HCC students make the grade
Posted 16th August 2012
Hackney Community College’s AS and A Level students of 2012 are celebrating and planning their next steps.
Initial data shows HCC students achieved 100% pass rates in 13 out of the 18 subjects on offer at A2 Level. Subjects with 100% pass at A2 include Physics, Chemistry, English Literature & Language, Psychology, Law, Media Studies and Film Studies. In languages, Turkish, French and Spanish students also all passed.
The initial figures (some results are yet to come in) show a pass rate for 16-18 year-old students of 97%, and an overall pass rate of 96%. In total, 105 learners sat A Level exams at the college, of whom 68 were aged 16-18.
Lois Fowler, deputy principal, said: “We’re very proud of our students’ hard work and dedication to their studies. Many have achieved really strong grades and we know that they will progress to a successful future in higher education or work. I’d also like to acknowledge the commitment of our teachers and support staff who have supported their students’ success.”
Once the students had gathered their thoughts, many were supported by college staff to secure their progression to higher education. The college’s careers and learning resources centres were buzzing with UCAS and “Clearing” activity as students contacted universities across the country to get onto the degree course of their choice. Some chose their local option and decided to stay on at Hackney Community College for an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree.
Students collecting AS results were able to enrol straight away onto their A2 Levels at the college.
Habibur Rahman, aged 19 from Bethnal Green is off to Queen Mary University after achieving A grades in law, biology and Classics A Levels. These complement the A* he achieved last year at HCC in economics.
Alongside his studies, Habibur worked as a student ambassador for the college. He said “Thank you to everybody at HCC who supported me and helped me with this achievement.”
Elkhadiri Yassine, aged 20, from Islington, is absolutely thrilled with his 5 As at AS Level, in maths, further maths, chemistry, physics and French. He’s looking forward to completing his A2s at HCC before going off to university. “The location and environment of the college is really good and the staff are amazing” he said.
Cagla Komesogutlu is celebrating As and Bs in Turkish, biology, chemistry, physics and maths at AS and A2 level. Cagla, aged 19, is from Wood Green and previously attended Grieg City Academy. She particularly enjoyed biology lessons at HCC and is looking forward to going to university.
Ezgi Garip, aged 18 went to Haggerston before HCC. She’s celebrating a B in Turkish A Level alongside a distinction star in the first year of her BTEC in IT. She has really enjoyed college and the friends she has made, and is staying on at HCC to complete her level 3 BTEC before progressing to university.
Thamanna Parvan, from Shoreditch wanted to improve her A Level grades, so re-took them at HCC while studying a law degree at University of East London. She achieved an A in sociology and a B in law and is still studying psychology A Level.Thamanna said “It was hard work studying A Levels alongside my degree, but I’m really pleased I managed to increase my B grade in sociology to an A. HCC is a really nice environment to study in.”
Vida Tankas is looking forward to studying architecture at university with her strong grades in maths, art and media. Vida, from E1, particularly enjoyed art and media at HCC.
Twin sisters, 18 year-old Sao and Gina Margai from Canning Town are thrilled with their AS Level results. Sao achieved an A in sociology and Bs in biology, chemistry and maths, while her sister Gina achieved Bs in biology and chemistry and a C in maths.
“We’re looking forward to finishing our A Levels at HCC” said Gina. “Everyone’s really kind and the teachers are really supportive. It’s a great atmosphere to study in.” Sao added “I’m really happy. I’ve done my best – my Mum will be really happy.”
Mohammed Somali, aged 20, lives in Camden. He was pleased with his Maths and Media results and is looking forward to studying computer science at university.
“I’ve enjoyed meeting so many great people”
Sammiha Afrin, aged 18 from Hackney is off to study Law at Westminster University with her sociology, law and English A levels. “Thank you to everyone at HCC. The environment and the support between teachers and students is fantastic!” Sammiha previously went to Haggerston School and was an active student ambassador at Hackney Community College.
Yong He, aged 20 is off Queen Mary University to study an Electrical Engineering after securing his place with great Maths, Further Maths and Physics results.
“I’ve really loved the friendly environment at the College” he said.
Ali Hassan Shamim Reza and Minhazur Rahman both live in Tower Hamlets and previously went to St Paul’s Way School. They’re both looking forward to continuing their A Levels at HCC. Ali did really well in AS Level law, psychology and English. Minhazur is pleased with his grades in business, economics and media. When asked what he enjoys most about his time at HCC, Minhazur replied “Everything!”