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Students from The City of London Academy Highgate Hill secure top grades despite COVID-19

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Students are celebrating today after achieving excellent GCSE results at the @CityofLondon Academy Highgate Hill.

Among the achievers at the Holland Walk school in Archway are:

  • Trenyce Sylvester, who achieved 1 grade 9 in Geography, 2 grade 8s in English Literature and English Language and 6 grade 7s in History Sociology, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
  • Haneen Ali who gained 6 grade 9s in History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language and English Literature. 1 grade 8 in Maths and 2 grade 7s in French and Art and Design.
  • Kinga Kowalik got 6 grade 8s in Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language and Maths. 3 grade 7s in Art and Design, English Literature and Drama.
  • Alina Zahra who got 3 grade 9s in Maths, Sociology and Geography, 4 grade 8s in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language and 2 grade 7s in English Literature and Drama.

Prince Gennuh, Principal at The City of London Academy Highgate Hill, said:

“We are incredibly proud of all our students who have achieved brilliant results in very challenging circumstances.

“The past few months and weeks have been tough on the whole school community, but today’s grades are a reflection of our pupils’ commitment to their studies and their high aspirations for themselves.

“We wish all our students the very best for the future, and I thank all staff for their hard work and continuous commitment to students achievement.”

The City of London Academy Highgate Hill, based in Islington, is part of the City of London Academies Trust, which runs the City of London Corporation’s sole sponsored academies.

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

“The past few months have been an extremely testing time at our academy schools, but through resilience and dedication the pupils have made the best of an unprecedented situation.

“For our students, today is a very different results day, however it is a huge milestone in their lives and we 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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