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Posted 17th August 2017

A-level students at New City College Hackney (Previously Hackney Community College) were celebrating today after securing top results in their exams and for two of the college’s students, it was a day they will not forget as they confirmed their places at Cambridge University.

High achieving students Mariambibi Haji from Hackney and Marianne Johnson from Enfield, achieved perfect grades of A*, A* and A in A-level classical civilisation, English literature and religious studies and both have been accepted to study English Literature at Clare College in Cambridge.

In a year when major changes were made to the A-level provision by the government, the college’s students weren’t fazed and delivered outstanding academic performance with a 90% success rate and a 100% success rate in six subjects including business, law, further maths, psychology, religious studies and media.

Lois Fowler, Borough Principal, New City College Hackney said: “Well done to all our students today who have worked hard to achieve these fantastic results. In a year when many A-level subjects changed, our students have been well supported and proved that they continue to do very well and achieve high grades.
It demonstrates the hard work and dedication of our students towards their studies and our teachers in helping them achieve the high grades they need to secure good university places.”

There was also high achievement in A-level law where over 80% of the students achieved high grades at A*, A and B.

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Other outstanding individual achievements by our students included:

Syeda Kaynath, from Stepney, who achieved two As in law and religious studies and a B in sociology and is progressing to SOAS University of London to study Law, along with classmate Fateha Rahman who achieved two As in law and religious studies and a C in English literature.

Monira Begum is progressing to Queen Mary’s university to study politics and international relations with her two Bs in religious studies and English and a C in classical civilisation.

Congratulations to all 2017 A-level students!