Students at City of London Academy Southwark celebrate A-level results

Students at City of London Academy Southwark have received their A-level results today, following months of virtual and in-person classes during the COVID pandemic.

A-level students achieved a 39% pass rate in grades A* to A; 69% pass rate in grades A* to B; and 91% in grades A* to C. At BTEC, the students achieved an 83% pass rate at DDD and above.

Some of the highest performing students include:

Tremaine Sadipe received A*AA, securing himself a place at Oxford University to study Biochemistry. He said:

“The classroom environment is what motivated me. Every teacher here is passionate about their subject and cares as much as we do, imparting their enthusiasm and excitement into every lesson. Without them, I wouldn’t have achieved what I did today.

“Going to Oxford University will be a big stepping stone for me - I can’t wait! With the exception of school trips, it will be the first time I will have been outside of London and I look forward to developing my passion for science.”

Enis Avdalahu - A* Economics, A* Maths and A Geography – to study Economics at Queen Mary University

Meleqe Avdyli - A* Psychology, A* Sociology and A English – to study Law at SOAS

Gracie Reeves - A* English, A* History, A Government and Politics – to study English Literature at Durham University

Damiola Iyun - D*D*D* in BTEC Sport – to study Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at the University of Birmingham

Omotomisin Lawal - A*A*A - he hopes to study Medicine at Imperial College next year

City of London Academy Southwark headteacher, Michael Baxter, said:

"This year, our Year 13 students have recorded exceptional grades, enabling them to progress onto university, apprenticeships, and the next stages of their lives.

“These outcomes were achieved, despite the significant hurdles thrown at them by the pandemic, including lockdowns, shifting exam expectations, and the personal situations that they, like all of us, have had to endure since March 2020.

“We are hugely proud of their endeavours and welcome them all to the CoLAS alumni community.

“We wish you well and hope to see you back with us before too long!"

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

“The students at City of London Academy Southwark should be delighted with their A-level results today, not just because their hard work and determination has been reflected in their grades, but also for coping with the huge challenges presented by the COVID pandemic.

“Whether they are now applying for a place at university or seeking employment in London or further afield, my colleagues and I at the City of London Academies Trust Board send our warmest wishes and congratulations to the students, and our immense gratitude to the dedicated teaching staff.”

City of London Academy Southwark is a member of the City of London Academies Trust, which runs the City of London Corporation’s sponsored academies. The City of London Corporation sponsors 10 Academies across Hackney, Newham, Islington, 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.


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About the City of London Corporation:

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.

The City of London Corporation Family of Schools has one maintained primary school and 10 sponsored Academies in neighbouring boroughs. It also supports three independent schools.

The City of London Corporation sponsors or governs the following schools:

City of London Academies Trust:

City of London Academy, Islington (co-sponsor City, University of London)

The City Academy, Hackney (co-sponsor KPMG)

City of London Academy (Southwark)

Redriff Primary, City of London Academy

Galleywall Primary, City of London Academy

City of London Primary Academy Islington

City of London Academy Highgate Hill

City of London Academy Highbury Grove

City of London Academy Shoreditch Park

Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre City of London Academy

Local Authority maintained school:

The Aldgate School


City of London School

City of London School for Girls

City of London Freemen’s School