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A-level Results Day 2018: Celebrations as 90% of Newham Collegiate Sixth Form students achieve grades of A*to B

PUBLISHED: 08:13 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:05 16 August 2018

Front Row: Meera Trivedi, Namitha Vinayan and Iram Farooqui. Back Row: Edi Rama Joe Lucas and Mohamed Kheri. Pic: Tom Barnes.

Front Row: Meera Trivedi, Namitha Vinayan and Iram Farooqui. Back Row: Edi Rama Joe Lucas and Mohamed Kheri. Pic: Tom Barnes.

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A sixth form in Newham are expected to score better A-level results than some of the country's independent schools.

A remarkable 90 percent of students Newham Collegiate Sixth Form in East Ham, achieved grades of A*to B while 99pc achieved A*- C grades.

Based on last year’s results, that would put them above exclusive fee-paying Clarendon Schools Rugby, Shrewsbury and Merchant Taylor who all scored below that percentage.

The results are also on par with last year’s Eton College results from last year, 93pc.

The sixth form hit the headlines last year after sending 95 per cent of students to Russell Group universities.

This year they have surpassed that by scoring even higher marks putting them in the same category of the most expensive schools.

Ten students have won a place at either Oxford or Cambridge.

It is also the home of student Selina Begum who last year became the first state school student to win the prestigious Eton College debate competition.

Headteacher Mouhssin Ismail, who left a six-figure salary in the City to become a teacher in his old hometown, said: “When I left the legal profession to become a teacher my sole aim was to lead an educational institution that mirrored the very best the British private schools had to offer.

“To be able to say that our results in only our fourth year since opening are on par if not better than some of the Clarendon schools is truly remarkable and testament to the hard work and dedication of our expert teachers”

“I know I speak on behalf of all the students and parents when I say that without the high-quality teaching and academic support that our outstanding teachers provide these results would not have been possible.

“As we rightly celebrate our students’ exceptional results we also acknowledge the hard work, commitment and dedication of our talented staff.”

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