Top A Level achievements at Uxbridge College this year have included two students winning places at Cambridge University and another on his way to Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Staff and students are celebrating strong results and some fantastic individual performances, with 40% of students achieving A*-B and 74% A*-C. The overall pass rate grades A*-E was 98%. AS Level pass rates were 81%.
Individual success stories included that of Rumail Azhar (pictured left) who is on his way to Cambridge University to study Maths after achieving a fantastic set of grades with four A* grades in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths. He also had to pass an additional advanced maths exam (STEP) with high grades to be admitted to Cambridge.
As he picked up his A Level results Rumail, 19, said: I have been awake all night. I did not think I had done well enough in the STEP exam or Further Maths A Level and had given up hope of going to Cambridge – so it is a surprise but I am very happy and so are my parents. The teaching has been of a high standard – I got lucky with my teachers at Uxbridge College. I didn’t know what it was going to be like being in a new college but everyone’s been very helpful, including with my personal statement for UCAS. Maths is a passion for me and a Cambridge offer is life-changing. I want to go on and do a PhD in Maths.
Before studying at Uxbridge College Rumail, who was this year’s top A Level performer, lived in Dubai.
Maryam Mahmood is also on her way to Cambridge and will be studying Social and Political Science at Downing College. Maryam achieved A grades in Sociology, English and Media Studies.
Erdi Tewelde, 21, achieved A grades in Biology and Chemistry and a B in Physics and will be studying Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Originally from Eritrea, Erdi has always wanted to be a doctor.
One of the many successful AS Level students was Hristina Grebcheva (pictured with Principal Darrell DeSouza).
Jack Harris, Head of Uxbridge College Sixth Form Centre, said: A massive congratulations to all our students – the numbers progressing to university are extremely impressive, especially with students going to prestigious universities such as Cambridge and winning places to study competitive subjects such as medicine.