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A-level Results Day 2018: Clean sweep of top grades for 100 pupils at Brampton Manor Academy

PUBLISHED: 10:41 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:19 16 August 2018

Brampton Manor Academy pupil Fahim Ahmed Picture: Rhiannon Long

Brampton Manor Academy pupil Fahim Ahmed Picture: Rhiannon Long

Rhiannon Long

More than 100 pupils at Brampton Manor Academy are celebrating straight A* and A grades this morning - and the entire year group have secured university places.

Brampton Manor Academy pupil Ali Anis Picture: Rhiannon LongBrampton Manor Academy pupil Ali Anis Picture: Rhiannon Long

The school, in Roman Road, East Ham, tweeted that the grades were “record breaking”, adding: “Our 2018 students have worked extremely hard and achieved the school’s best ever A-level results. Well done to our amazing students!”

Among those to get a clean sweep of the top grades was Ali Anis, who will celebrate his 18th birthday next week. He bagged three A*s in biology, chemistry and maths, and will now be off to Oxford to study medicine.

“I was shocked,” he said.

“I told my parents and they didn’t believe me at first.

Brampton Manor Academy pupil Natanim Fekadu Picture: Rhiannon LongBrampton Manor Academy pupil Natanim Fekadu Picture: Rhiannon Long

“A lot of hard work paid off.”

Natanim Fekadu, 18, secured a place at Cambridge to study history and politics after achieving A*A*A in English, religious studies and history.

“It’s not even real,” she said.

“I can’t believe it, I didn’t think I’d be able to do this.

Friends Ziggy Zubkus and Kevin Jaku from Dagenham, who both achieved three A*s in maths, further maths and economics, and will be going to study maths at Durham and Imperial College London. Picture: Rhiannon LongFriends Ziggy Zubkus and Kevin Jaku from Dagenham, who both achieved three A*s in maths, further maths and economics, and will be going to study maths at Durham and Imperial College London. Picture: Rhiannon Long

“My parents are on holiday in Ethiopia, so I can’t even tell them yet.”

For Fahim Ahmed, 18, three A*s weren’t enough - he managed to achieve four!

The teenager, from East Ham, will now be heading to Cambridge to study chemical engineering.

For friends Kevin Jaku and Ziggy Zubkus, both 18, today was a joint success. They both achieved three A*s in maths, further maths and economics, and will be studying maths at Imperial College London and Durham respectively. The teens from Dagenham have been friends for years, having met at All Saints RC Secondary School.

“It’s great – we both went to the same secondary school, both got the same grades at AS-level, and now we’ve got the same A-levels,” Ziggy said.

Principal Dr Dayo Olukoshi said: “The teachers weren’t shocked because we’ve got really hardworking students here, we have got incredibly committed teachers as well.

“They don’t see themselves as teachers, they see themselves as missionaries.

“They want to help students become successes and overcome disadvantage.

“Almost 90 per cent of the students here are going to Russell group unis and to have students going to Oxford and Cambridge is unbelievable.”

The school saw 93pc of grades at A*-B and 99pc at A*-C.

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