Harris Academy East Dulwich’s Sixth Form has paid tribute to its A Level students’ ‘outstanding achievements in the face of adversity’.
During the national lockdowns they lost around a quarter of face-to-face teaching time.
High achievers singled out by the school for particular praise include Adrian Porteros Rubio, who has secured an engineering apprenticeship with Amazon after achieving and A, A and distinction* in maths, physics and IT.
He said: “I am happy to have finished my A Levels with great results with the next step being a mechatronics engineer apprentice at Amazon.
“I would love to thank all my teachers for their support throughout the past seven years at Harris Boys Academy East Dulwich and to my family for being there at all times. Thank you.”
Fernando Gonzalez Ojeda will be joining KPMG to begin his apprenticeship after securing A, A, B in physics, history and economics.
While Lexi Lloyd-Smith will be heading to the University of Alabama after receiving a football scholarship.
Lexi achieved double Distinction* in her sport diploma and a distinction in her CTEC business.
Students going to some of the UK’s top universities include Yussuf Seidi, who will be studying physics with astrophysics and cosmology at King’s College London University after gaining A, B, C in physics, history and maths.
Student Yesim Tasdemi has made history as the first from Harris Academy Girls in East Dulwich to secure a place to study medicine. She achieved three As in maths, biology and chemistry.
Principal Peter Groves, from Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich, said: “We want to wish a huge congratulations to all our students on their fantastic results today.
“We are hugely proud of them all and have full confidence that they will all continue to achieve great things.
“Despite all the challenges thrown at them, they have shone brightly.
“We wish them all the best of luck as they embark on the next exciting chapter of their lives.”