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Sixth Form success

This article was updated on Wednesday 20 August 2020.

Students and staff are today celebrating after students received their A Level, BTEC National and Cambridge Technical results.  A Level results are based on the centre-assessed grades that were calculated by teachers; BTEC and CTEC results were calculated by teachers and then standardised by examination boards in lieu of students sitting examinations in the summer.

Students have had considerable success in securing university places at a range of institutions, including: King’s College London; UCL; Queen Mary, University of London; St George’s, University of London; Royal Holloway, University of London; Middlesex University; and the University of Westminster.  Students will be continuing their studies on a variety of courses, ranging from Biomedical Science to Business Management and from History to Mathematics.  Of note is the number of students who will be undertaking health-related courses to supplement the workforce in Britain’s incredible NHS; these students will be following courses in Adult Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Diagnostic Radiography and Pharmacy. 

Some students have chosen to start their careers through an apprenticeship, with one student following a programme in pharmacy.

Outstanding individual performances include:

Amina Hagi Abdullahi, who has been a prefect during year 13, and achieved very impressive A, A, A grades in History, Politics and Psychology.  A former pupil of Argyle Primary School, Amina mentioned that the teachers at Regent Sixth Form were ‘always there and very dedicated’ and ‘supportive in many situations’.  Amina will be progressing to King’s College London to read History, with a view to then undertaking postgraduate study towards her ambition of becoming an academic in Middle Eastern history.  Amina is this year’s highest achieving student.

Rahana Yoosaf achieved a fantastic A*, A, B in Sociology, Psychology and Biology.  Rahana attended St George the Martry CE Primary School when she was younger and put her success down to teachers at Regent Sixth Form who are ‘really supportive and give advice on what to do’.  Rahana will be studying Children’s Nursing at King’s College London, aiming to become a registered nurse by the end of her studies.  Rahana is this year’s joint highest achieving student.

Taslima Anjum, another of this year’s prefects and former St Mary and St Pancras CE Primary School pupil, achieved A, A, B grades in Business, Mathematics and Chemistry.  Taslima is going to UCL to study Pharmacy, with the intention of working as a hospital pharmacist in the future.  Taslima advised younger students to ‘keep studying and not fall behind’.

Halima Begum, who attended Edith Neville Primary School when younger, achieved A, A in A Level Psychology, Sociology and D in BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science.  Halima is intending to progress into veterinary nursing and said that there is ‘no stronger support system than Regent High School’.

Sadiya Khanom will be studying Mathematics at Queen Mary, University of London, thanks to her A, B, B grades in Mathematics, Biology and Business.  Sadiya, also a former student of Argyle Primary School, said that Regent Sixth Form ‘pushed me further to try my best’.  Sadiya wants to work in finance after her degree.

Highest achieving boy, Jay-ar Aqino, achieved A, B, B in Geography, Politics and Psychology.  Jay-ar wants to work in the archiving, museum conservation and heritage field.  He spoke about the ‘overall learning environment’ of Regent Sixth Form being important in helping him to achieve his goals.  He is a former pupil of Netley Primary School.

Naima Ahmed achieved D*, D*, D in her BTEC National Extended Diploma in Science.  Naima attributed her success to teachers ‘always pushing me to do my best’.  Having studied at Edith Neville Primary School when she was younger, Naima will also be attending King’s College London to study Adult Nursing.  Naima’s ambition is to work as a surgical nurse.

Soad Elbadawy was graded D*, D in the BTEC National Diploma in Science and B in A Level Sociology.  Soad, formerly of Netley Primary School, said that the teachers at Regent Sixth Form ‘were really supportive; they worked with me until I reached my target’.  Soad will be studying Biomedical Science at Middlesex University next year, with a view to working in that field after graduation.

Maisha Maliha also achieved highly in her BTEC National Extended Diploma in Science, with grades D*, D, D.  Maisha previously attended Richard Cobden Primary School.  She praised how ‘teachers have supported me constantly’ and ‘given support when needed’.  Maisha is also going on to study Biomedical Science at Middlesex University.

Aaliya Hoque achieved D*, D, D in CTEC Business and ICT.  Aaliya is a former Richard Cobden Primary School pupil and credits her success to Regent Sixth Form teachers helping her to ‘understand the course’.  Aaliya is also joining Middlesex University, studying Business Management, and is looking forward to the different modules that are available.

Gary Moore, Headteacher of Regent High School, said: ‘Given the unprecedented context in which these grades have been awarded, I would like to extend my congratulations to the students and compliment them on how well they have navigated the last several months.  They have shown great resilience and tenacity, and I hope that as they successfully progress on to university courses, apprenticeships and careers, they draw on the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their two years of advanced study.

‘I would also like to thank our staff and students’ families for the support they have provided during the students’ time at Regent Sixth Form.’