A-LEVELS: Tower Hamlets College hits 90pc top grades including 100pc in Italian
PUBLISHED: 13:54 19 August 2016 | UPDATED: 13:59 19 August 2016
Students at Tower Hamlets College in east London have had an A-Level success rate above 90 per cent in a year which saw changes to the A-level specification at AS Year 1.
They weren’t fazed by the uncertainty with a record success of 79pc in AS results, a 4pc increase on last year.
Outstanding performances in four A-Level subjects were achieved with top grades.
This included Further Maths at 80pc A* to B, English Language and Literature 96pc pass, Sociology with a 92pc pass and Italian with an impressive 100pc both in pass rates and high grades.
“Our best-ever results at this level came in a year which saw the AS specification change,” borough principal Alison Arnaud said. “The students didn’t let this faze them.”
Aqeb Hossain, 19, from Bethnal Green, came to Britain just two years ago with his family from Italy.
He got an A* in maths, A in Italian and a B and C and wants to be an aerospace engineer—“someone who fixes planes for the RAF”—or even designing new aircraft.
Mohammed Rofiqul, from Poplar, pulled in two A*s and an A in English Language, History and Sociology and is going on to east London’s own Queen Mary University to study English Literature.
Three others join him at Queen Mary’s—Fang Ting, Aqeb Hossain and Rany Begum.
Fang, from Lewisham, is to study mathematics, accounting and finance with two A*s in Accounting and Mathematics and an A in Further Maths.
Aqeb, from Bethnal Green, studies aerospace technology with an A* in Mathematics, an A in Italian and a B.
Rany, from Bethnal Green, is going for International Relations with an A and two Bs.
Three students are heading for King’s College London. Rejwan Khan, from Millwall, Isle of Dogs, goes on to study Politics with his two As in Business and a B, admitting he was a “bit of a swot” sacrificing all his free time.
Enamur Rahman, from Mile End, is to study Mathematics there with an A*, A and a B, while Enamur Rahman, 19, from Bow, is taking Maths with an A* in maths, A in further maths and a B.
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Fathima Abdullah, from Stepney, and classmate Sayda Begum, from Poplar, both got As after deciding studies were “more important than clubbing”.