Thousands of students across the UK received their A level results yesterday, including those at Barnet and Southgate College. Results across all the College’s A level subjects were again impressive, with almost a third of these being awarded grades A*- B.
One such student is 19 year-old Baran Atilmis, who is elated to be going to Cambridge University’s prestigious Sidney Sussex College.
Baran (pictured) said: “Studying at Barnet and Southgate College was a watershed moment in my academic journey. With plenty of faculty and teacher support I was able to excel both academically and personally. With my new-found ability and confidence I applied to study Human, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and was fortunately able to secure my offer, achieving A*A A in my A Levels. I and many others are living proof that, with the support and guidance offered at Barnet and Southgate, your aspirations are the only obstacle to achieving academic success”
Another A level student, Phoebe Georgiou, said:
"I’m ecstatic to have been offered a place studying History at the University of Exeter. This was always my first choice and I can’t thank Barnet and Southgate College enough for the unbelievable support I received from my teachers throughout my two years there. Every step of the way they’ve encouraged me to aim high and helped me get the grades I needed. Thank you!"
Neil Coker, Principal at Barnet and Southgate College said:
“We are pleased to celebrate our students’ A Level success with them as we see another year of improved overall grades for the students of Barnet and Southgate College. There have been some notable individual achievements which we are really proud of, but it is great to see so many students do so well in what we all recognise is a difficult year. We are extremely pleased that, in spite of the uncertainty created for young people, so many of our students are now looking forward to progressing to university and many to their first choice.
We are also now supporting students from across our region who want advice and guidance about their next steps with some looking to join Barnet and Southgate College to improve their A Level profile, and others who are looking to stay local and access our successful higher education and degree courses.”