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A-Level success stories at Christ the King Sixth Form

BEAMING: Christ the King student Jemima Demi-Ejegi was pleased with her A-Level results

STUDENTS AND staff at Christ the King Sixth Form are celebrating another year of outstanding examination success and a happy student shares her reaction to landing two 'A' grades and a 'B'.

A-Level results at the college are once again above the national benchmark and students have progressed onto some of the most prestigious universities in the country.

The success of Christ The King students, who are based at three campuses in south east London and Kent, comes in the context of new linear A-Levels, whereby students take examinations at the end of their course rather than being tested in stages throughout the programme. The uncertainty of the potential impact of the change caused anxiety for both teachers and students at the college. However, the outcomes did much to settle their fears.

Rob McAuliffe, newly-appointed Executive Principal, said:

“I am so proud of all of our staff and students. At each of the three colleges that form Christ the King our students have achieved at or above national benchmarks. This is excellent news. The combination and achievement of young people in this part of south east London is to be celebrated.

"At Christ the King our targeted approach to learning and study ensures that we harness our students’ ambition and support their success.

"We are very happy with these results.”

A-GRADE CALIBRE

Jemima Demi-Ejegi, 18, studied A-Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths at the St. Mary’s campus in Sidcup, Kent and will go on to study Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Demi-Ejegi got two 'A' grades, one in Biology and one in Chemistry and a 'B' grade in Maths. She shared:

"I’ve been having sleepless nights but now I am so happy and grateful to God; I am so happy all the hard work has paid off. I feel that all my effort has been worth it to achieve my goal and I can become a doctor.

"Christ the King has given me the opportunity to be the best that I can be. I really feel I was offered the support I needed to get to study medicine. For example, the college paid for my Bio-Medical Admissions Test (BMAT) which really allowed me to go on to do medicine; they also supported me to achieve well in this.
Doing the Pre-U in Year 12 was also vital as it improved my skills and helped me build my confidence.

"All my teachers were always willing to support me and give-up extra time.

"Having a clear goal was crucial in motivating me. I also took avenge of every opportunity the college offered: the lectures by external speakers, Kings College access, clinical skills workshops, carers and interview advice; the list is endless."

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