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A-LEVEL RESULTS: Mulberry Girls school notches up 75pc passes in grades A*-to-C

PUBLISHED: 16:13 13 August 2015 | UPDATED: 16:13 13 August 2015

Girls at Whitechapel's Mulberry School jump for joy with Tower Hamlets Deputy Mayor Sirajul Islam at their A-Level results

Girls at Whitechapel's Mulberry School jump for joy with Tower Hamlets Deputy Mayor Sirajul Islam at their A-Level results

Kois Miah

Three-our-of-four pupils at Whitechapel’s Mulberry Girls School have got A* to C grades in today’s A-Level results.

Mulberry School's head teacher and Tower Hamlets deputy mayor greet some of the girls with their A-level resultsMulberry School's head teacher and Tower Hamlets deputy mayor greet some of the girls with their 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!

Smiles from Mulberry Year-13 pupils Bushra Hussain, Shahnia Rahman, Thasneem Zaman and Aisha Sarmad with their A-level resultsSmiles from Mulberry Year-13 pupils Bushra Hussain, Shahnia Rahman, Thasneem Zaman and Aisha Sarmad with their A-level results

“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.

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.”


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