YOUNGSTERS are jumping for joy and looking forward to their bright future after being handed top GCSE results.

Staff and students at Leyton Sixth Form College are delighted to be celebrating the results of the youngsters.

Four of the students will be taking up places at Oxford or Cambridge University.

These include: Betty Hughes with A*A*A* and a place for history at the University of Oxford; Raabia Saleem, with A*A*A*A and will study medicine at the University of Oxford, Paige Wedderburn-Bolton who got A*A*A and a place for English at the University of Oxford and Ibrahim Zamir who has got A*AA and will study history at the University of Cambridge.

Mohammed Uzair Sarfaraz, got AAA, Ayesha Undre, got AAA and Saniya Bokhari received A*AA and are also off to study medicine at Aston, Queen Mary and St. George’s Universities.

Michael Smith is also undertaking his degree a St. George’s. Michael is a keen sportsman and completed the L3 Extended Diploma in Sport achieving triple distinction stars (D*D*D*). He is going to study Physiotherapy.

Other notable top students include those who achieved D*D*D*and are off to study either biomedical science including Carina Ca , Baseer Abdel, Amina Nur or pharmacy such as Nima Oyedeji-Aruna, and Kishan Patel.

Saima Jannath Islam and Syeda Zainab Islam achieved D*D*D* and are progressing to City University to do Nursing and Educational Studies respectively.

Principal Gill Burbridge said: “In what has been another extremely challenging and uncertain year, it is so important that we are able to come together as a community and celebrate the educational performance and achievements of our students. We are an inclusive and ambitious College committed to helping students of all educational backgrounds reach their potential and we celebrate each and every individual’s progress on our academic and vocational programmes. Many of those receiving their grades today are progressing to study at top universities, art and drama schools and conservatoires or to take up competitive apprenticeships or employment opportunities.

“These are just a few of the success stories that we are celebrating today. Coupled with another very successful Ofsted inspection last March, they further demonstrate the high quality educational experience that we provide. I would like to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of our expert staff and the excellent teaching, learning and support that they have given throughout. I am hugely grateful to staff for their perseverance and dedication and the rigour and professionalism they demonstrated in arriving at fair and evidence based TAGs. Our students should rightfully be proud of the grades that they leave us with, confident that they are a reflection of the quality of work that they produced and their knowledge and skills. We wish them continued success and look forward to hearing about their future achievements as LSC alumni.”