Another year of great A Level results! Congratulations to all our Year 13 students

16 August 2018

In spite of this being the first year of the new, tougher A Levels, SMMA students have risen to the challenge with around a quarter of all grades at A* and A and really strong results across the cohort.

Students achieved A* and A grades in the full range of subjects and are off to some great universities; over the past three years we have had six students heading to Oxford or Cambridge, others to elite international universities including the University of British Columbia, Sciences Po and Utrecht. Our highest performers have opted for the top London Universities with Eranda and Josh off to Kings College London for English and Computer Science respectively and Darinnara reading Chemistry at Imperial, all achieving straight A* and A grades.

Other courses being taken up by our students this year include: Medicine, Pharmacy, Politics and International Relations, PPE, Economics, Law, Electronic Engineering, Performing Arts, History, Arts and Sciences, Geography and Architecture.

Headteacher Vicky Linsley says: ‘Such a strong set of results mean that most students have been accepted by their first choice university this morning. These include the top London Universities of Imperial, UCL and Kings and other Russell Group Unis including Warwick, Manchester, Nottingham and QMUL.’

The class of 2017 was the most academically comprehensive year group that the Academy has accepted on entry and so the overall pass rate of 98% is very pleasing. Furthermore, supportive pastoral care, well written personal statements and strong references combined to secure a large number of unconditional places for students this year. These included Jordan, Head Student, heading off for a degree at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama following her outstanding performance at interview.

Director of Sixth Form Shabaz Sayed said “The year group made excellent progress and are heading off to a range of degrees and higher apprenticeships. I am proud of all the students and would like to both congratulate them and thank their parents and the staff who supported them on this two-year journey.”


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