Best ever A-levels at Central Foundation School in Bow
PUBLISHED: 17:38 15 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:38 15 August 2013
Â© Rehan Jamil
The best ever A-level results were recorded at Bow's Central Foundation For Girls.
It had 86 per cent passing three or more A-levels or equivalent at grades A* to E grades, compared to last year’s 62 per cent.
Most already knew their results which were online from midnight, but many of the 110 Year-13 pupils came in to meet friends and get advice from their teachers.
Headteacher Esther Holland said: “The results show they’ve worked hard to achieve a phenomenal set of results.
“It also shows we’re one of the best providers for sixthform students in the East End.
“We don’t ask every student to be the best, but we track their progress. It’s a forensic process.”
The results exceeded the expectations for some of the 18-year-olds.
Aishah Ahmed found the A-levels hard and admitted: “My exams were really challenging.
“I prepared myself for the worst when I looked through clearing vacancies.
“My exams were really challenging and I didn’t expect to do well,” Aishah admitted. “I prepared myself for the worst when I looked through clearing vacancies last night.
“But I checked my results and couldn’t believe it.”
She got As in maths, biology and chemistry and is going to study medicine at University College London.
Her classmate Fahima Sultana hopes to go on to study business management at Westminster University after getting a Triple Distinction in Business BTEC National Diploma.
She said: “Finally I can say I’m going off to the real world!”
Suhera Xamsa also didn’t expect to do well—but secured two As and a B. Now she is going to King’s College London to study theoretical physics.
She said: “I was really worried last night and didn’t sleep. I was constantly refreshing the online page at midnight and was too scared to open it at first.”
But many still came in to the school to pick up their official printouts and catch up on the latest school gossip.
They were joined by Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman who looked in with members of his cabinet to see how they were getting on.