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The future is bright for Henley students

Students who have been eagerly awaiting their A Level and Vocational Diploma results have not been disappointed this week as The Henley College celebrates another year of success. For most students these results will secure their sought after places at university. There have been some outstanding achievements with a record breaking number of students gaining places at Oxford and Cambridge universities, as well as Russell Group institutions.

Three students will be taking up scholarships in the US, including at Michigan and Skidmore Universities. Tim Eilers, who was part of the winning crew in the Fawley Challenge Cup at Henley Regatta this summer, achieved an A* A A A in his A Levels and will be heading to Princeton University to study a Liberal Arts degree. This is especially impressive given that his exams coincided with the Regatta itself.

Individual A Level subjects that have performed particularly well this year include Ancient History, Business, Geography, Media Studies and Psychology who have all seen a rise in the percentage of A*-B grades. Vocational Diplomas have also seen an increase in their highest grades, with an incredible 60% of Travel and Tourism students achieving a triple D*, the equivalent in UCAS points of 3 x A* grades at A Level.

Principal, Satwant Deol, commented:

“I am thrilled that our exam results remain extremely strong with a 97% overall A Level pass rate, with 21 subjects scoring a 100% pass rate. I would like to congratulate all of our students on their success and wish them well for the future. I am so proud of how these wonderful young people have grown and achieved during their time at Henley. I also extend my thanks to our staff for their dedication and commitment to the progress of their students.”
Freya Ruparel, from Henley, is celebrating after getting her place to study at the University of Cambridge after achieving A*A B in Geography, Philosophy and Environmental Science, Freya will go on to study a BSC (Hons) in Geography. Freya has just returned from Hong Kong after participating in an International Geography Olympiad coming 3rd in the UK team out of 60 countries. Freya said: “I’m so pleased to have got in to a great university. I have worked really hard with the help of my teachers and am really looking forward to pursuing my interests in the future, particularly the environment, climate change and human geography. I’ve really enjoyed my time at The Henley College.”

Elias Djaoui, from Didcot, has gained a place at the University of Oxford to read Economics and Management after achieving A*A*A*A in Maths, Economics, Physics and Further Maths A levels.⁣⁣⁣ Elias said “I was pretty nervous before my results and didn’t expect all A grades and above. It’s been an amazing experience and I’d like to thank members of staff including my economics teacher Paul Morse, physics teacher Kevin Jones and Sarah Price who is just generally such a nice person and helped me an awful lot when I first came to The Henley College. Also, a massive thanks to Dr Joanna Atkinson, who advised me on UCAS and Oxbridge”⁣⁣⁣

Sam Crowhurst, from Maidenhead, has achieved all grade As in Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science. Sam, who is visually impaired, said:

“I’ve been supported so well by Student Services whilst at The Henley College. They really helped me during my exams and although I was not confident, I am pleasantly surprised at how high my grades are. I have applied to do a BSC in Biochemistry at University of Bristol, but now able to go straight on to the Masters programme. My teachers have all been really supportive and engaging, I have been treated like an adult and given the freedom and responsibility to be in charge of my own work, plus I have made lots of friends!”

Kyle Bruwer, from Wokingham, achieved D*D*D* in his Extended Diploma in Public Services and is now heading to Reading University to study Law. Kyle said:

“I found my course challenging at times, but very rewarding. I decided to join The Henley College primarily due to the Rugby programme, however the variety of courses and the professional but relaxed environment was also important.” He added: “College has prepared me for the big wide world, not everything is spoon fed to you, which will help me with my next steps in university.”

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