Year 13 Destinations Success

Tuesday 18 August 2020

KSA Sixth Form is once again celebrating a set of amazing Year 13 destinations.

Despite the unique challenges faced by our Class of 2020, we are proud of the work that the students did prior to lockdown with their UCAS applications which enabled them to secure outstanding offers from top universities. Their hard work and belief in aiming high meant that our Year 13 students have been able to progress to some of the best universities in the country. While the changes in how grades are awarded mean that some students are still working with universities to secure the best place possible, the vast majority of Year 13 will be going to their first choice university and all have a confirmed place for September.

We are delighted to say that currently 79% of our students will be going to a selective or better university and 27% of students will be going to a super selective university (one of the best universities in the country).  Our universities this year include UCL, Bristol, Warwick, Oxford, Kings and LSE (to be confirmed).

As ever, KSA students have pursued a wide range of courses, reflecting their individual passion and the huge amount of thought they have put into their university choices. We have courses ranging from the scientific, such as software engineering and biochemistry; business specialists studying real estate or international business management; and our social sciences and humanities students studying courses such as PPE and History. We are of course particularly proud of a student going into the teaching profession by studying primary education.

Zak is our first student to study at the prestigious University of Bristol where he will read English Literature and Film. He said ‘I can’t wait to begin my next chapter and I am looking forward to my beginning my career. I chose English Lit and Film, because I am passionate about film and literature. The Bristol course is engaging and gives lots of freedom for me to explore many different optional modules and I love the vibrant city which has a uniqueness that makes it different to London but still buzzing’

Aziz, the former Westminster Youth MP is appropriately going on to read the highly competitive Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Warwick. He said ‘I am excited for the independence Warwick will bring and I am ready to take control of my own learning at university. PPE’s three disciplines provide a template of how the world works and its mechanics and how issues are intertwined – I can’t wait to begin!’

Fatima continues our record of sending students to the University of Oxford in the last three years. She is the first person to go on to read Arabic from KSA and will be going to Wadham College. She said ‘The application process was long and hard, knowing I am in brings relief and makes me motivated to start. Oxford is so different and a unique experience, it will help me stand out, and I am excited about tutorials - but who knows what it will be like! Arabic and languages are my passion, I will explore the history and politics of the Arabic world and this is the part of the course I am most looking forward to.’

We are exceptionally proud of all of our Class of 2020 for showing their dedication and resilience during this exceptionally tough year. We also thank our amazing teachers who sat with students on results day and supported them in phoning universities and securing their university places. The class of 2020 really do reflect the KSA values of aiming high and will lead the way for our younger pupils to aspire to similar outcomes. We look forward to welcoming them all back to school in due course to recognise and learn from their achievements.

Well done Class of 2020!