary School and newly-elected Deputy Youth MP for Camden, achieved one grade 9 in History, six grade 8s, two grade 7s and one grade 6.  Edayet will be studying A Level Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics at Regent Sixth Form.  Edayet noted how Regent High School had helped him with his examination preparation, especially the ‘morning and after-school revision sessions and the online platforms’.  He suggested that new GCSE students should ‘work consistently from the start’.

Zara Ahmed, who attended Edith Neville Primary School, achieved one grade 9 in Media Studies, four grade 8s and 6 grade 7s.  Zara will be joining Camden School for Girls to study A Level Economics, Mathematics and Sociology before progressing on to university.  Zara noted that Regent High School has provided ‘huge support, especially in Media Studies and Mathematics’, and from her Head of Year, Mrs Burns.  She said younger students should ‘stay focused and don’t over work’.

Over 60 grade 9s – the highest grade possible in the current GCSE grading system and twice the number of last year’s 30 grade 9s – were awarded to Regent High School students in subjects as diverse as Arabic, Art & Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Drama, English Language, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Product Design, RE, Science (Combined), Physics, Sociology, Spanish and Turkish.  Four D*s were awarded to BTEC Sport students; 12 D* grades were achieved by Cambridge National Business and ICT students; and three A*s were awarded to VCert Child Development students, demonstrating the strength of teaching and learning in vocational subjects as well as across the school’s portfolio of GCSE courses.

Gary Moore, Headteacher of Regent High School, said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled by this incredible set of results.  The results are a testament to the fortitude shown by our Year 11 students during an international pandemic.  They have been focused, demonstrated significant amounts of resilience, and worked tirelessly to overcome the disruptions at the start of Key Stage 4 to triumph in the recent examination series.  I couldn’t be prouder!

‘I would also like to recognise the phenomenal impact their Head of Year, Cathy Burns, tutors, subject teachers, professional services staff, parents and carers have had over the last two years.  Every one of these supporting adults is jointly responsible for the success that is being celebrated today, and I thank each and every person for helping our students to achieve so highly.’