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Students at City of London Academy Highbury Grove receive A-level results


Following months of virtual and in-person classes during the COVID pandemic, students at City of London Academy Highbury Grove (@COLA_Trust) have been celebrating their A-level results today.

Highbury Grove students achieved a 98% pass rate in grades A* to E, with 55% ranging from A* to B.

Some of the highest achieving students include:

Jed Brindley

A*A*A* (Biology, Physics, Maths) – to study Physics at the University of Edinburgh

Ava Gouldesbrough

A*A*A* (Biology, Geography, Sociology) – to study Geography at the University of Bristol

Lola Priestley

A*AA (History, English Literature, Media Studies) – to study Drama and Film Studies at the University of Manchester

Tina Balogova

DDD (BTEC in Art and Design) – to study Fine Art at Kingston University

Omar Elsayed

A*A*A* (Biology, Computing, Maths) – to study Computer Science at the University of Bristol

Headteacher of City of London Academy Highbury Grove, Aimee Lyall, said:

“Over this last academic year, staff and students at the City of London Academy Highbury Grove have demonstrated huge courage and determination in the face of extremely challenging circumstances.

“The closures of schools meant that we all had to find new ways of working and without the support, guidance, and sheer dedication of our pupils, teachers, and parents, an already testing situation would have been made even more difficult.

“I am proud of the way in which our students quickly adapted, and today is a reflection of their hard work, undimmed ambition, and determination to succeed.

“I wish all our students the very best of luck in the next phase of their lives.”

Chair of the City of London Academies Trust Board, Tijs Broeke, said:

“The students at City of London Academy Highbury Grove should be delighted with their A-level results today, not just because their hard work and determination has been reflected in their grades, but also for coping with the huge challenges presented by the COVID pandemic.

“Whether they are now applying for a place at university or seeking employment in London or further afield, my colleagues and I at the City of London Academies Trust Board send our warmest wishes and congratulations to the students, and our immense gratitude to the dedicated teaching staff.”

City of London Academy Highbury Grove is a member of theCity of London Academies Trust, which runs the City of London Corporation’s sponsored academies. The City of London Corporation sponsors 10 Academies across Hackney, Newham, Islington, and Southwark.

The City Corporation has been named twice by social mobility charity, Sutton Trust, as the UK’s best academy sponsor for empowering pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to perform above the national average, and the leading academy sponsor for Progress 8 and Attainment 8, which track pupil progress and achievement.

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