Our best ever A Level results
Our best exam results show hard work and commitment at Tower Hamlets College
For many young people A-Level results day can be an unpredictable and nerve-wracking occasion. It’s often a day of mixed emotions and an important factor in a student’s future plans of further study or employment.
At Tower Hamlets College, however, there was plenty to celebrate as this year’s results proved to be the best yet.
Results day took place on Thursday (15th August). Exam results were available for A-Levels and BTECs, showcasing a range of successes across the college’s extensive curriculum offer.
AS students who have completed the first year of their A-Level studies, achieved an excellent set of results with an 80% pass rate, 15 percentage points better than last year. This puts our success rate at an impressive 9% above the national average.
The number of students achieving high grades (A*, A or B), this year doubled and now accounts for nearly a quarter of all our students, also above the national average.
Full A-Level results showed a rise too, with a 92% pass rate.
Results day also saw some outstanding individual achievements.
AS student Fela Maslen (pictured, left) achieved an impressive 4 A grades and 100% in 4 exams in Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Physics. Fela is 17 and lives in London Fields. He described how Tower Hamlets College provides a good teaching environment, giving students the autonomy they need to study. After college Fela plans to progress to Cambridge or Warwick to study a degree in Maths.
Brandon Ryan-Rahmani (pictured, right), from Bow achieved 3 A grades at AS Level in Business Studies, Accounting and Economics. Brandon previously attended school in Hackney. Being new to the area when starting the college, Brandon talked about how friendly he found it and how, as a student you receive extensive support and attention from teachers in classes. He said that he was surprised at the high level of one-on-one attention available. Brandon plans to make use of the college’s excellent employer links and apply for an internship in Accounting or Finance.
There were also some excellent successes amongst Level 3 BTEC students.
Arifat Hussain and Samsul Alom (pictured, below) both obtained the highest possible result in Level 3 BTEC in IT, a triple Distinction Star.
Arifat has been offered a place at City University to study Computer Science with Games Technology whilst Samsul has secured an Apprenticeship (Data Centre Technician) with Thomson Reuters.
There were also some excellent results from our Access students. Access to Law student Lamara Bryan and Access to Humanities & Social Sciences student Lee-Ann Smith exceeded the requirements from their conditional offers for places on degree courses at university. Lamara was offered a place studying Law & Criminology at London South Bank University and Lee-Ann will go on to a BA in Social Work at Goldsmiths. Both students talked of the extensive support available from course tutors and how their courses really helped them to prepare for their studies at university.
The results and destinations of this year’s leavers really showcase the broad curriculum and excellent opportunities available at Tower Hamlets College.
Principal, Gerry McDonald commented on the results.
“I am delighted with this year’s results. Our students and staff have worked tremendously hard all year and this set of results demonstrates their commitment. Our AS results are now significantly better than the national average and have improved every year. As our students move on I look forward to hearing about their continued success.”