A level results for students in Finsbury Park area are better again
By poppy_smith | Saturday, August 18, 2012, 09:39
The number of Haringey students achieving A* -C grades in their A levels has risen again this year and is now on a par with the national average.
One particularly successful group of friends who attended the Haringey 6th Form Centre in Tottenham all achieved either A* or A in their Maths A levels this year.
Erem Gokturk, Glen Gronland, Enes Tavsanci, S****n Miah and Idris Kiani achieved the remarkable results and were warmly congratulated by centre Principal June Jarrett, Cllr Ann Waters, Haringey's Cabinet Member for Children and Libby Blake the council's Director of Children's services.
Speaking about this year's results, Principal June Jarrett said: "The 6th Form Centre is carving out a real niche in producing students excelling in science and maths subjects at A level but this year our students have also achieved record breaking grades in BTECs and humanities subjects."
Proudly the 6th Form Centre can now also claim it's first ever Cambridge entrant. Last year 19 year old Melissa Cifci achieved an A* in Politics and B in English along with a clutch of AS levels. Melissa has now added an A* in Law and an A in History A levels and will be taking up a place at Pembroke College, Cambridge to study Politics, Psychology and Sociology.
Melissa said she didn't originally plan to go to Cambridge but since she was offered a place dependent on her exam results she became more excited at the prospect. She said: "This time last year I was doing science subjects and I didn't really know why I was doing them. I got good grades but I just decided to change direction and study Law and History. I'm really looking forward to going to university. I'd like to either go into politics or direct films and hopefully going to Cambridge will mean these ambitions are possible."
Fortismere students performed brilliantly with an incredible 39 percent of all exams rated as A* or A grades. Nine students from Fortismere have gained Oxbridge places.
Alexandra Park pupils continued to increase the number of grades achieved at A*-C with 31 pupils gaining three or more A*-B grades
And Hornsey School for Girls is once again delighted with their excellent A level results which are well above those attained last year. The school continues to have 100% pass rate at A level and there has been a significant increase in the percentage of students gaining A*- B which is 16% above last year's results.
Cllr Ann Waters visited Fortismere School and Haringey 6th Form Centre to meet with students and staff. She said: "It was a pleasure to see so many delighted students, obviously thrilled at having their hard work pay off. So many students I talked to are now set to go to university and I wish them all the best with their studies and in their next adventures. Congratulations to all the schools and college staff who also deserve recognition for this years results."