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Many students are today celebrating excellent #ALevel and #BTEC results @CityofLondon Academy Islington 

Hannah Kinloch achieved an A* in both English Literature and History and an A in Politics. She will be studying Politics and Sociology at the University of Sheffield.

Lada Sedova passed with an A* in English Language, as well as three A grades in Psychology, Sociology and Russian. The 18-year-old will be reading Linguistics at University College London. Hamidullah Fazli, who will be going to City, University of London to study Economics achieved two B grades and a C grade.

Dillon Singh gained an A in English Literature, and two Bs in Politics and Sociology. He will be going to Queen Mary’s University to study Politics.

Samuel Johnston achieved an A in History and two Bs in English Language and Sociology. He will be studying History at the University of Bristol.

In vocational studies, Tyjeon Mangwiro achieved two distinction* grades in BTEC Business, merit in BTEC Health and Social Care. He will be studying Business and Management (Marketing) at Brunel University. Adijat Balogan gained a distinction* and distinction in BTEC Business, distinction in BTEC Health and Social Care. She will be reading Law with Business at the University of Portsmouth.

Sonia Jacob, Headteacher at the City of Academy Islington, said:

“We are incredibly proud of our sixth form students who have achieved outstanding results in very challenging circumstances.

“Their grades are a reflection of their commitment to their studies and their high aspirations for themselves.

“Most of our sixth form students are progressing to university, where we are sure they will enjoy further academic successes.”

The City of London Academy Islington, based on Prebend Street, is co-sponsored by the City of London Corporation and City, University of London.

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 A-Level results are a reflection of the hard work and effort that our students 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. In 2017 and 2018, Sutton Trust named the City Corporation 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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