A-level results: Brampton Manor Academy sees 100 pupils achieve straight A grades
PUBLISHED: 09:05 15 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:29 15 August 2019
Brampton Manor Academy pupil Hridita Rahman Khan admits she was "tearing up" when she received her A level results.
With A* in maths and physics and an A in further maths, the East Ham 18-year-old ensured her first choice university place - studying engineering at Cambridge.
"I was grateful and just so happy. It hasn't sunk in yet, I'm still in the realisation phase," she said with a laugh.
"I've always loved maths and physics, so I went for engineering which includes both, instead of doing just maths."
Hridita hopes to go on to either work for an aircraft company or do a PhD and become a professor.
She is among an unprecedented number of high achievers for the Roman Road, East Ham school.
Director of sixth form Sam Dobin said the school achieved "record results across the board", including progression to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, the number of straight A pupils, and the proportion of grades awarded A and A*.
More than two thirds of grades were awarded A* to A, and more than 100 teenagers achieved A* or A in all their subjects.
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"We are really, really proud of our students. They have worked so hard, they're very talented and we're delighted for them," Mr Dobin said.
"This means a lot to them and it doesn't come through chance - it comes through hour after hour of really hard work and determination.
"They're worried overnight but they had no need to be - we weren't worried for them, because we knew they were going to get the grades."
Anthony Mgbeike, 18, earned A*s in maths and economics and an A in further maths.
"I was hoping, really and truly, for three A*s but I'm still quite happy," he said.
"I was quite nervous, but I knew I'd put in all the work I needed to do, so I was optimistic.
"I put in late nights, put in early mornings, put in the most amount of work I could do."
Anthony will study economics at the London School of Economics from September and hopes to eventually work in finance.
"Right now, I'm doing a summer internship in a risk management firm, so I took the day off to get my results," he added.