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A Level Results Day: 88% of Charter School North Dulwich leavers secure first choice places

Eighty-eight per cent of Charter School North Dulwich leavers have secured places at their first choice university or art foundation course.

Around a third of the year group are going on to study at three Russell Group universities – Leeds, Manchester and Bristol.

In addition, ten students have been accepted onto highly competitive art foundation courses at University of the Arts London, Kingston and Ravensbourne. 

Overall, 64 per cent of A Level and Level 3 BTEC grades achieved were A or A*.

Those celebrating today included Sahar Abedipour (A*A*A*A*), Christabel Amankwaa-Tonto (A*A*A), Grace Fitter (A*AA), Lois Stanley (A*A*A), Stella Steed (A*A*A*) and Merrie Woodcock (A*A*A*) who all gained places to study medicine.

Luna Santeusanio, who gained an ABC, is off to study veterinary science at the Royal Veterinary College. 

Georgina Francis (A*A*A) narrowly missed out on offers to study dentistry due to the COVID cap on numbers, but she has already started a year-long dentistry apprenticeship and aims to reapply next year.

Liv Ekdawi (A*A*A) is off to read English and Amber Forrester (A*A*A) is off to study human sciences, both at Oxford.

Rory Chappell (A*A*A*) is due to study history at Cambridge whilst Sarah Challen Flynn (A*A*A*) and Liam Winning (A*A*A*) both turned down their Cambridge offers and will be studying at Edinburgh instead. 

Melanie Kirchner (A*A*A*A*) also turned down a Cambridge offer for natural sciences and will be continuing her studies in France. 

In a statement the school also wishes to highlight the following students who “particularly impressed us with their resilience in overcoming significant challenges during the lockdown periods” to gain first choice places: Dajean Bernard (BCC), Neneh Barrie (ABB), Hollie Vass (AAA), Nzube Uzoukwu (AAB) and Marcus Teigland Green (CCD). 

The school says it is continuing to support the minority who are yet to confirm their places or next steps, or anyone looking for apprenticeships or to reapply through UCAS.

Headteacher Christian Hicks said: “Once again, year thirteen has faced a set of circumstances that have created uncertainty and stress for them, and they have reacted with dignity and good grace. 

“We are immensely proud of the many success stories today, which are a direct result of students’ continued hard work over the past two years, where their learning has been significantly disrupted by the pandemic. 

“It has been a difficult eighteen months for year thirteen, and many of the usual events and experiences that reflect the excitement and richness of life in the sixth form have sadly not happened. 

“However, we all hope that the future looks brighter as we learn to live with COVID, and we wish them all the very best as they move on to the next stage of their careers, be that higher education, an apprenticeship or the world of work.”

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