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A Level success at Raine's Foundation School, Bethnal Green

PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:44 05 October 2010

A Level students Naomi Smart, Russ Khroma, Hope Murphy-Naton and Jamil Chowdhury celebrate getting their results

A Level students Naomi Smart, Russ Khroma, Hope Murphy-Naton and Jamil Chowdhury celebrate getting their results

By Victoria Huntley victoria.huntley@archant.co.uk ELATED Sixth Formers celebrated gaining their A Level results today (Thursday). Students at Bethnal Green s Raine s Foundation School queued outside

By Victoria Huntley

victoria.huntley@archant.co.uk

ELATED Sixth Formers celebrated gaining their A Level results today (Thursday).

Students at Bethnal Green's Raine's Foundation School queued outside the school in Approach Road from 9am this morning while teachers frantically sorted out the results, which had only been delivered by post that morning.

Year 13 students Jamil Chowdhury, 18, who got 'A's in maths, chemistry and biology and a 'B' in computing, and Uzair Zakavia, 19, who got 'B's in maths and biology and a 'C' in chemistry, were both celebrating gaining university places at King's College London.

The boys will both go on to study medicine at the famous college and will be joined by 18-year-old Shonchita Purkayastha, who got an 'A' in maths and 'B's in biology and chemistry and is due to study for a degree in biomedicine.

Jamil, whose grandfather died in July, just two weeks after he sat his exams, said: "I'm really glad it's over; I didn't sleep a wink last night, I was too busy stressing.

"I'm really pleased with my results but it's a real shame my grandfather isn't here to see me get them. He would have been really proud."

Uzair was so determined to study medicine that he re-sat his A2 Levels after not achieving the grades he needed last year.

He said: "I've always wanted to be a doctor, ever since I was little, but people kept telling me that I wouldn't be able to get the grades to study medicine. I'm really glad I've proved them wrong."

Other success stories included Hope Murphy-Naton, 18, who got 'A's in English literature and sociology and a ''B' in psychology and is due to study creative writing and psychology at Bath University, and Russ Khroma, 19, who got 'B's in maths, physics and economics and is going on to study law at the University of East Anglia.

Headteacher Gordon Clubb said: "As always we are delighted with this year's A Level results.

"Very many of our students excelled as expected and we wish them well in their universities and their future careers.

"Success was achieved in all subject areas with the high number of 'A' grades a credit to the students and teachers concerned.

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