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Congratulations to the class of 2021!

East London Science School pupils are celebrating after a year of hard work and tough times and have produced some outstanding exam results. Students showed their resilience and determination and overcame the challenges of learning independently, despite the interruptions of the lock downs.

Ms Ubaka Head of Year 11 said “I am so proud of my year group. They came into Year 11 determined to achieve, despite the many obstacles thrown at them over the last few months. They worked through the summer holidays, attending extra lessons we laid on, and grasped every offer of support we gave. I would like to commend them for their tenacity, dedication, and their continual thirst for knowledge.”

Outstanding results were achieved by: – Reanna Decubber with 12 grade 9’s 2 grade 8’s, Anica Tahsin with 9 grade 9’s 1 grade 9 and 1 grade 7, Jessica Woolfenden with 8 grade 9’s and 2 grade 8’s, Cameron Simpson with 6 grade 9’s 1 grade 8 and 1 grade 7. Adam Metcalf, Zakeriya Farah and Farhia Abdi achieved 7 grade 9’s. Emily Gorst did fantastically well to get 6 grade 9’s, and 4 grade 8’s.

Reanna, who achieved 12 Grade 9s, said she was shocked when she got her results. “I took so many subjects that I was a bit worried it about whether I could pull it all together. But I worked hard, and my Head of Year Ms Ubaka, and all my other teachers really believed in me. Now I feel really good.”

Reanna’s mum says she is “overwhelmed” by her daughter’s results. “I’m so proud, and the school has done so much for her. It’s opened up a whole world for her, quite literally. She’s been on a tour of New York universities (as part of the school’s ‘Great Books’ programme). She’s been on a school exchange to China, visiting Shanghai and Beijing. More recently she’s been mentoring younger pupils, helping them with their Maths and English ”

Head Boy Cameron Simpson, who got six Grade 9s plus a Grade 8 and a 7, was also thrilled with his results “My personal journey was not always an easy one as it had and required so much mental determination and independent study. Friends can’t do it for you, neither can teachers. But I certainly wouldn’t have got this far without them. I’m so grateful for all they’ve done for me.” Cameron hopes to go on to read Economics at Cambridge University.

Anica Tahsin, who gained nine Grade 9s said “ELSS is a school that encourages personal growth and creativity. It was here that I was able to find my dream of being an engineer. Now, I am one step closer to that dream thanks to all the supportive staff and the great work environment. All I have now is relief, gratefulness and thanks for all the staff as I go forward in the next step of my academic journey.”

Taylor (Interim Principal) said, “I am absolutely delighted with the hard work and achievement of our pupils this year. They are meeting our expectations that they can stand on their own two feet intellectually.  I have every confidence that they will go out and make their mark on the world.”