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Emotions run high as students get A Level results
THERE were celebrations, smiles and tears as A Level students in Dorset opened their results.
Emotions ran high as youngsters tore open envelopes, made phone calls to universities and shared the news with parents.
At Budmouth College students celebrated with many beating their target grades and securing places at university.
Headteacher David Akers said: “It’s a real bumper year and the vast majority will be going on to university.”
Georgie Townsend, 18, got an A in law, B in history and an A in English Language and will be going to Exeter University to study law.
She said: “I’m so relieved and so happy. I didn’t think the exams went that well.”
Oliver Mulley, 19, will be studying maths at St Peter’s College, Oxford University, after getting straight A* grades.
He said: “I did an extra year at college because my granddad died last year which meant I didn’t do very well. He would be proud of me now I’m sure.
“There were smiles all round as Thomas Hardye School students in Dorchester learned of their achievements. Sophie Kendall-Price achieved three A* and one A. She is going to read Chemistry at Christchurch College in Oxford.
Nada Smiljanic, aged 18, achieved three A* grades in French, English literature and History and has a place at University College London to study languages. Camilla Llwewellyn received one A* and three As.
Headteacher Michael Foley said: “We are delighted to havecome out with a result that’s on par with last year.”
All five full time students at Weymouth College got places at university. Principal Liz Myles said she is very proud of the students.
Becky Nash, 20, from Dorchester, is off to the University of the West of England after getting a B in law A Level while working full-time. She said: “The college were very supportiveI’m delighted to get the result.”
Sherborne School for Girls are celebrating after 53 per cent of exam papers were graded A* or A, the best results for the school to date.
Advice is forthcoming
What to do if you didn’t get the grades you expected?
See our newly launched Voices page tomorrow for articles and advice written by young people, for young people. Our correspondent Ellie Mullan explains what help is out there and Connexions offer careers advice.
- As a mark of respect to the family of Kieron Clewett, the A-level picture special due to be published in today’s paper will appear tomorrow instead.
To view our A-level picture gallery click here.
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