A-level results joy at Paddington Academy and Westminster Academy

Five students are going to Cambridge University from former North West Community School

Friday, 17th August 2018 — By Tom Foot

Paddington A-level

Happy students at Paddington Academy

THE drizzle and down-pour didn’t stop sixth- formers jumping for joy as they tore open results and said goodbye to school for the final time.

Most students had already checked whether they had been got into university and college online before opening their slips at school in the traditional fashion.

Five students at West- minster Academy and Paddington Academy – which replaced North Westminster Community School – are going to Cambridge University.

At Westminster Academy, where students sit the International Baccalaureate instead of A-levels – Tatiana Nishizono-Miller is off to Cambridge to study Archaeology.

She said: “I’m really excited about the course at Cambridge, as well as joining societies and meeting new people.”

Tatiana ‘looking forward to meeting new people’

Tatiana was one of five students achieving more than 40 points – out of a possible 45 – including Karolina Bentkowska, Joaquim Dickson, Aysha Syeda and Arseniy Khovanski.

The IBCP blends a vocational, career-based course with at least two IB subjects and a similar core to the Diploma Programme.

Karolina: One of the top five scoring students at Westminster Academy

At Paddington Academy, Qamil Pajaziti is off to Cambridge Trinity Hall to read medicine after getting three A*s in Maths, Chemistry and Further Maths and an A in Biology. Izzy El-Dan- drawy, who got an A* in English and As in Histo- ry and Sociology is going to Fitzwilliam

College Cambridge to read history. They are the fifth and sixth students in the academy’s history to get a place at Oxbridge.

Offering all the students his congratulations, Peter Jones, principal at Paddington Academy, said: “While all our students deserve credit for their achievements, we are particularly pleased for Qamil and Izzy on their Cambridge offers. Their success demonstrates that our students can continue to compete with the best students from any school in the country.”

Adriana Sulka and Beslinda Musa 

The council has not run any secondary schools in Westminster for more than a decade after it handed over responsibility to various academy sponsors and charities under education reforms.

Cllr Jacqui Wilkinson, the council’s cabinet member for economic development and education, said: “My warmest congratulations go to the many young people across our city who will be celebrating today.

“Whether you now want to go to university, take an apprenticeship or spend time volunteering, we will work with the business community and our public institutions to make Westminster a city where everyone can develop their talents and build a career.”

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