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Havering results: Students at Havering Sixth Form ‘so happy’ with A-level results

PUBLISHED: 13:20 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:35 17 August 2017

Havering 6th form College A-Level results. Amina Begum, Umu Sheriff and Zahonie Mills

Havering 6th form College A-Level results. Amina Begum, Umu Sheriff and Zahonie Mills

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A Havering Sixth Form student whose illness forced her to miss a significant part of her course has met with A-level success.

Amina Begum, 17, triumphed over adversity and achieved two Cs in sociology and psychology.

The teenager was one of a number of students at the college in Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, who worked hard to achieve results needed to get into university.

“I am so shocked,” she said.

“I was ill and rarely in as I have had problems with my kidneys since birth. It got worse around December and I was barely in college but I did the best I could and I am very happy.”

Jamaal Purcell-Edwards, 18, achieved an A* in graphic communications, a C in English language, and a B in film studies and is now set to study at the University of Greenwich.

“I’m really happy,” he said.

“I exceeded what I needed to get into uni.”

Around 24 courses at the college achieved a pass rate of 100 per cent, with 80pc of courses achieving a pass rate of 90pc or more.

Sixty-four per cent of students achieved an A* to C grade, up 6pc from last year.

Umu Sherriff, 18, who obtained an A* in media and an A in sociology said she was “over the moon”.

“I’m confused,” she said.

“I cannot believe it. I wasn’t expecting it.”

Isabelle Matti, 18, will now attend the Imperial College London after gaining an A* in geology and two A’s in biology and maths.

“I cannot even describe how I feel,” she said.

“I didn’t expect the results I got. My mum was asleep when I left the house but I am going to call her and give her the good news.”

Principal, Paul Wakeling said: “We are very proud of this achievement for both our students and staff that will contribute towards our mission to be recognised regionally and nationally, as a centre of excellence for high quality education.”

A reminder to head to our dedicated A-level site by clicking here.

Send your pictures and stories to ralph.blackburn@archant.co.uk and tweet us @RomfordRecorder with the hashtag #Haveringresults.

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