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Summer 2021 Press Release

Preston Manor VI Form students celebrate success again!

We are so ecstatic! 

In a year that has seen much uncertainty within our communities, Preston Manor staff are brimming with absolute pride to see their Sixth Form students flying high once again with their outstanding A level results.

Sixth Form students, with their teachers' support, have worked incredibly hard  and have been incredibly resilient in ensuring they performed as well as possible in the assessments which were used to evidence their grades.  All grades were checked by the school and exam board to ensure their accuracy, which has been a monumental task! 

“We are exceptionally proud of a group of 9 students who scored A* in all of their subjects, totalling between them 30 A* grades”.

Of them,
,  Antony Antoniu achieved  A*A*A*A* in Chemistry, Further Maths, Maths and Physics and will be going onto study Computer Science at Warwick University.

 Jaymit Patel was awardedA*A*A*A* in Computer Science, Further Maths, Maths & Physics.  Jaymit said “This has been a really tough year but I am thankful to all the teachers  for  supporting me and pushing me to do the best I can. I am really looking forward to beginning my degree in Computer Science at the University of Bath”


 Nandini Chavda A*A*A*A* in Chemistry, Further Maths, Maths and Physics also off to study Computer Science at University College London


 Sarah Asse A*A*A* in English Literature, History, Government + Politics will be beginning a Law degree at Kings College London.  Sarah said “This year has been a real challenge but the support from all my teachers, my parents and my friends  has made it possible for me to realise my dreams”

 Ridwan Hussien also secured A*A*A* in Maths, Physics and Religious Studies. Ridwan is going onto  KIngs College London as well 

 Yasmine Safieddine achieved A*A*A* in English Literature, Media Studies and Religious Studies. She is off to the University of West London to take up a degree in Film.

Despite an increase of one fifth in applications for highly competitive Medicine courses, a number of our students have once again not only succeeded in getting the offers but also secured the grades. We are extremely proud of all of them and in particular:  Mariam El Tobgy securing  her place to take up Medicine at the University of Oxford.

Sujata Dhakal & Majaan Roufi who will both be studying for a Medical degree at QML.
 Sujata Dhakal said “With resilience and determination even the biggest of dreams are possible. A huge thankyou to my family, friends and teachers for their unconditional support!”

We are also delighted that so many of our students have secured their first choice destinations to include universities such as Imperial, London School of Economics, Kings, Warwick and high quality apprenticeships as PriceWaterhouseCooper.  Some of these students include:

 Asan Masruri was awarded 2A*s and an A in Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

“I am going to Imperial to study for a degree in Chemical Engineering.  I wanted to say thankyou to all the teachers for their support during a really tough year.


 Disha Borse, our Head Girl who also secured top grades and is off to begin her International relations degree at the University of Glasgow and had this to say “I’m really thankful to the staff at Preston manor, you’ve been a big part of my success here and I am so grateful for this! 

Ms Wilding, Sixth Form Lead  for Progression and Enrichment  who has mentored the students on their journey to university and prepared many of them for the most competitive courses said: ‘Our students worked incredibly hard to secure these results and deserve their success. They are now ready to go on to replicate this success at university.’’ 

Headteacher Beth Kobel added: “I am so proud of our students here at Preston Manor. They have worked incredibly hard and have achieved so very much throughout their time at school, well beyond exams. However, today is about celebrating their results and I am really pleased for them.  Our students have shown resilience and determination throughout an incredibly challenging time.  We are all very proud of what they have achieved and I know they will be successful in their next steps.”

Mrs Surani, Head of Sixth Form stated: “This year group has never used COVID as an excuse to not chase their dreams. Through all of the challenges  they have been faced with they remained resolute, determined and focussed. Armed with a fantastic work ethic and a can-do attitude, the successes they have achieved are well deserved and I am so proud of them. We wish them all the best for their futures”.