Karolina Jorgensen – Year 13 student 2016-17 based at St. Aloysius’ College
Subjects studied: A-level Law, A-level Polish,
A-level Psychology, A-level English Language
and A-level Sociology.
University: holding an offer for City University of London to study Law.
“I’ve always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have drive and determination to overcome them.”
We believe that being placed on the right course is fundamental to your success and our broad curriculum enables you to choose the right course. To help ensure your choice is correct for your chosen pathway we have a team of highly trained staff who will advise you on your enrolment.
Once enrolled your progress will be closely monitored to help you achieve your true potential; additionally there are four progress reviews a year with reports sent home and regular parents’ evenings.
You will be given a personalised programme and assigned a personal tutor who you will meet weekly. The tutorial programme is at the heart of the IC6 support programme providing both advice on your university and career options and full pastoral care.
We also use a variety of teaching approaches to match individual learning styles and smaller class sizes allow us to meet each student’s individual needs. Your teachers are here to give you the help, advice, encouragement and support you need to advance in your studies. If there is any area you are struggling with you can ask to see them individually to get additional support.
You will be encouraged to become an independent worker and thinker, to enable you to take the next step in your advancement.
All students make full use of the excellent facilities, including the fully networked ICT systems at each site which are available before and after school.
IC6’s 2016 Graduates – where are they now?
One of Highbury Fields’ highest achievers in 2016 was Nazli, who received an A in Maths, A* in Further Maths and an A in physics.
Nazli went on to study Mathematics at Bristol University, having turned down an offer of a place at Cambridge.
Abdirizakh Buwe from Central Foundation Boys’ School achieved an A* in History and 2 As in Geography and Psychology and will be going on to study Politics and International Relations at Manchester University.
Aiyah Mahmoud from Central Foundation Boys’ School achieved an A* in Business Studies and 2 As in Economics and Sociology and went on to study Economics at Birmingham University.
Maria Krasteva, from Highbury Grove came to the UK with her parents from Bulgaria in 2010. She’s currently reading Philosophy and Politics at the University of York after achieving an A grade in Politics, a B in Philosophy and Ethics, and a C in English Literature.
Highbury Fields student Seema Ahmed was so dedicated she was “up at four in the morning in the Easter holidays perfecting every single paragraph” of her English literature coursework. Seema secured her place at Queen Mary University of London to study International Relations, with a B in Sociology, a B in English Literature, and a C in Politics.
At Highbury Grove, several students achieved the top triple-Distinction* grades in their vocational qualifications. Rimants Reiniks secured his place at the University of East London to study Architectural Design Technology after his triple-Distinction* in ICT. The same result for Deniz Boyraz and Enes Altin meant they both secured their places at Brunel University to read Computer Science.
Not all students decided to go to university. Highbury Grove’s Deronne White gained a place at the prestigious Royal College of Music, one of the world’s greatest conservatoires.
Other IC6 graduates took up sought-after apprenticeships including Liam Donaldson from Central Foundation Boys’ School who received a triple Distinction in BTEC Business and is currently a banking apprentice at the Royal Bank of Scotland.