Students at Brampton College, Hendon – London’s top performing sixth form college since 2001 and third highest-achieving sixth form nationally– are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results, with 59.4% 9-7 / A*-A grades (compared to 20.3% nationally in 2018) and 37% 9-8 / A* grades (compared to 10.8% nationally in 2018).
As well as A level courses, Brampton offers an intensive one year GCSE programme of study for young people who are transferring from other schools after year 10 to complete their GCSEs or retaking their exams, as well as overseas students planning to integrate into the English education system.
Particularly high performing candidates include Shani Boyd and Alex Milchev. Shani is a gifted student who has suffered from chronic fatigue and other health issues which affected her on a daily basis. She missed nearly two years of her previous school and although her family were concerned she would not be able to complete her GCSEs, she has passed with flying colours, receiving an exceptional six grade 9s. Alex transferred from Bulgaria in the summer of 2018 to the English system. Despite difficulties in adjusting to the new curriculum and language, Alex is a maths genius, achieving a 9 in Mathematics and a further two 9s and two 8s. Both of them are looking forward to starting their A levels at Brampton College in September.
Brampton’s outstanding results are testament to the college’s comprehensive pastoral support programme as staff recognise that top-quality education must be underpinned by commitment to student wellbeing. The college places an emphasis on understanding each individual student’s academic and emotional needs, delivering programmes that respond to these individual requirements.
Before joining Brampton, GCSE students have often faced significant challenges, including high teacher turnover, lack of individual attention or feeling undervalued in a large school. Brampton supports young people who may have found it difficult to achieve in other environments, finding they flourish in a supportive atmosphere with one-to-one support, where they are encouraged to work hard and do their best. The success of Brampton’s approach is evident in this year’s excellent results, with 20.3 of all GCSE grades this year the top mark of 9 (worth more than the previous A* grade) – compared to the national average of 4.3% in 2018.
Commenting on the 2019 results, Bernard Canetti, Principal of Brampton College, said, “We are delighted to see that our GCSE students have once again achieved fantastic results. Their success is hugely well-deserved, and it is brilliant to see that all of their hard work has paid off. We are thrilled that most students have decided to stay at the college for their A levels, and we look forward to supporting them over the next two years.”
To apply to study GCSEs or A-levels at Brampton College, request further information or arrange an interview, please contact Pam Glenville, Admissions Secretary on 020 8203 5025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.