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A-level results 2018: UCL Academy students ‘equipped to be global citizens’

PUBLISHED: 09:58 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:58 17 August 2018

UCL Academy student Aseya Shwani collecting her A-level results. Photo by Randi Sokoloff

UCL Academy student Aseya Shwani collecting her A-level results. Photo by Randi Sokoloff

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UCL Academy students who received their A-level results yesterday are ‘equipped to be global citizens’, according to the school’s co-principal.

UCL Academy student Alex Liow collecting his A-level results. Photo by Randi SokoloffUCL Academy student Alex Liow collecting his A-level results. Photo by Randi Sokoloff

Star performers include Aseya Shwani, who bagged an A*, A and B and is excited to take up a place at UCL this September to study civil engineering. Aseya is “so thankful to the academy for the support and motivation with her A-levels and for helping her to rethink her approach to studying physics.

Alex Liow achieved three As and will be going to Southampton University to read medicine. He said: “Thank you to all the teachers at the academy for their support in particular those teachers who were always available to provide me with extra guidance after school.”

Pavlina Yordanova achieved A*, A and B and will now be going to Kings College London to read English. Pavlina said: “I am so grateful to my teachers for their belief in me and their constructive feedback which spurred me on to work even harder as I wanted to make them proud.”

Robin Street, co-principal of The UCL Academy said: “The students have done brilliantly. The whole academy community along with our sponsor, UCL, are proud of all of our students who have worked so hard to achieve coveted places on courses in some of the best universities in the UK.”

UCL Academy student Pavlina Yordanova collecting her A-level results. Photo by Randi SokoloffUCL Academy student Pavlina Yordanova collecting her A-level results. Photo by Randi Sokoloff

“The academy opened its doors in 2012 with an ambitious vision for how a diverse school in inner London could, with the support and inspiration of one of the world’s leading universities, inspire all our students to achieve success.

“From day one our students and staff have benefited from our close relationship with UCL, and today’s results underline how that relationship is bearing fruit, with our students leaving the academy equipped to become global citizens and take the next step in their journey.”

Professor Anthony Smith, UCL vice provost (education and student affairs) said: “This cohort of academy students has had encounters with excellence built into their educational experience from their very first day at the school, which they spent on UCL’s Bloomsbury campus.

“We are proud of their achievements and delighted that the close relationship between school and university has supported them so effectively on their academic journey. We hope these students will continue to achieve excellence in whatever they choose to undertake, and build on today’s impressive results.”

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