Malachi Castro and Charles Morton will leave the school to study A Levels at the City of London School, after earning their places through a bursary scheme.
Malachi said: “I wanted a better quality of opportunity that most people will never be given and I want to try and seize it with both hands.
“It was never something I considered I would be able to do, but the college will be able to give me opportunities in life I would have never thought I would have a few years ago.”
Malachi and Charles hope by attending the school, they will be able to achieve entry to MIT and Oxford universities respectively.
Charles said: “Teachers at Forest Gate really helped me throughout the application process at the City of London School and they also made me believe this was something I could actually achieve.
“Getting an offer from the college has motivated me even more than I was already, it has made me want to do everything I can to ensure I do my best.”
The prestigious colleges programme has seen students leave FGCS for the best independent schools in the country including Eton College and Winchester College.
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