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Students at The City Academy Hackney celebrate “best ever” A-level results


Following months of virtual and in-person classes during the COVID pandemic, students at The City Academy Hackney have received their A-level and BTEC results today.

The students achieved a 66% pass rate in grades A* to B, with 47% of students achieving all of their grades at A* to B. Thirteen per cent of students achieved A* to A in all of their subjects.

Some of the highest performing students include:

  • Josh Diebel– awarded A*AA – to study PPE at Durham
  • Kia Scott– awarded A*A*A – to study Law at Liverpool
  • Julia Sinchukovska– A*A*A – to study Economics at Warwick
  • Jamie Sonmez: A*A*A* – to study Computer Science at Manchester
  • Fahri Yilmaz:A*A*A – to study Accounting and Management at Queen Mary
  • Krupali Vassantcumar:A*A*A* – to study Politics and International Relations at Birmingham

Headteacher of The City Academy Hackney, Mark Malcolm, said:

“Students at The City Academy, Hackney, are celebrating the best ever set of A level and BTEC results this year.

“Despite the seemingly endless and challenging circumstances of the last year-and-a-half, our resilient and hard-working students have achieved outstanding grades, and most of them will be advancing to degree courses, many of them at Russell group universities, including Biochemistry, Nursing, and Architecture.

“A few students have secured prestigious degree apprenticeships in KPMG, TfL, Vodafone and BT.

“The staff at The City Academy, Hackney, are enormously proud of all the students’ achievements and wish them great success in their future studies and careers.”

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

“The students at The City Academy Hackney 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.”

The City Academy Hackney isa 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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