A Level Results


Pupils from Mossbourne Community Academy Sixth Form celebrated this morning as they received exceptional A level results once again.


A staggering 40% of students from the academy in Hackney, achieved grades of A*to A while 90% achieved A*- C grades.


Five pupils racked up straight A*s – and a further 7 received confirmed Oxbridge places and four students accepted to study medicine and dentistry.


One of them, Sumyya Jaigirdar, 18 who joined Mossbourne for sixth form and will go on to  study dentistry at Queen Mary, said: “The teachers were very supportive and went the extra mile to help with my personal statement and UCAS forms.”


Staff at Mossbourne work hard to create an atmosphere that ensures every young person gets the opportunity to succeed, even when faced with challenging circumstances.


Franklin Nnodi, 18 who broke his leg in a basketball match representing Hackney three days before his maths exam, said: “It was a horrific injury and I was super devastated. I called Dr. Lienert, the head of sixth form even before I called my parents because I knew she’d be able to calm me down and come up with a plan.”


Despite the accident, Franklin achieved AAB grades and will go on to study Economics at Manchester University.


He added: “Mossbourne really took care of me and made sure that I was ok not only education-wise but I felt so loved during my time here, especially after the accident.”


The academy is dedicated to helping students from all backgrounds, for example Abdurrahim Rawat,is the first in his family to go to university and has achieved straight A*s.


The 18-year-old has planned to take a gap year before going to study economics at London School of Economics. He said: “Mossbourne will help you achieve the grades you are capable of, they care about you as an individual and that’s why all the students develop such great relationship with the teachers. This is really important as we always felt comfortable to ask them for help.”


Dr Suzanne Lienart, Head of Sixth Form said she is  “absolutely ecstatic” at the number of pupils who have been accepted onto their university offers.


“I’m exceptionally proud of the students and the results they have achieved, I think it goes to show what a culture of belief and care can do to really support the children.”


CEO of the Mossbourne Federation, Peter Hughes said: “The results are an amazing achievement and a real testament to the hard work of the students, their teachers and families. At Mossbourne we are dedicated to providing the best opportunities for all our students, wherever their talents and passions lie.


“I am particularly proud to see four of our students head off to study medicine, having benefited from our unique medical bursary programme, which is ground breaking in the state sector, giving pupils access to incredible opportunities usually only available to those in private education.”

GCSE Results

Mossbourne Community Academy is celebrating another excellent GCSE results day: 54 pupils secured 161 grade 9 scores, equivalent to a former A**.


There were smiles all round from pupils this morning after 87% of pupils achieved five 9 – 4 (A**-C) grades and 70% received 9 – 5 (A**-B) including English and mathematics.


Over 60% of students achieved a grade 7 and above in non-core subjects including music and French and German. The average grade for triple science, studied by 100 students, was a grade 7.


Three of the most successful students, Mia Rupani, Madeline Coole and Zuhri Oliver James, are now looking forward to continuing their studies at Mossbourne Sixth Form, after they all achieved impressive results including nine grade 9s.


Mia Rupani, said the grades were “not expected at all… I wrote down the grades I thought I was going to get on my phone and they were all 6s and 7s.


Mia, who achieved nine grade 9s, one grade 8 and one A*, said: “I give all the credit to the teachers, every time I went to them for help, advice and extra work, they were so willing to help me and I can’t thank Mossbourne teachers enough for that.” Mia plans to study A Levels in physics, mathematics and Spanish in September.


Madeline Coode, who would like to read Medicine at University said she was “pleasantly surprised” with her high grades – which included nine grade 9s, one grade 8 and one A* including, English Literature, Spanish and physics.


She said: “I am going to stay at Mossbourne for my A-levels as the support provided here is excellent. The teachers are brilliant and give you all the extra help you need.”


Madeline has applied for the Medical Bursary programme, which is a bespoke Mossbourne run initiative to help students who would like to pursue a medical career receive private school equivalent support.


Zuhri Oliver James, who achieved five grade 9s, four grade 8s and one A* said he will continue to study at the Mossbourne Sixth Form as the teachers are “organised and supportive.”


He added: “They sacrifice a lot of time and put in a lot of effort. Studying here has not only helped me to achieve good grades but I’ve also taken up rowing which has enabled me to make friends and grow as a person.”


He will be studying geography, biology and psychology at the Mossbourne Sixth Form because he really likes the “community spirit and opportunities available” at the Academy.


Peter Hughes, CEO of the Mossbourne Federation, was “delighted” with the results.


He added: “These results show yet again, that with hard work, determination and the right attitude, success is achievable. The students have done exceptionally well, especially given the new grading system this year, which meant pupils received numerical grades in most subjects.


“I am delighted that the new top grade 9 score was awarded so many times to our pupils, which I am certain are among the best results in the country. I would like to congratulate the pupils, staff and parents and thank them for all their hard work.”