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A-level results: Oxbridge bound science and English students at Greig City Academy

PUBLISHED: 09:38 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:38 17 August 2018

Greig City Academy student Jackie Le collecting his A-level results. Photo by Greig City Academy

Greig City Academy student Jackie Le collecting his A-level results. Photo by Greig City Academy

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A-level results day at Greig City Academy revealed an array of talent, with Oxbridge bound students in a variety of disciplines.

Greig City Academy student Sahin Ocakkuran collecting his A-level results. Photo by Greig City AcademyGreig City Academy student Sahin Ocakkuran collecting his A-level results. Photo by Greig City Academy

Jackie Le will be going to Fitzwilliam College Cambridge to read English. Jackie’s results included A* grades in English literature and art and top grades in drama and performing arts. Earlier in the year the talented actor and artist won the achievement in the arts award at the Haringey outstanding for all awards.

Another Greig student to gain two A* grades is Gabriel Durojaiye, who achieved an A* in biology, mathematics and an A in chemistry. Earlier in the year, keen scientist Gabriel achieved a gold award in the Chemistry Olympiad with a mark that placed him in the top 30 A-level Chemistry students nationally. Gabriel will be going to Keble College, Oxford to read chemistry.

Another Science Olympiad Gold Award winner to do well is Sahin Ocakkuran, who won a Gold biology prize. Sahin gained A grades in biology, maths and a B in chemistry. His grades have secured him a place at King’s College London for a further six years of study to train to be a doctor.

Greig City Academy student Gabriel Durojaiye collecting his A-level results. Photo by Greig City AcademyGreig City Academy student Gabriel Durojaiye collecting his A-level results. Photo by Greig City Academy

Joining Sahin on the same course at King’s College is Margarita Rossero-Arias. She achieved three A grades in biology, chemistry and sociology.

Starting at university is always an expensive process but Gabriel, Sahin and Margarita will receive a £1,000 university bursary prize from the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers, one of the City of London’s livery companies. The Tallow Chandlers have been supporting the development of STEM education at the school for the last five years.

Head of sixth form, Jon Holt, said: “I am delighted that our A-level and BTEC results mean most of our Year 13 students are off to university.

“Last year 51per cent of Year 13 students nationally went to university but the figure was 82pc at Greig City Academy. It looks like this year’s results mean that we will maintain our excellent record of getting students into higher education.”

“I am particularly pleased that several students who came to us from other sixth forms at the end of Year 12 because of poor results have been able to turn things around. These students are now going to university whereas this time last year it looked like they would not be able to.”

Not all the sixth form are off to university however. Two of the Greig City Academy sailing crew who completed the Fastnet Race last year are trialling for placements with professional sailing teams. Earlier in the season Camilo Cordoba sailed with the Redshift team and Montel Fagan- Jordan, the winner of the 2018 young sailor of the year award, has been sailing with the Hugo Boss team. Camilo is possibly going to do an accountancy and finance degree at Southampton University, allowing him to get the best of both worlds by studying and sailing.

Principal, Paul Sutton, felt the results continued the high standards of previous years.

He said: “As always there have been some great individual performances and it is good to see our hard-working students taking well-deserved places at the best universities.

“I want to congratulate the students and their teachers on achieving these results in this year of new exams syllabi and assessment. I am delighted that our students have passed their exams with flying colours and are now onto the next stage of their education. Well done to their teachers, well done to their parents but most importantly well done to all of them. We are proud of their achievements.”

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