Star Performers 2021
Aymen celebrates a clean sweep of A*s in his A Levels and was delighted to discover he had secured his first-choice university, Imperial College London to study Engineering. Aymen joined Bishop Douglass in Year 9 with minimal English and since then has gone on to achieve great things, which he credits to the support received from staff.
“The support and assistance with applying to University through UCAS was amazing. My teachers made it known that they were available to help with any questions I had and their advice and support with writing personal statements and advice made me feel confident with my application. I couldn't have achieved this without all the support I received. Securing my place at Imperial feels like a dream come true. I still can't quite believe it!".
Jordan celebrates a remarkable set of results today including A*A*A in Chemistry, Physics and Maths. With these outstanding results, he has secured a place at the University of Birmingham to read Chemical Engineering - a course which he has yearned to study since we first met him in Year 7.
He leaves us with these parting words:
“I am very excited for the future.... My advice to students who want to aim high is to surround yourself by people you want to be like. I am so glad I made the decision to continue studying at Bishop Douglass for Sixth Form. It has been a great place to study, all the teachers know each student personally – learning styles, passions and ambitions for the future, which made sure we all received a personalised experience. It is a Sixth Form where teachers aren't just doing a job but where they want to see you succeed and are a part of your journey".
Lady has excelled in her studies at the Bishop Douglass Sixth Form, achieving an impressive A*AB. Lady credits the school and Sixth Form for helping her to develop her language and learning skills, as she joined us in Year 10 from the Philippines. She looks forward to carrying these skills to Queen Mary University London to study Actuarial Sciences.
“Joining a new school in a different country in Year 10 was incredibly daunting but look what I have achieved! The best advice I could give a younger student would be to be ambitious; Bishop Douglass sets high standards for all students, as they believe we are all capable of more and are dedicated to helping us to achieve this. These attitudes taught me to be confident and teachers always provided us with the best resources and guidance to help ensure we could actually achieve more than what we initially thought. Even though there have been bumps along the journey because of the challenges of the last year, I felt confident coming in to receive my A-Level results today.”
High achiever Jorja looks forward to her next adventure at Bristol University where she will read Political Sciences. Her achievement of AAB in Politics, Theology and History is a testament to her hard work and her first fulfilled ambition as she secures her first-choice university. She is ready to take on the world and possibly become a future Prime Minister - watch this space!
"Don't be afraid to have big dreams! Most importantly, take up every opportunity that comes your way. There is a real sense of community at Bishop Douglass; from the supportive teachers and additional lessons to the family feel among my peers to the environment. Everyone across the Sixth Form wants each student to excel and follow their passions and this year there was a big emphasis on resilience and independent learning, which I believe helped us all greatly in encouraging us to never give up throughout a challenging year. I know I will be taking these life skills we have been taught throughout our time at Bishop Douglass with me to university”.
Roulian attained a phenomenal A* in Economics, A* in Geography and a B in Maths. She is excited to start her university studies at Queen Mary this Autumn and reflecting on her time at Bishop Douglass said the following:
“I am so pleased with my results today and cannot wait to start my next adventure at university. I am so grateful for the teachers at Bishop Douglass; their approach to learning ensured I always felt supported by my teachers and my peers. When applying to university, the guidance provided by teachers was excellent and they opened my eyes to the range of subjects that are on offer. I was encouraged to consider the subjects I really enjoyed and from there we explored the opportunities for different careers for the future!”
Alessandro was overwhelmed at his outstanding portfolio of grades with 3 As in Physics, Maths and Chemistry and looks forward to studying Chemical Engineering at The University of Southampton.
“The careers support received over the last couple of years have been incredibly useful and insightful. I have engaged in discussions with teachers about my aspirations, with guidance offered on what it takes to get there, which additional skills will be beneficial for my CV and applications and so much more. I have really valued the trips to universities and opportunities for guest speakers to talk to us about career pathways and advise all younger students to never limit yourself – set your goals and Bishop Douglass will help you achieve it”.
Ali was thrilled to discover that he has secured his place at The London School of Economics to study Philosophy and Economics. He leaves the Sixth Form with an impressive set of results under his belt, A*A*A in English Literature, Economics and Maths alongside a knowledge that with his own sense of determination, he can achieve anything he sets his mind to.
"I am fulfilling my dream today, to go to one of the most prestigious universities in the world to study Economics. I truly couldn't have achieved these results without the support of those teachers who pushed me when I needed it more than ever".
Glory joined the Bishop Douglass Sixth Form in 2019 and was elated today when she discovered her achievement of D*, D*, D in her BTEC courses! She said she was delighted she had made the choice to come to Bishop Douglass for her Sixth Form studies and goes on to study Economics at Brunel University. Of her two-year experience at the Sixth Form, she commented:
“Attending the Sixth Form has shaped me into an independent and confident adult, who feels prepared for university. Our Sixth Form is unique as staff motivate us to aim high, have no limit on our aspirations and to strive for excellence in everything – whether it be the goals we set ourselves, the university we choose or the opportunities we take advantage of”.