A-LEVEL RESULTS: Mulberry Girls school notches up 75pc passes in grades A*-to-C
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Three-our-of-four pupils at Whitechapel’s Mulberry Girls School have got A* to C grades in today’s A-Level results.
It has led to 80 students from the school with offers for Oxford, Cambridge or Russell Group universities.
Kawsara Chowdhury, 18, got an A* in Maths, A* in Physics and an A in Further Maths.
Unsuprisingly, she’s off to a top uni to read Maths—at Kings College Oxford.
“I felt like my exams didn’t go so well,” she admitted. “But I feel relieved that my grades say otherwise!
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“My maths teachers have been so, so supportive. I’m going to really miss this place after seven years.”
Her classmate Thasneem Zaman, also 18, got an A* and two Bs and is going on to take Geography at University College London.
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She said: “All my teachers would respond almost 24-seven. One actually emailed me back when he was on holiday!”
Many girls first came to Mulberry in Year 7 when they were 11 with very average profiles, according to Mulberry’s head teacher Vanessa Ogden.
Dr Ogden said: “Every girl who has done well has worked for her success and deserves her place at university. You can aim high and achieve ambitions with self-belief, regardless of your starting point.”
Tower Hamlets Deputy Mayor Sirajul Islam joined students to celebrate the 75 per cent high grade pass rate.
He said: “The achievements is testament to the teachers and support of parents.”
Mulberry hit the headlines in June when America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama, visited the school to use as a platform to launch a global programme to spread education to every girl on the planet.
She said at her launch: “I am here because of you, girls like you who inspire me.”