14 Aug '14

News A-level success stories: the star pupils

Among the 300,000 students receiving A-level results this year were the usual crop of the unusual and the unusually talentedWhen students began their A-levels at the London Academy of Excellence (LAE) two years ago, they did not even have a school building. Lessons took place in the town hall or in classrooms dotted across the surrounding area of Newham, one of London's most deprived boroughs.LAE, now housed in a revamped office block, was the first free school sixth form college to be established. Back then, in 2012, it had a clear mission: to get local teenagers studying traditional subjects and into top universities. Continue reading...

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