Pupils at City of London Academy Southwark in Bermondsey have “weathered a very difficult storm” in achieving their grades today despite coronavirus, its principal said.
Among the success stories are eighteen-year-old Amelia Sandie, who will be studying in the States on a prestigious basketball scholarship with her A*AB grades.
Head Girl Mehad Ali is set to become a doctor after bagging top grades of A*AA, and is due to study medicine at University College London.
Others set to become doctors following success today include Cecille Quansah and Louisa Berdjane.
The eighteen-year-olds will take up their studies at King’s College London.
“Today marks a proud moment at the school and the culmination of many years of hard work by the staff and students,” said principal Mike Baxter.
“Like all schools in the country the past few months have been extremely challenging, but thanks to our dedicated teachers and our tenacious students we have managed to weather a very difficult storm.
“This year’s results day is very different, however it acts as an opportunity to reflect on the hard work that teachers and pupils have put in over the past two years.
“We wish each and every one of our students every success for the future.”
Others given special recognition by the school include basketball player Ravi Hickman-Singh, whose top grades of A*AA will see him studying Maths at Newcastle on a basketball scholarship.
Student Arjanit Shala is due to study economics at Queen Mary following top grades of A*AA, while Molly Harvey’s A*A*A grades will see her study Maths at prestigious Warwick University.