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A-Level Results Day 2017: Hornsey Sixth Form College celebrates 130 years with 96 per cent pass rate

PUBLISHED: 17:06 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:06 17 August 2017

The A level class of 2017 at Hornsey Sixth Form College has achieved a 96 per cent pass rate with 81pc of students awarded A*-C grades. Picture: HSFC

The A level class of 2017 at Hornsey Sixth Form College has achieved a 96 per cent pass rate with 81pc of students awarded A*-C grades. Picture: HSFC

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Hornsey Sixth Form College has even more reason to celebrate its 130th year as the A level class of 2017 notch up a 96 per cent pass rate.

A spokeswoman for the school said: A spokeswoman for the school said: "In the year Hornsey celebrates its 130th birthday, our sixth formers have triumphed."

Assistant head Ms Hewitt said: “I believe the attention and bespoke support students receive here is what gives them the edge. These results are no less than students and staff deserve.

“The tireless dedication to achieving their goals is admirable and this success is a credit to everyone involved. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for every one of the talented young adults now leaving us for the next exciting chapters in their lives,” she added.

Alongside traditional subjects, such as English and maths, students have studied sociology, psychology, media and health and social care with 81pc of them achieving A* to C grades.

Student Lava Ali scooped two As and two Bs in government and politics, English language, film studies and history. She is going on to study history and film at Sussex University.

Assistant head of Hornsey Sixth Form College Ms Hewitt said: “These results are no less than students and staff deserve.Assistant head of Hornsey Sixth Form College Ms Hewitt said: “These results are no less than students and staff deserve." Picture: HSFC

Fellow student Michael Farr will be studying geology at Brighton University next year while Zairish Gul goes to Middlesex University to study cardiac physiology before seeking a career with the NHS.

Headteacher Kuljit Rahelu said: “I am so proud that this year our sixth formers have matched the high benchmark we set for them. I believe they all have bright futures ahead of them and I doubt this will be the last time we hear their names.

“It’s a wonderful way to mark a momentous year in the school’s history – here’s to the next 130 years!”

The school – established as a girls’ grammar in 1887 by the Church Schools Company – confirmed 90pc of its Year 13 students have accepted or been offered a place at their first choice destination.

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