A-level students at Tower Hamlets College discovered the news they’ve been waiting for on Thursday – some having cause to celebrate, others to reflect.

The college, in the shadow of Canary Wharf, delivered an A-level success rate above 90%.

Fang Ting, from Lewisham, who achieved two A*s in Accounting and Mathematics and an A in Further Maths and is progressing to Queen Mary University to study mathematics with accounting and finance

In a year which saw significant changes to the A-level specification at AS level (Year 1), students delivered a record success rate of 79%, a four percent increase in AS results compared to 2015.

Successful subjects included Further Maths where students achieved 80% high grades at A*, A and B, English Language and Literature with 96% pass rate and 44% high grades, Sociology with a 92% pass rate and 56% high grades and Italian delivering the most impressive of all coming in with 100% in both pass rates and high grades.

Rejwan Khan, from Westferry, who achieved two A grades a B in Business Studies, Economics and Accounting and is progressing to Kings College London to study economics

Borough principal of Tower Hamlets College Alison Arnaud said: “I am extremely proud of all our students today and the results they have achieved. This demonstrates the hard work and dedication of our students towards their studies and our teachers in helping them achieve the high grades they need to secure good university places.

“It is also fantastic, in a year which saw the AS specification change, that our students didn’t let this faze them and delivered our best ever results at this level.”

Success stories

  • Mohammed Islam Rofiqul, from Poplar, who achieved two A*s and an A in English Language, History and Sociology and is progressing to Queen Mary University to study English Literature.
  • Fang Ting, from Lewisham, who achieved two A*s in Accounting and Mathematics and an A in Further Maths and is progressing to Queen Mary University to study mathematics with accounting and finance.
  • Enamur Rahman, from Bow West achieved A*, A and B grades and is going to King’s College London to study Mathematics.
  • Aqeb Hossain, from St Peters, who achieved one A* in Mathematics, an A in Italian and B in Further Maths and is going to Queen Mary University to study aerospace technology.
  • Rejwan Khan, from Westferry, who achieved two A grades a B in Business Studies, Economics and Accounting and is progressing to Kings College London to study economics.
  • Rany Begum, from Bethnal Green, who achieved one A and two B grades and is progressing to Queen Mary to study International Relations.
Mohammed Islam Rofiqul, from Poplar, who achieved two A*s and an A in English Language, History and Sociology and is progressing to Queen Mary University to study English Literature

Greenwich uni busy

More than 1,300 calls from would-be students were handled by the University of Greenwich Clearing hotlines team in the first four hours after opening at 6am (August 18).

The university website attracted 7,000 page views during the same period. The Clearing experts worked with more than 300 course seekers on the website’s Live Chat service, and engaged with 200 potential course applicants on Twitter.

Recruitment co-ordinator Sophi Marten said: “It has been a great start to Clearing. I am delighted that we have been able to offer places to many of our early callers.”

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