Central Foundation Celebrates
Central Foundation Boys’ School students are celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results.
82% of students achieved 5 A* to C including English and Maths. This is the first time that an Islington school has achieved over 80% for this key figure. Last year the school’s GCSE results placed them in the top 100 schools in the country on the added value measure. This year’s results are significantly stronger than the previous year’s.
The achievement of the students was exceptional in many subjects. In Biology, Chemistry and Physics 65 % of all grades were at A* or A. In Maths 90% of students achieved a grade C or better with 30% of all grades at A or A*. In English 85% of all students achieved a grade C or better.
A number of individual success stories stand out.
The school’s Head Boy Nat Erickson, Abhishek Deb, Tsz Hey Lam and Yaqub Mamoon all achieved 9A/A*s, while Otto Sumray achieved 8A*s and 2As.
Following close behind Mateen Abbas, Rajeeth Alagendran, Pablo Anto Ojeda, Umyar Chowdhury, Chinmoy Deb, Govinda Deb, Khalid Muruz, Zabirul Hassan and Freddy Quevedo all achieved 6 or more A*/As.
“These are an amazing set of results for the students. They are the consequence of their hard work and dedication which is matched by the huge input they are given by their teachers.
Central Foundation believes that every young person can be successful – these results demonstrate that we have turned this belief into a reality. Most of our students will be joining our sixth form consortium, IC6, and we expect to see them to be knocking on the doors of the country’s top universities and employers in the next few years’’
- Jamie Brownhill, Headteacher
A Level success
Central Foundation Boys’ School students are celebrating some outstanding results in their A levels. The pass rate at A level was 100%, with 50% of those grades at either A or B grade.
Despite a national decline in top grades awarded the school has seen a very significant increase in students achieving top grades with 23% of all grades being either A or A*.
The results of the students illustrate the very strong performance across the traditional subjects favoured by universities. The students performed particularly strongly in the ‘harder’ subjects favoured by universities especially the Sciences and Maths. In Maths A level 50% of the grades achieved by the students were either A or A*.
A number of students are off to top universities including Russell Group Universities. These include the following students who all met their offer for their chosen university.
Tahmid Chowdhury achieved 3 A grades and will be studying Law at New College. As well as working to achieve these excellent grades Tahmid wrote and directed two plays during the year, one that was performed in the West End. He is standing as a prospective Islington councillor at the next local elections. New College is a university that was set up two years ago by a group of top academics to rival Oxford and Cambridge, last year only 12 state school students managed to secure a place.
The environment is really special, all the staff here are really amazing but I think the students make the school a special place and I think that’s going to carry on.
Adrian Hracki achieved an A*, A and a B grade and will be studying Pharmacology at UCL.
I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. I’d like to thank everyone at Central Foundation for giving me the opportunity to study here and for all the extra-curriculur activities: science club, student council, school plays and the library.
Mohammed Hussan achieved an A*, A and a A grade and will be studying Civil Engineering at Durham University.
Tahmid Islam achieved 2 As and a B grade and will be studying Economics and Politics at Queen Mary College.
Mariam Mahmoud achieved 2 As and a B and will be studying Maths at Queen Mary College.
Raizan Kasham achieved an A* and 2 Bs and will be studying Maths at Queen Mary College.
Shahan Lake achieved 2 As and a B and will be studying Economics at York University. He has deferred his place to take up the ING Group on their offer of an internship for the Dutch multinational bank.
The teachers here are very supportive, I think more than they would be at a college. I found my A levels challenging and enjoyed them.
Salman Rahman achieved an A and 2 Bs and will be studying Biomedical Science at St George Medical School.
The students who followed a vocational course in the Sixth Form were equally successful. The pass rate on these courses was 100%. Many of the students completing these vocational courses go onto university. Nooruzzaman Chowdhury achieved the highest grades possible, three distinctions, on his BTEC Business Course and will be studying Global Financial Management at Regent’s University.
The School has experienced a significant increase in the number of students achieving places at the top universities. The A level students were supported throughout their A levels by being part of the ‘Key Project’. This project is a partnership between the school, the international law firm, Slaughter and May, and the charity, Access. The students are provided with individual tutors for their subjects and are supported in the application process for university.
In line with the national trend a number of students have decided to take up apprenticeships after Sixth Form study rather than go onto university. The School runs a programme called ‘Central Futures’ that supports these students to find high quality employment and training. Connor Gardner, who achieved three distinctions in his IT BTEC has secured an apprenticeship through the Tech City Stars apprenticeship programme. This programme provides employment and vocational training with some of the many technology firms that have set up in the last five years in the area of Old Street Roundabout.