Student who spoke virtually no English two years ago among success stories at Fine Arts College

Gabriela Lesniewska from the Fine Arts College has been praised

Gabriela Lesniewska from the Fine Arts College has been praised - Credit: Archant

A student who arrived in the UK just two years ago speaking very little English has been praised for her A-level success.

Gabriela Lesniewska came to the UK to study for A levels at Fine Arts College, in Belsize Park.

Her father, Jaroslaw, had to interpret for her during her interview with the Principal, Candida Cave.

Now Gabi has achieved four A grades at A-level in History of Art, Fine Art, Graphics and Photography and she has also earned a B in her Extended Project Qualification, which she wrote on the photography pioneer, Julia Margaret Cameron.

Gabi said: “I’m very pleased, especially with my grade in History of Art because when I came to the UK I couldn’t speak English and now I have these good grades.’

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Gabi has won a place at London College of Communications, part of the University of the Arts London, to study a BA in Illustration and Visual Media.

This year 21.7 per cent of grades at the college were A* to A, while A* to B grades accounted for 61.8 per cent.

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A* to E grades accounted for 99.1 per cent of grades.

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