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The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2021 - Sixth Form College of the Year

Fantastic results for the 2023 cohort

We are delighted to announce fantastic results for the third exam cohort of A Level students at the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham.

Nearly 40% of grades were either A* or A with 72% A*-B, both very significantly above national averages in a year in which grades have fallen back to 2019 levels. Once again, the majority of students have won places at Russell Group universities as well as others going on to competitive apprenticeships.

Examples include Tottenham resident Leyla Marquez who won a place to study medicine at the University of Nottingham. Leyla was among a record 17 students embarking on medicine or dentistry degrees.

This year also saw the 45th LAET alumnus winning a place at Oxford or Cambridge university, with local student Ardil Dogan winning a place at Cambridge to study engineering, having achieved 3 A*s and 1 A.

Again, a number of students secured competitive degree apprenticeships, with examples including Zaid Moustapha and Ibrahim Dahir, who will both be embarking a degree apprenticeship with Rokos Capital Management and Baaba Nkansah-Asamoah who will begin at Goldman Sachs in January.

Jan Balon, Headteacher said “this cohort really has fought through adversity and continued to prove that outstanding academic success can be achieved in Tottenham, given the appropriate support and resource.”

Adam Pettitt, Head of Highgate School, the principal education sponsor said “These are brilliant results by any measure and show how much talent the young people of LAE Tottenham have. A massive well done to them for working so hard to realise that talent and to the staff who have helped ensure that they will now not go unnoticed and untapped: as the leavers embark on ambitious courses and training, we can see social mobility in action, all thanks to commitment from the academy and its partners to create opportunity that these young people deserve, and the human and financial resourcing to give that crucial opportunity a fighting chance to endure.”

Donna-Maria Cullen, Executive Director of Tottenham Hotspur, LAET’s business sponsor, said: “A huge congratulations to all students and staff at LAE Tottenham on yet another year of outstanding A-Level results. The school continues to provide a shining example of the talent that exists in Tottenham and the educational opportunities being delivered for young people. We are extremely proud to see students progress to their chosen Universities – including an incredible 45th alumnus winning a place at Oxbridge – and access prestigious degree apprenticeships with major firms. We wish all graduates the very best for their exciting careers ahead.”

LAET, an academically rigorous sixth form academy opened in September 2017 to provide an aspirational education in the East of Haringey. It was rated outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in 2021 and was chosen as the Sunday Time State 6th Form College of the Year 2021.