05 August 2020

Newham Collegiate Sixth Form College students win places at Ivy League Colleges

Newham Collegiate Sixth Form College, a state school in the London borough of Newham, for which MICA lead the refurbishment works, has been featured in The Times Newspaper this week. A cohort of four Sixth Form leavers have won places at Ivy League Universities in the United States including scholarships worth £1 million. They have been accepted at Princeton, Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The college is in London borough of Newham and established in 2014 with sponsorship from City of London Corporation. Because pupils come from low income families in the area, the cost of their four year education and accommodation will be funded entirely by the universities. Mouhssin Ismail, the headteacher of NCS, said: “To have students from some of the most disadvantaged boroughs in London win full scholarships to Harvard, Princeton and MIT is testament to the hard work of the students and their teachers. To know their lives will be enriched and changed forever is a great feeling. NCA was set up to push the boundaries of what is possible and we tell our students every day they can study at the most prestigious universities, lead the most high-profile organisation and join the highest ranks of politics. He said that the school also had 37 Oxbridge offers and 55 to study medicine and dentistry”

MICA’s refurbishment restored the significant heritage features of the building while facilitating state of the art learning facilities. With a focus on maths, science and technology, the Old Technical College houses science laboratories and classrooms for 500 students. The building works began in 2012, opening its doors to its first year of students in September 2014.

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