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Star student takes to Channel 4 News over algorithm

Featured News ‐ 4 Sep 2020

Fauziah got the best results in her year group at GCSE and needed AAA to study medicine at UCL, but when she opened her results on Thursday she found that, despite being predicted A*A*AA by her teachers, she had been awarded AAAB. 

She said she was rejected immediately by UCL, which requires students to get at least an A in chemistry and biology, which Fauziah did not have. 

With her impressive set of predicted grades reinstated following the government's U-turn on results this year, the 18-year-old finally had the results she needed to get into UCL and her back-up choice of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Denistry.

But despite contacting each university a number of times with her new grades, she had an agonising wait whilst the universities sorted out the mess they were left in by the changes to final grades. 

Fauziah didn't get her outstanding grades without lots of determination and plenty of Petchey perseverance, so she took to Twitter to voice her views, which led to her being interviewed by both the Huffington Post and Channel 4 News. Ever articulate yet considered with words, she did the academy extrenely proud.

But the best news of all is that we can now confirm that she has finally had her place at UCL confirmed and will definitely be embarking on the course she worked so hard for later this month.

Read her article in the Huffington Post here

Watch Fauziah being interviewed at the academy here