Well done to our Year 13 students who have achieved the grades needed to follow their dreams.

A-Level student Wesley Condren will shortly be packing his bags for Oxford, having secured a place to study Engineering at the prestigious university.

Wesley is celebrating after achieving outstanding A-level grades: three A*s in Chemistry, Maths and Physics, and As in Further Maths and the Extended Project .

18 year old Wesley said,

“I am really pleased with my results. I am looking forward to studying at Oxford University and hope to have a career as a Mechanical Engineer.”

Other Tong Leadership Academy students celebrating include Hanita Kaur, who achieved three As in Biology, Chemistry and Maths at A-Level. Hanita will progress to study Dentistry at the University of Birmingham.

Hanita commented,

“I feel amazing. This is the happiest feeling ever! After working so hard for two years, all of my dreams have come true.”

Mayar Hamed has achieved a Double Distinction Star in BTEC Sport and a Distinction Star in BTEC Science, enabling her to progress to Leeds Beckett University to study Sport and Exercise Science.

Mayar said,

“I’m really pleased with my results. I am so relieved at getting the results I needed for uni. I’ve worked really hard with supportive staff. It was worth getting my head down for.”

Abi Jones achieved a triple Distinction Star in Sports & Science. She has secured a place at Leeds Trinity University and hopes to become a PE Teacher.

Abi said,

“I’m over the moon with my results. It was worth all the hard work.”

Louis Jarvis achieved Distinction Stars in Performing Arts and will head to Huddersfield University to study Drama.

Louis commented,

“I’m very proud of what I have achieved at Tong.  After a tough journey and lots of hard work, I’ve got the grades I need.”

Nicole Fay achieved A-Level A grades in Extended Project and Biology, and B grades in Chemistry and Maths. She has accepted a place at Manchester University where she will study Medicine with a view to becoming a GP.

Nicole said,

“I’m feeling ecstatic about my results and the offer of a place at University. I can’t wait!”

With a strong tradition in the  Performing Arts, a raft of Tong Leadership Academy students have achieved the necessary grades to progress their careers in this area, with many getting distinction stars in all the Performing Arts subjects – namely Aiden Hadley, Briony Mellor, Mika Rowe-Bailey, Danny Russell and Chelsea Woolley. Hassan Mahmood, who recently starred in Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge, will also be taking up a place to study drama and dance at York St John.

Briony Mellor said,

“I am really pleased in what I have achieved. All the hard work paid off!”

Hassan Mahmood said,

“Studying Performing Arts at Tong has been the best start to my journey in becoming a professional actor. I’m so proud of my results.”

Mika Rowe-Bailey added,

“It’s the best feeling. I am so happy that all my hard work paid off.”

Our Academy Principal Steve Curran commented,
“Well done to all our Sixth Form students who have received their results today.  There are some fantastic individual achievements and as a whole this year group have continued a positive six year trend, improving both A-Level and Vocational outcomes.  The achievements of this year’s cohort is particularly impressive when you consider that the government has increased the difficulty level of most qualifications.”

Christine Webster, the Academy’s Director of Post-16 Education, added,

“We are so proud of the achievements of all our students. The results are showing not only the improvements taking place within the school, but the amazing potential that these young people have. The hard work put in by all is reflected in these results and the fact that we have no students in clearing, allowing them all to go on and achieve their dream goals, is a true indication that dedication pays off.”