Students at City of London Academy Islington receive “exceptional” A-level results

Students at City of London Academy Islington have been celebrating their A-level results today.

They achieved a 65% pass rate in grades A* to B at A Level, and an overall pass rate across all A Level and BTEC courses of 100%.

Amongst the highest performing students was Imani Anderson-Wickens, who achieved A* grades in her English Literature and Drama A Levels, and an A grade in History, and now intends to study English Literature at Durham University.

Headteacher of City of London Academy Islington, Sonia Jacob, said:

“We are delighted for our students who have achieved exceptional results this year.

“They have shown resilience and determination in the face of considerable challenges and disruption to their education, and they fully deserve this success.

“We wish all our students who are moving on to the next stage in their education all the best, and we are sure that they will continue to be successful in whatever they choose to do.

“I would also like to pay tribute to our teachers and support staff. 

“They have worked incredibly hard in challenging circumstances, maintaining a total commitment to helping our students achieve their very best.”

Chair of the City of London Academies Trust Board, Tijs Broeke, said:

“Our students should be delighted with their results today.

“Whether they are now applying to university or seeking employment, we send to them our warmest congratulations, and our immense gratitude to the academy’s teaching staff.”

City of London Academy Islington is a member of the City of London Academies Trust, which runs the City of London Corporation’s sponsored academies. 

The City Corporation sponsors 10 Academies across Hackney, Islington, Newham, and Southwark.

The City Corporation has been named twice by social mobility charity, Sutton Trust, as the UK’s best academy sponsor for empowering pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to perform above the national average, and the leading academy sponsor for Progress 8 and Attainment 8, which track pupil progress and achievement.


Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK –  www.cityoflondon.gov.uk