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Elation at A Level results at Tower Hamlets College

PUBLISHED: 13:00 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:45 05 October 2010

Tower Hamlets College pupil Jahangir Alom, 18, celebrates getting two 'A's and a 'B' in his A Level results

Tower Hamlets College pupil Jahangir Alom, 18, celebrates getting two 'A's and a 'B' in his A Level results

THERE were smiles all around at Tower Hamlets College last Thursday as the long and nervous wait for A Level and BTEC results finally came to an end. Students at the Poplar High Street college achieved and overall A-E pass rate of 94 per cent and a pass r

THERE were smiles all around at Tower Hamlets College last Thursday as the long and nervous wait for A Level and BTEC results finally came to an end.

Students at the Poplar High Street college achieved and overall A-E pass rate of 94 per cent and a pass rate of 100 per cent in eight subjects.

Shalina Begum got 'A's in law, sociology and English and is now going on to study law and the School of Orienntal and African Studies at the University of London with a bursary from law firm Simmons and Simmons.

She said: "It hasn't really sunk in yet, I have never really been a straight A student. It was reading student success stories that inspired me to work harder and turn things around.

"There were moments in the year that I felt like giving up, but the encouragement and support of my lecturers enabled me to succeed."

Another straight A student, Sam Pointon, studied maths, further maths and physics and is now due to study at Cambridge University.


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