10 August 2021, Isleworth –
After another year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Year 13 students were relieved to collect their results on Tuesday – and in the mood to celebrate earning fantastic pathways to future careers.
A key mantra within our Sixth Form is to support students with their next steps “whatever they may be”. Supported by their subject specialist teachers, students have impressively maintained their focus on the next stage of education or an apprenticeship in the world of work. After a robust grade awarding process in school, these students are now setting their sights on a large range of inspirational settings.
In A levels, Deputy Head Boy Morgan Lawrence has earned a place at the prestigious King’s College London to read psychology, while classmate Billy Mwangi will join him at the same institution, studying an accounting and finance degree. Jack Shiels will pursue a career in law via a degree at the University of Leeds, while Tayyab Abbasi will study accounting and finance at Durham. Science A levels have inspired several students will study engineering, with Thomas Beagley and Ahmad Nuaymi taking the ‘mechanical’ route and Jakub Poskrop focusing on computing systems. Our other Deputy Head Boy Avi Saluja will study politics and international studies at Warwick. Not all students are heading to university right away, with Lars-Leander Volle one of our top performers who is taking a gap year to gain work and volunteering experience.
Our vocational results were as impressive as ever, with most students earning Distinction* and Distinction grades, as per usual. Our marks in vocational sport have been consistently at this levely for over six years, demonstrating the school’s pedigree in this area. Perhaps some of these students will pursue professional sporting careers like former Isleworth & Syon students Reece James (Chelsea FC and England) and Myles Peart-Harris (Brentford FC). Oliver Turner-Blake is heading the University of Mary Washington in Virginia USA – he will study international business alongside a rugby scholarship, joining a long line of Isleworthians who have taken this pathway.
The school’s reputation as a place of sporting excellence, inside and outside the classroom, continues apace. Amongst the vocational sport graduates are Joshua Dwyer and Nathaniel Lewis, who are both heading down to the coast to read sports therapy and sport & exercise science at Chichester and Bournemouth respectively. Lewis McLaughlin is staying closer to home, heading to St Mary’s University, Twickenham to read physical education, sport and youth development.
We run a mixed Sixth Form, meaning that all young people are welcome Two of our female students have been excellent ambassadors for the school, taking part in extra-curricular activities and integrating well into the school community. Our first-ever Head Girl, Alina Gangotra, will use her A levels in art, French and English literature to read architecture at the University of Nottingham. Cat Barrocas Marques took a mix of A levels (art) and vocational subjects (business), earning top grades in all. She is heading to Royal Holloway to read management with international business.
Headteacher Mr Ferguson commented, “I would like to give my sincere congratulations to all the students for their results. Our students have risen to the challenges of the past 18 months and should be extremely proud of what they have achieved. My thanks also to the staff who have worked tirelessly as both teachers and examiners this year. We wish students well with their next steps.”
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