Meet some Academy 6 students who have achieved outstanding success in their A Levels this year

Damien Robinson left school at 16 and entered the building profession as a labourer. After becoming disillusioned with his prospects, he decided to rejoin College at 21. Damien has displayed an exemplary attitude and application over two years. He has actively supported other students, participating fully in all activities and securing A* grades and two A grades at A2. Damien is now studying Psychology at Bath University.

Lucy McDonald was delighted to achieve two A grades in Biology and Psychology, along with a B grade in Law and has headed to Norwich University to study Paediatric Nursing, with the ambition of transferfing into Medicine. 'I am absolutely overjoyed with my results', said Lucy, 'and so grateful for all the support I received at the College. I would recommend SCCH to anyone wishing to study A-levels.'

Sean Adams achieved an A* in Mathematic, two A’s in Further Mathematics and Psychology and a B in Economics. He is now studying Mathematics with Economics at Sussex University. 'I really enjoyed my time at Academy 6 and greatly appreciate the effort that all the teachers put in for me. I hadn’t thought I could ever achieve such high grades.'

Suzan Ozkan is now into the first term of a Zoology degree at the prestigious Exeter University, having achieved two A grades in Biology and Chemistry, along with a National Diploma. 'I really appreciate the fact that staff at the college are very approachable and supportive. They regularly took the time to help me outside lessons, which makes a big difference. This definitely helped me to succeed.'

Kayleigh Davies is in her second year at A6, having faced considerable challenges at her secondary school, where she was affected by a large number of supply and student teachers for most of her GCSE courses. In her first year, she showed an exemplary attendance and punctuality. This resulted in outstanding performances in her examinations. She has recently achieved, 113 and 110 UMS in her two AS Biology exams (A*). Kayleigh will re-sit her GCSE Biology in her own time this year to get it to a grade A, and has a well-informed intention to study Law at university.

And some who finished their A Levels last year...

Hayley Mitchell gained an A* in graphics, a B in ICT and a B in psychology. She is now studying Primary Education at the University of Chichester.
Kelly Williams is now in her second year at the University of Canterbury, thanks to securing grade A in Psychology, B in Biology and B in English Literature.
Justine Streeton achieved A*, A and B is now studying law at the University of Kent.
Mark Elson’s achievement of grades A, A, B allowed him to gain a scholarship to study Biochemistry at Surrey University
Nneoma Okeke is an undergraduate at Kings University, reading Biomedical Science thanks to securing AAB at A2 level.

And some who have just completed their International Baccalaureate

Ash-girl Chapfuwa joined Academy 6 from Zimbabwe and achieved an outstanding 39/45 in the International Baccalaureate. ‘I have enjoyed the fact that Academy six is a small community', said Ash-girl, 'where the teachers have a close relationship with the students, thus making it easier for students to share their views on various issues. Academy 6 has taught me to be myself and be able to respect other people’s culture even if they differ from my mine, because everyone is treated equally here.’

Ash-girl intends to pursue a career in Engineering after being awarded a scholarship to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). She then hopes to work as an engineer as well as give other disadvantaged children a chance to receive outstanding education.

Naomi Meier, 19, from Robertsbridge achieved 41/45 and Jutta Toscano, 18, from Italy, achieved 40/45. Jutta intends to study Chemistry at Oxford and said; ‘I’m really excited about my future. Academy 6 has opened so many doors for me.’

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