London,
18
August
2016
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17:52
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Camden’s young people celebrate A-level results

Celebrations are today taking place across Camden, after young people at the borough’s schools received their A-level results.

Provisional figures suggest that Camden’s results this year are on track to be better than the national average.

Leader of Camden Council, Councillor Sarah Hayward, this morning joined students from the LaSWAP sixth form*, at the La Sainte Union site near Highgate Road, as they collected their results.

 

 

Cllr Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council
“Our secondary schools help young people to succeed, whatever their potential, talent or background, and that is exactly the platform that Camden Council wants our schools to provide.

Today we have seen achievements from inspirational young people, who are going on to great things.”
Cllr Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council

Amongst the many success stories from the LaSWAP schools is Camden resident, Chinedu Kalu. The William Ellis School / LaSWAP pupil achieved grades that secured him a place on the Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies course at the University of West England in Bristol.

Commenting on his results, Chinedu said:

“I’m really pleased as I’ve been interested in flying since becoming an RAF air cadet at thirteen and now I want to go on to be a pilot.”

La Sainte Union / LaSWAP student, Julia Sutton, told of her delight at scoring an A* and two As, which confirmed her place studying Economics and Geography at the University of Birmingham.

Julia said:

“It’s been worth all the stress, late nights and early mornings. I’m really happy with my results and want to praise all the LaSWAP staff for their support.”

Further successes saw Acland Burghley / LaSWAP pupil, Maya Eadie-Catling, securing a place at Oxford University to study English Literature, after achieving three A*s and an A.

Megan Thompson, a Parliament Hill / LaSWAP student, is heading to Cambridge University to study Human, Social and Political Science after achieving two A*s and an A.

And James Bissell, a pupil from William Ellis / LaSWAP is delighted to have achieved two As and a B, which will not only result in him studying Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London, but will see him based nearby to his beloved West Ham F.C.

Across at Camden School for Girls, Councillor Angela Mason, Cabinet Member for Children, joined students to celebrate their results.

Amongst the high achievements at the school were friends, Holly Mae Bootland and Molly Mae Whitmey, both of whom are heading to Manchester University, after scoring three As, and A* A B, respectively.

Councillor Mason said:

“Very well done to all Camden students. Schools across the borough are offering their students both skills and experience that position them well for whatever it is that they choose to do next. In addition to the students themselves, a huge deal of credit should also go to our teachers and the support of parents.”

Young people receiving their results in Camden today are reminded that, in addition to higher education options they may be considering, apprenticeship positions offer opportunities to earn while you learn, get a foot on the career ladder, and some apprentice posts can also lead to a degree. For more information visit camden.gov.uk/apprenticeships

Regent High School pupil Adil Choudhury is one such young person from Camden’s schools who is taking up an apprenticeship position as his next step. His results secured him an Accounting and Finance apprentice position with Deloitte, based in London and starting this autumn.

 

See latest photos from today by clicking:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/camdencouncil/albums/72157671674289162

 

*The LaSWAP sixth form is the largest post-16 provision in Camden and the longest-established sixth form consortium in London. It combines the strengths of its four partner schools - Acland Burghley, La Sainte Union, Parliament Hill and William Ellis - and aims to ensure outstanding progress and achievement for all students, equipping them for future success.

Students, who benefit from a wide range of academic and vocational subjects, are based in one of the four schools where they take at least one of their courses, as well as being able to access subjects in any of the other three schools.