Class of 2022 celebrate A-level results - Camden Rise

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Class of 2022 celebrate A-level results

Amber (left), Jackson (centre) and Gabe (right) of LaSWAP Sixth Form.

The first Camden students to sit exams since the pandemic have been celebrating their A-level results, with the overall borough figure above the 2019 results - the last time students sat exams, rather than having grades assessed by their teachers. 

Ninety-eight per cent of Camden A-level exam entries in 2022 were awarded a pass at grades A* to E - while 85% of Camden students achieved at least three or more passes at A* to E and 96% of Camden students passed at least two A-levels at grades A* to E. 

The Class of 2022 have all suffered severe disruption to their education caused by the pandemic but few have faced the challenges that Ajmal Noormal, 19, of Acland Burghley School and LaSWAP Sixth Form, has overcome. Ajmal arrived in the UK from Afghanistan just over two years ago with poor English, and is now off to the University of Essex, on a full scholarship, to study biomedical science.  

Among the other individual successes at LaSWAP Sixth Form, which is the sixth form for four Camden secondary schools, was LaSWAP and William Ellis School student El Ducluzeau, 17, who achieved As in physics, maths and computer science A-levels, as well as a B in chemistry, and is off to King’s College London to study physics with astrophysics and cosmology.

El said: “I thought I would flop maths and chemistry but I studied really hard for a few months and it worked.”

James Hadley, Executive Headteacher at Haverstock, said: “Our Year 13 students have had to overcome more challenges than any year group in living memory. This makes their achievements nothing short of extraordinary. Congratulations to them all!”