Category Archives: 6th Form

A Level Results 2019!

Swanlea Sixth Form is delighted to announce another year of outstanding A Level and BTEC results!


Our A-Level results place us in the top 15% of sixth forms nationally!


A Level Results:

56% A*-B grades

83% A*-C grades


BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Results:

72% of students gained one Distinction* – Distinction grade

100% BTEC Level 3 Pass



100% A*-B in Art

100% A*-B in Further Maths

100% A*-B in Italian

82% A*-B in Maths

75% A*-B in Religious Education

72% A*-B in Sociology

71% A*-B in Physics

62% A*-B in Politics

55% A*-B in Geography

52% A*-B in Economics

50% A*-B in Psychology


Congratulations to Arpan Dev and Michelle Mendieta Mean, two of our top achieving students who have gained places at Cambridge and Oxford! Arpan will be reading Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and Michelle will be reading Fine Art at Oxford University.


Approximately half of our students have been accepted onto courses at Russell Group universities, including Queen Mary University and Kings College, studying a range of courses such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Law, Biomedical Sciences, Psychology and History.


We would like to thank the students and staff for their hard work in securing these fantastic university places.


Outstanding student achievement at A Level:

Michelle Mendieta Mean A*A*A (Fine Art, Oxford)

Arpan Dev A*AA (Natural Sciences, Cambridge)

Iman Hossain Sadaf AAB (Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London)

Hamdi Mohamed AAB (International Relations, SOAS University of London)

Fahmid Hussain AAB (Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London)

Tuli Nurunnahar A*BBB (Queen Mary University of London, Biomedical Sciences)

Rahalla Begum Koyes ABB (Biomedical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London)

Mohammed Aman Uddin ABB (Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London)

Mohammed Mokbul Hussain ABB (Economics, City, University of London)

Saif Miah ABB (Physics with Theoretical Physics, King’s College London, University of London)

Tahmeda Bint Rouf Siddiqua ABB (Sociology, City, University of London)

Thareq Ahmed ABB (History, Queen Mary University of London)

Syed Emad Udeen Choudhury ABB (Accounting and Finance (with Professional Placement), City, University of London)


Outstanding student achievement in BTEC Extended Diplomas

Md Shafiur Rahman D*D*D* (Accounting and Management, Queen Mary University of London)

SM Humayun Rahat D*D*D (Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London)

Ihfaz Hasan D*D*D (Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London)

Eeman Kanwal D*D*D (Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London)

Shehab Emon Hossain D*D*D

Nasimul Islam D*D*D (Computer Science, University of Bath)

Rezwan Hussain D*D*D (Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London)

Crystal Sareena Meah D*D*D (Criminology, University of Westminster, London)

Tania Choudhury D*D*D (Criminology, City, University of London)

Tahamid Arian Amanat D*D*D and A in Italian A Level (Computer science, Queen Mary University of London)



We are exceptionally pleased with the excellent achievement of all our sixth formers today and wish them much happiness and success in their futures!




Year 13 Students Graduate!

On Monday 1st July our year 13 students had their graduation at Regents Lake Banqueting Venue. It was a bittersweet moment for both our staff and students. Saying goodbye to Swanlea was hard for all but everyone was excited for the opportunities the students would soon experience.

Naajiya Sultana and Hamdi Mohamed said a few words to their fellow students and teachers. They both thanked their teachers and everyone at Swanlea. Hamdi said that while it’s sad for them to leave Swanlea  “the future is bright and we as Swanlea sixth formers are all, definitely prepared for it.”

Goodbye and good luck to the Class of 2019!




A Level Results Collection & Enrolment Information for Swanlea Sixth Form

Thursday 15  August A Level Results Day Year 13

All Year 13 students can collect their A Level results from the Common Room from 10AM to 11.30AM. UCAS support will be available in the ILC on the day. Good luck!

Friday 16 August Year 12 into Year 13

All current Year 12 students should come in between 9AM and 11AM to collect their Year 12 Final Exam Results from the Mall and re-enrol for year 13 in the Library. Re-enrolment into Year 13 is not automatic so you must stay and complete the process.

GCSE Students – New into Year 12

Internal Students:

Thursday 22  August – All internal Year 11 students who have applied to the Sixth Form should collect their results and wait to be enrolled onto their Year 12 courses from 10AM in the Assembly Hall.

If you have not applied but would like to stay on with us, please ensure you speak to a member of the Sixth Form team before leaving.

External Students:

Thursday 22  August – If you have already applied and been given a conditional offer please ensure you come to the school between 1PM and 3PM to enrol onto your courses and confirm your place. Please bring all your GCSE results statements and any outstanding documents you were asked to bring when you had your interview.

Open Enrolment:

Thursday 22  August – If you have not applied but are interested in a place at the Sixth Form, please come into the school between 2PM and 3PM to see if we have places available. You should bring your results statements, a completed reference and proof of ID.

Friday 23  August – We will be open from 10AM to 2PM for any students who would like to join the Sixth Form. Please ensure you bring all your results certificates / statements, proof of ID and a completed reference from your current school / college.

I AM ME – Mental Health Awareness Campaign

 On Monday 29th April 2019, Swanlea School launched the second part of the I AM ME mental health awareness campaign. The event was attended by a number of professionals from public health, to artists, the Ideas Store and of course Swanlea’s own school governors and parents/carers.

I AM ME is a campaign created by Swanlea Students to raise awareness surrounding mental health. Swanlea School has developed a creative partnership with The Mile End Community Project (MCP) where students have been given the opportunity to express their views on mental health via the medium of film and other various media outlets. In our previous campaign, we created a film and photo campaign to depict one of the many ways mental health can affect young people.

This year Swanlea School have worked with The Mile End Community Project, The Ideas Store and the Spine Festival to create a brand new photo campaign, where students express their own individuality. MCP and the Ideas Store ran a number of workshops, including a spoken word session, discussions about mental health, art and design sessions and performing spoken word. Students learnt to use the camera to film and take professional pictures.

Students also recorded their spoken word pieces, which were printed on their individual campaign images. The spoken word was recorded performance-style, creating a better understanding of what each students was trying to express. They were available to listen to in special ‘sound booths’ set up by Swanlea School during the event.

The aim is to raise awareness of mental health and to encourage all people, no matter what age, race, gender or sexuality, to embrace who they are. We want to encourage conversation around mental health and let people know support is there for them.

I AM ME not only highlights mental health issues amongst young people, but also the wider community.

Swanlea School wish to create a community where it’s not taboo to talk about mental health and where everyone, whether you suffer from mental health or know someone who does, has the opportunity to receive help from the numerous organisations and services available supporting mental health.

A huge well done to our students involved, from year 12: Mohona Qader, Adnan Alam, Fatima Mohammed, Marwan Ahmed, Kawsar Ali, Rimaz Salih and from year 10: Yusuf Khan and Agnes McLaughlin.


Photo by- Nurull Islam
Photo by- Nurull Islam
Photo by- Zara Islam
Photo by – Nurull Islam
Photo – Zara Islam


Tony Gallagher Visits Swanlea

On Thursday 31st January year 12 students had the privilege to welcome Tony Gallagher, the editor of The Sun. In a 50-minute session, students were given the opportunity to hear about the career that Mr. Gallagher had chosen and how he got to where he is now, despite his humble beginnings.

Tony Gallagher was faced with some challenging questions provided by sixth form students, who were eager to question his association with a newspaper that generates both acclaim and controversy nationwide. Students agreed that Mr. Gallagher gave comprehensive answers to their questions. He was very astute in his speech and was very skilled at expressing his viewpoints on the matters put forward before him.

Born 2nd November 1963 in Bow, Tony Gallagher came from a working class background. Like many Swanlea students, Mr. Gallagher was brought up in the bustling East End area. It would be quite the understatement to say that Mr. Gallagher had a very illustrious career, which started at Bristol University, where he began his journey as a trainee journalist. In 1990, Gallagher become a reporter for The Daily Mail (one of Britain’s largest newspapers) where he was famed for his exclusive coverages pertaining to Princess Diana. In 2006, 16 years after joining The Daily Mail, Gallagher became head of news at The Daily Telegraph. He progressed from Head of News to Deputy Editor in 2007. In 2009, he was promoted to editor finally relinquishing his role in 2014. In 2015, he finally became the Editor-in-Chief of The Sun.

Students were inspired by Gallagher’s prominent position, despite his background, especially as he did not have friends working in the sector to pull any strings for him! He is the epitome of what you can achieve with hard work and dedication.

Tony Gallagher’s visit to Swanlea was beneficial to us as students as we realise that like Mr Gallagher, we must seize the moment to make an impact whenever an opportunity seems to present itself. All students went away knowing that there was hard work remaining in order for us to achieve our goals but that the reward will be worth the effort!

By Furqan Rashid – Year 12 student