Pupils are set to pursue their dream careers after they achieved excellent grades at the school’s sixth form.

The coronavirus pandemic meant that exams this year were cancelled. But despite this, many pupils were rewarded for their hard work and effort which will enable them to take up places at the universities and colleges of their dreams.

For Deen Asrar, his education will continue at University of Leeds where he will study Accountancy. The bright pupil achieved AAC in Maths, Chemistry and Biology. Deen said:

“I am so grateful to the school for the support it has given me and I am particularly grateful to Dr Mehrem, Mrs Bashir and Mr Coles for the help they have given me in achieving my grades.”

Awais Kazmi achieved three Distinctions in Applied Science and is going to study Forensic Science at Bradford University. He then hopes to do a PGCE to teach secondary science. He said:

“If you had told me at the beginning of Year 7 that I would go on to achieve these results or to develop the confidence that I have, I would never have believed you. I’m just so grateful to all the teachers, staff and my parents and friends for helping me to grow and develop into the person I am today. I would like to particularly thank Mr Khan, Miss Shaw, Mr Amin and Mr Wraith for their help and support.”

Anisah Khanom achieved an A in A-level English as well as Cs in Sociology and Psychology. She is now going to study Psychology at Bradford University. Anisah said:

“I am really grateful to Miss Butterworth, Mr Farooq and all the staff for the help and support they have given me during my time at Laisterdyke. I couldn’t have got through it without them. I am really excited for the journey ahead of me and I am grateful to Laisterdyke for giving me a great start.”

Huzaffah Khan was overjoyed to be awarded three Distinction*s in Applied Science and is now going to study Pharmacy at Bradford University. Huzaffah said:

“I’ve worked really hard for these grades over the last few years and I am so glad that my hard work has been recognised. The teachers at my school have very high expectations and I always knew that they would help me get to the next level.  It is such a wonderful feeling to finally have these results and be abl to go on to the next stage of my life. I just want to say thank you to everyone who helped me get here.”

Karen Jones, Principal at Laisterdyke Leadership Academy, thanked pupils and staff for their commitment throughout the past year. She said:

“Our pupils have continued to achieve despite challenging circumstances and this is something that should be celebrated. We are absolutely delighted for our pupils who are going on to secure bright futures thanks to their sheer hard work. We are now focusing on the year ahead and looking forward to supporting our pupils to achieve their very best.”