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Chobham Academy celebrates great A-level results

PUBLISHED: 12:20 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 12:20 18 August 2016

L-R: Tanbir Shah,  Zainab Ogunbadego and Sarra Amdouni, all 18, proudly clutch their results.  Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks

L-R: Tanbir Shah, Zainab Ogunbadego and Sarra Amdouni, all 18, proudly clutch their results. Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks

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Chobham Academy in East Village is celebrating a bumper crop of A-level results this year, with three-quarters of students getting A*-Cs.

Zafran Ahmed, 18, made the most of CHobham Academy's specialisation in performing arts and hopes to work in the film industry when he graduates from Bath Spa University. Picture: Zoah Hedges-StocksZafran Ahmed, 18, made the most of CHobham Academy's specialisation in performing arts and hopes to work in the film industry when he graduates from Bath Spa University. Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks

Seventy-five percent of students got A*-C results at the East Village school, and principal Rebecca Hickey, who joined the academy in February 2015, said she was “delighted”.

“It’s up on last year, it’s an improvement on nearly all criteria. I’m very impressed with my students.”

She said the came from their “immense amount of hard work and resilience”.

“They are committed to their studies. I’m very proud of them.

Chobham Academy principal Rebecca Hickey said she was Chobham Academy principal Rebecca Hickey said she was "very impressed" with her students. Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks

“The aspirations of our students mean they are aiming for the best in the country.”

“Ninety per cent of our sixth form students applied to university, and the majority are going to Russell Group universities.”

Tanbir Shah, of Gowdwin Road, said he was “quite ecstatic” with his results of two A*s and an A in maths, business and economics: “I couldn’t ask for much more!”

The 18-year-old will not be going into academia, but has instead chosen to enter the world of work straight away with prestigious accountancy firm Deloitte.

Khan Mire, 19 of Clements Road, recieved his A-level results at Chobham Academy today and hopes to go to UCL to study History. Picture: Zoah Hedges-StocksKhan Mire, 19 of Clements Road, recieved his A-level results at Chobham Academy today and hopes to go to UCL to study History. Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks

“I’m starting as a tax consultant with Deloitte in September for four years. I join as a junior assoiciate working and training at the same time. My family haven’t heard my results yet - I’m going to tell them when I get home!”

Meanwhile, Khan Mir is taking a more traditional academic route and hopes to study History at UCL.

The 18-year-old took an impressive four A-levels and got results of A*A*BB today. “I am very relieved that all of the work paid off”, he said. “My parents are proud I’m the first person in the family to go to uni.”

The school has a specialism in performing arts, and Zafran Ahmed, from Gurney Road in Maryland, went to Chobham Academy to pursue his theatrical ambitions: “I want to be a movie actor and director - definitely in the showbiz world!”

Zafran, 18, took a performing arts A-level and three BTECs with a focus on performing arts and musical theatre.

“I’m going to Bath Spa University to do a BA Hons in acting, directing and scriptwriting. I have got onegrade higher than they wanted - better than last year!”

Principal Hickey explained that the Academy took the motto “excellence in everything we do” “very seriously” and explained that this was why, unlike other schools, Chobham Acadmey does not offer study leave.

“We keep supporting them right up to exams so they make the most of the expertise of the teachers who know how to support them.”


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