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Students at Christ the King Sixth Forms achieve record results

Students at Christ the King Sixth Forms achieve record results

Almost 1000 students at Christ the King Sixth Forms (CTK) are celebrating record successes in both A Level and BTEC qualifications with another great year of results and prestigious university destinations. Despite the challenges created by the COVID pandemic, students have shown resilience and determination to land top grades and university places. Christ the King has three sixth forms across Southeast London and Kent and yet again CTK students were able to achieve outstanding A Level and BTEC success and secure places at their chosen university destinations.

In the first set of A Level exams taken in the UK since COVID, students at CTK Aquinas have achieved record results, with a 99.2% A Level pass rate and 20 A Level subjects achieving a 100% pass rate. This is especially impressive being above the national UK pass rate of 98.4% in a year when grades were expected to fall.

Over 600 students at CTK studied BTEC extended qualifications (3 A Level equivalent) with a pass rate of 99% and 74% of those receiving Distinction or above. Many of these students have achieved places at highly competitive universities.

CTK Executive Principal, Shireen Razey said “I am so proud of our students as they move on to their chosen next steps. Despite the challenges of the COVID pandemic, students at each of our specialist Sixth Forms have shown real resilience and determination to succeed in their studies and I am delighted to be able to celebrate their outstanding results today. I know that the staff at CTK will join me in congratulating students on their hard work and impressive achievements on both BTEC and A Level courses. This is a phenomenal achievement and is testament to the hard work and dedication of the specialist teaching and support staff who have supported the students in their studies. I wish each of our students every future success in their university, apprenticeship and employment destinations and look forward to hearing of their great successes as CTK Alumni.”

Some student thoughts about their experience of studying at CTK:

Tony Ogbemudia Iyoha

A* - Maths / A - Further Maths / A* - Physics / B - Art

Oxford University

“By attending Christ the King, I have been able to challenge myself academically. From the academic demands of the Extended Project Qualification in the first year, to working closely in small groups with specialised tutors who are experts in their field, I have learned to be academically resilient, and goal driven. I had a passion for each of my subjects and a clear career aim which helped drive me through the challenges of A Level study. I am thankful for all the support I have received from the teachers, support staff and my peers at Christ the King that have enabled me to achieve great things whilst being part of this amazing sixth form. CTK has always encouraged me to aim high, which has led me to apply to the University of Oxford and I am so pleased to begin my studies there.”

Adeola Ojora

A - Sociology / A - Religious Studies / C - Psychology

“I am delighted with my results and look forward to going to my first-choice university to study Social Work this year. I am also pleased to have received the Metric Capital Scholarship which will help me whist at university. My time at CTK was a life-changing experience for me due to the extensive range of help, guidance and support made available to me. My teachers inspired me and gave me the motivation to succeed which fuelled my drive for success.”

Chief Hutton

B - Physics / B - Chemistry / B - Maths (EPQ – C)

Foundation year Mechanical Engineering at Queen Mary’s

“My hard work and consistent revision have helped me achieve these excellent results. I am looking forward to the next stage of my educational journey at Queen Mary's University studying Mechanical Engineering. During my time at Christ the King the teachers were dedicated and supportive in ensuring that I achieved my potential. I really enjoyed my learning at CTK as lessons were relevant, engaging and challenging, whilst cultivating a warm, dynamic atmosphere. I believe the sixth form ethos is 'hard work' and 'community' and this says it all! There are masses of extra-curricular, enrichment activities, that provided me with many opportunities in my subject areas and related career path.”

Heritage Osewa

A - Maths / B - Physics / C - Graphics

“I am delighted to have achieved the grades required that enables me to now go off to study Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University. Throughout my A Level studies, I have had a clear aim of how I wanted to progress onto university. My teachers at Christ the King have always been encouraging of me to work hard and aim for the highest grades. The teachers at CTK create the perfect learning environment with a range of opportunities that support your development, whilst inspiring you. I am very grateful for the opportunities given to me by CTK.”

Lauren Mens

A - Sociology / A - Business / B - Psychology

University of Birmingham - Accounting & Finance

“I am delighted with my results and am now looking forward to going off to my first-choice university of Birmingham. My teachers at Christ the King have supported me during my A Level studies, in a way that encouraged and inspired me. The chaplaincy and pastoral team also provided me with continual support that helped me develop and achieve my goals.”

Emmanuella Ansah

A - Psychology / A - French / B - Maths

Loughborough University - Accounting & Finance

“I am over the moon about my results. Over the past two years I have seen my progress improve.

I have loved the community activities I have taken part in that have brought the sixth form together. Being a Catholic sixth form has helped motivate me and support my spiritual well-being. I am looking forward to progressing to University.”

Bradley Mingiele

A* - Chemistry / A*- Maths / A* - Physics

Nottingham University – Physics

“I am in shock – three A*s. All my hard work paid off. At Christ the King I discovered I was resilient. My teachers really pushed me to be my best, I am in their debt, thank you for believing in me.”

Owen McCarthy

A - Biology / A - Maths / A - Psychology

Royal Holloway University – Psychology

“I am overwhelmed by my results. I have enjoyed my time at Christ the King and am thankful for all the support I have received. I would really recommend coming to CTK as the level of support offered by subject teachers is exceptionally good. The best thing about being a CTK student is being part of the friendliest group of students I have ever met.”

Roisin Meere

A - Politics / A - Sociology / B - History

Royal Holloway University - Law with a year in industry

“I am so excited and happy with my A Level results, they’re just what I needed and am delighted to have secured my place at Royal Holloway University. There have been times during COVID when I didn’t feel motivated, but the teachers did not give up on me and this really helped me. I am so proud of myself. Staff at Christ the King are also really proud of me too.”

Daniela Cerna

BTEC D*/D/D Health and Social Care

Criminology at University of East London

“The staff were always so caring and supportive. Even when I found my studies difficult, they helped and supported me. I was delighted when I won the Student Award at the Evening of Celebration, my mum was so proud.”

Amal Ahmed

BTEC D*/ D* / D* Applied Science

Queen Mary University (Biomedical Science)

“I really enjoyed my science lessons at CTK. Every week we completed practical activities that helped with my learning and build up my practical skills. My teacher helped prepare me for my interview at Queen Mary University. I am so excited to go and study there. My study tip is -Stay focused, work hard!”

Lisandro Piliciata


Engineering City University London (Aeronautical Engineering)

“The teachers supported me throughout my studies to ensure I kept on track. My goal was to become a female engineer and I am so pleased to be going to study at City University. I worked really hard and am thankful to all my inspirational teachers.”

Sheinz Elmaz- Golding

BTEC D*/ D / D Art

University Art Camberwell London

“I have enjoyed my time at CTK and am delighted to be going to study at the university of Camberwell to study Art. Not only did CTK support me with my course but also in applying to be the Young Mayor of Lewisham. The teachers gave me the confidence to aim high and reach my goals. My work was part of an exhibition in Lewisham shopping centre, it was amazing. My top tip would be to believe in yourself and keep working hard so that you achieve.”

Lina Asaba Grade

BTEC D / D / D Business

“I would like to thank my Business teacher for their support and guidance throughout the course. I especially enjoyed my work experience and the work we did fundraising for charities. We raised money for a children’s hospice. I have developed great team skills during my time at CTK and have lovely memories.”

Precious Amusu

BTEC D*/ D*/ D* Health & Social Care

“I'm incredibly appreciative of all the support and assistance I received throughout my course. From the beginning, the staff recognised my ability and didn't give up on me. My teachers were excellent; besides providing quality education, they showed concern for our mental wellbeing and regularly checked in with me. The teachers are highly approachable and encouraging. The learning environment at CTK is exceptionally inspiring, motivating and encourages me to give it my all.

It will be exciting to explore the various aspects of midwifery after I complete my midwifery course at the City university of London.”

Somkelechi Austen-Okoronkwo

BTEC D* / D*/ D

Birmingham University – Business and Management

“The environment at Christ the King has been supportive and inspiring, as it has allowed me to achieve these outstanding grades. All my teachers inspired me to reach for the stars and achieve the best of my grades; simply because the support was incredible. I’ve learnt many things whilst at Christ the King, and I feel like I’ll be able to use the techniques and skills to further achieve in life. I will never forget the time here and cherish the memories.”

Hasina Shahab

BTEC D*/ D*/ D*

City University of London – Midwifery

“The teachers motivated and encouraged me to always do my best. There were many available workshops during lunch and after school. Doing BTEC was the best decision. The support I have been given has been immense.”