MOSSBOURNE SIXTH FORM STUDENTS CONTINUE PHENOMENAL A LEVEL SUCCESS
State School Students Defy National Trend and Surpass Historical Success
ROMAN BIRD WINS SCHOLARSHIP WHICH COVERS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE COSTS
Students from Mossbourne Sixth Form in Hackney are celebrating their outstanding A Level results today. Today’s results are the best in the history of the Mossbourne Sixth Form and appear to defy the national trend in that they surpass those achieved in the last 2 years.
A staggering 57% of all grades achieved were grades A* – A, whilst 84% of all grades achieved were grades A* – B with 94% of students gaining A* – C grades. In over half of all curriculum subjects more than 50% of grades awarded were A*- A.
Grades have been awarded using teacher assessment for the last two years due to the pandemic but following the first set of public exams students have excelled beyond all predictions.
This year’s students did not have the experience of sitting any of their GCSEs in the exam hall under exam conditions, which makes this set of results all the more impressive.
To ensure that students were fully prepared for exams, this year’s Year 13 students benefitted from an extra lesson per week in every subject, after school, lunchtime and weekend catch-up classes. Mossbourne Sixth Form also held Extended Study periods throughout the week in which students revised and worked under the supervision and with the support of teaching staff and small group tuition with their subject teachers.
Students at Mossbourne Sixth Form also benefit from three fully funded programmes which offer students new opportunities, including the Mossbourne Rowing Academy, the Medical Bursary programme and the Architecture and the Built Environment Bursary programme.
Students have attended specialised workshops at lunchtime and after school, taken part in national competitions and learnt about studying and competing at the highest level. In Year 12 Mossbourne Sixth Form students benefit from both weekly enrichment opportunities and weekly ‘Speaker Slot’ lectures during which an extensive and diverse range of professionals offer insight into their career pathway and life experience.
Standout achievements include that of Lisa Le who has secured a place at the London School of Economics to study Politics and Economics with her grades of A*, A, A. Lisa is the recipient of the 2022 Bourne University Bursary and will receive funding to the cost of £5000 for every year of her undergraduate course.
Lisa said “I am so happy to have been announced as a Bourne Scholar. This will really help me throughout my time at The London School of Economics studying Politics & Economics, and I can’t wait to get started.”
With 57% of all grades awarded to Mossbourne Sixth Form students this year being A*- A, 94% of students secured a place to study at their choice of university by 3pm on results day. Amir Rupani, who achieved 4 A* grades, has secured a place to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge and Tessa Mullen who also achieved 4 grades at A* will join Amir at Cambridge University to study History.
Roman Bird achieved an incredible feat by securing a fully funded bursary to study at Yale in the United States; from October he will study Humanities and Computer Science” as a double major.
Across the board, Mossbourne students have bright futures ahead of them. At the time of writing:
Rebecca Warren, Principal of Mossbourne Community Academy stated: ‘Once again the aspiration and ‘can-do’ attitude of our Sixth Formers has inspired me. Their mature and calm approach to their examinations was incredible given their experience of the last 2 years but the fact that they have beaten all historical records in terms of outcomes is nothing short of amazing. I look forward to the impact that they will have upon the community and society in years to come. They are a credit to their families, the academies and most importantly, themselves.
Jane Sames, Head of Mossbourne Sixth Form, said: “Well done to all our sixth formers. The results I know you have worked so hard to achieve are remarkable.
“Thank you to all our staff at Mossbourne Sixth Form for their unrelenting dedication to supporting students through these challenging years.”
Mohsen Ojja, Acting CEO of the Mossbourne Foundation, said: “Congratulations to all our sixth form students. Your hard work has paid off and I look forward to seeing what you go on to achieve in the future. These exceptional results were also made possible by the dedication and care of all of our staff as well as the relentless support of our parents – thank you all.”