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Students at The City Academy, Hackney receive GCSE results amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Pupils at The City Academy, Hackney have received their GCSE results today following months of virtual learning.

Nabilah Begum, who has consistently achieved excellent results in her time at the academy, willnow be taking A levels in English, sociology and chemistry with the school.

Joe Gibson willprogress to study A level maths, further maths and physics at The City Academy, Hackney following his GCSE performance.

Azad Karatas will be doing a coaching course with Badu Sports, and Ruby Andrews will be heading to Clapton Girls to take up maths, further maths and Spanish.

Mark Malcolm, Principal, The City Academy, Hackney, said:

“2020 has been a year like no other. Students, parents and staff have shown incredible stamina and resilience in the face of unprecedented circumstances.

“I am delighted that the professional opinion of teachers has prevailed. We look forward very much to welcoming so many of the students back in September to begin their A level and BTEC.”

The City Academy, Hackney, based in Homerton Row, is co-sponsored by the City of London Corporation and KPMG.

Ann Holmes, Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Education Board, said:

“Over the last few months our teachers and pupils have all had to adjust to new ways of working.

“This has been extremely challenging, but through resilience and dedication they have shown an exceptional response to an unprecedented situation.

“Today’s results are a reflection of the hard work and effort that our pupils and teachers have put in throughout the academic year.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every pupil the very best of luck for their future.”

The City of London Corporation sponsors or co-sponsors 10 academies across Hackney, Newham, Islington and Southwark.

It has twice been named 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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