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More than 100 pupils at Brampton Manor Academy are celebrating straight A* and A grades this morning - and the entire year group have secured university places.
The school, in Roman Road, East Ham, tweeted that the grades were “record breaking”, adding: “Our 2018 students have worked extremely hard and achieved the school’s best ever A-level results. Well done to our amazing students!”
Among those to get a clean sweep of the top grades was Ali Anis, who will celebrate his 18th birthday next week. He bagged three A*s in biology, chemistry and maths, and will now be off to Oxford to study medicine.
“I was shocked,” he said, “I told my parents and they didn’t believe me at first. A lot of hard work paid off.”
Natanim Fekadu, 18, secured a place at Cambridge to study history and politics after achieving A*A*A in English, religious studies and history.
“It’s not even real,” she said, “I can’t believe it, I didn’t think I’d be able to do this. My parents are on holiday in Ethiopia, so I can’t even tell them yet.”
For Fahim Ahmed, 18, three A*s weren’t enough - he managed to achieve four!
The teenager, from East Ham, will now be heading to Cambridge to study chemical engineering.
For friends Kevin Jaku and Ziggy Zubkus, both 18, today was a joint success. They both achieved three A*s in maths, further maths and economics, and will be studying maths at Imperial College London and Durham respectively. The teens from Dagenham have been friends for years, having met at All Saints RC Secondary School.
“It’s great – we both went to the same secondary school, both got the same grades at AS-level, and now we’ve got the same A-levels,” Ziggy said.
Principal Dr Dayo Olukoshi said: “The teachers weren’t shocked because we’ve got really hardworking students here, we have got incredibly committed teachers as well.
They don’t see themselves as teachers, they see themselves as missionaries. They want to help students become successes and overcome disadvantage.
Almost 90 per cent of the students here are going to Russell group unis and to have students going to Oxford and Cambridge is unbelievable.”
The school saw 93pc of grades at A*-B and 99pc at A*-C.
Source : Newham Recorder, 16 August 2018