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Tottenham teenagers celebrate A-Level results
Teenagers from across the borough have been celebrating after getting their A-Level results today.
Pupils from the Haringey Sixth Form Centre, in White Hart Lane, Tottenham, anxiously waited to find out if they got the grades they needed to secure a pace at university or on a vocational course.
Many left happy with 62 per cent of pupils at the college achieving grades A*-C, up from 52 per cent last year.
Among the pupils was Melissa Cifci, from Tottenham who got two A* and an A in Politics, Law and History and is the first student from the college to get a place at Cambridge.
The 19-year-old said: “I’m just so overwhelmed and relieved really. I have to say I was a bit apprehensive about the results, but now I'm just really excited.
“When I was first offered a place to go to Cambridge I was so happy, but I have been a bit nervous and just worked as hard as I could to get the grades I needed.”
Miss Cifci will be studying Politics, Philosophy and Sociology at Pembroke College, Cambridge and hopes one day to go into politics.
Another happy pupil was Ayuk Marchant, from Northumberland Park, who got an A* in Maths, A in chemistry and a B in Physics.
The 18-year-old said: “I’m over the moon. I’ve put in so much hard work with extra classes after school and the teachers have really pushed me.”
Mr Marchant will now be studying Civil Engineering at Warwick University with plans of becoming an engineer or architect.
Shamon Miah, 18, from Tottenham got an A*, A and a B in Maths, Chemistry and Biology, and will be studying Biochemistry at UCL.
He said: “I’m really pleased but it hasn’t sunk in really. People say exams are getting easier but I don't think A-Levels are getting easier. It’s just that we are all working harder to ghet what we want.”
Principal June Jarrett said: “We’re all really proud of the students and their grades. There have been some brilliant results and the college’s trend of results continues to rise.
“I’m just pleased for all of them, they have all put in so much hard work and I think our students show the real Tottenham.”
Today’s results mark another increase in A Level results for the college, which opened in September 2007 with purpose-built facilities as a result of Government funding.
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