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Mohammed, Sirdas, Mithursan, Brandan, Serkan and Fahim all achieved multiple A*s

Mohammed, Sirdas, Mithursan, Brandan, Serkan and Fahim all achieved multiple A*s

On the eve of Central Foundation Boys’ School’s 150th anniversary, its students are celebrating another outstanding set of GCSE results. 85% of the pupils achieved an A* to C in both English and Maths.

The students achieved exceptional outcomes in the core subjects of Maths, English and Science. In English language and literature, 90% of the students achieved A* to C with 29% achieving A or A*. In Maths, 90% of the students achieved A* to C with 37% of the whole cohort achieving an A* or A. 87% of students achieved at least a C grade in Science, with 30% achieving A* or A.

There has been outstanding attainment and progress from students of all abilities with 28% of all grades at GCSE awarded as A* or A.  Across the whole Year group 83% of the pupils achieved at least 5 A* to Cs including English and Maths.

There was exceptional student performance across the breadth of the curriculum with EBacc subjects performing particularly well including Computing (96% A*-C), Spanish (87%), History (84%) and Geography (82%). ICT and Business Studies GCSE results were once again outstanding with A*-C% of 93% and 84% respectively. The creative faculty was well represented with Music results of 86%.

Among the results, there were many individual success stories including:

Sirdas Aba who achieved 11 A*s.

Mithursan Alagendran, Brandan Josiah and Serkan Marasli who all achieved 9 A*s and 3 As.

Samuel Alferink-Kamara who achieved 7 A*s and 4 As.

Fahim Mohammed who achieved 7 A*s and 3 As.

Mohamed Saci who achieved 6 A*s and 6 As.

Headteacher Jamie Brownhill said, “Central Foundation believes every young person can be successful whatever their starting point or background and our results demonstrate that we have made this belief a reality. Our students have made exceptional progress throughout their time at the school and we are particularly delighted at the large number of A and A* grades.”


Abdirizakh Buwe, Ntuthuko Nkosi and Aiyah Mahmoud celebrate their A*s and As

Central Foundation Boys’ School students are celebrating some outstanding A Level and BTEC results. The pass rate for both A Levels and BTECs was 99%, with 89% of those grades at A* – C grade and 62% at A*-B. This set of results places the school within the top 15% of A Level providers in the country.


The students performed particularly strongly in the ‘harder’ subjects favoured by universities especially the Sciences and Maths. In Maths, 75% of grades were A* – B. Across all three Sciences, two thirds of students earned an A* – C grade. In Economics & Business 83% of students achieved an A* – B grade, while in Computing, History and Fine Art 100% of pupils earned an A* – C grade.

Through the support of the school, its teachers and tutoring programme, the school is sending a large number of students to universities, including those from the top Russell Group of universities. The Russell Group destinations for our pupils include University of Birmingham, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, Queen Mary University and University College London.

Some notable student achievements include:

Abdirizakh Buwe achieved an A* in History and 2 As in Geography and Psychology and will be going on to study Politics and International Relations at Manchester University.

Aiyah Mahmoud achieved an A* in Business Studies and 2 As in Economics and Sociology and will be going on to study Economics at Birmingham University.

Domenik Cleovoulou achieved an A in Biology and 2 Bs in Chemistry and Maths and has secured a place to study Pharmacy at UCL.

Ntuthuko Nkosi achieved an A in English Literature and 2 Bs in History and Philosophy and will be going on to study English Literature at Manchester University.

Central Foundation Boys’ School students also achieved great success in the vocational courses they studied. 100% of pupils passed their BTEC courses with 77% of grades being at Distinction, equivalent to an A at A Level.

There was particular success in BTEC Science where 10 of the 14 students were awarded Distinctions, equivalent to an A at A Level.

Harlee Clare achieved a double Distinction* in Business and a Distinction* in Hospitality, equivalent to three A*s at A Level and will study International Business at Sussex University.

Liam Donaldson and Baran Ulger achieved triple Distinction* in BTEC business; Liam has been successfully placed in a banking apprenticeship with the Royal Bank of Scotland and Baran has begun a career in sales.

Calum Davidson, Idman Hussein Christiana Oyefolu all achieved triple Distinction* in BTEC science. Calum has secured a pharmacy technician apprenticeship, Idman has secured a place to study Medical Physiology at University of East London and Christiana will go on to study Biomedical Science at Brunel University.

The A level students were supported in their university and apprenticeship applications by the Central Futures Team, a dedicated team of professionals who assist students in their paths after school and work with ‘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 one-on-one tutoring for their subjects and are supported in the application process for university throughout the academic year.

Headteacher Jamie Brownhill said, “We are delighted with the results our students have achieved and the large number of high quality university places and work placements that they have secured. The students are to be congratulated on their efforts alongside the dedicated work of their teachers. We see the fruits of the work between the students, the school and our partners in providing high quality teaching, pastoral support and guidance to all of our students to ensure that they fulfil their potential.”