A-level students at Abbeyfield School in Northampton have been celebrating this morning after all but two achieved the results to get them into their first choice university.
Principal of the school, off Mere Way in Far Cotton, Claire Morrell, said: “Today is a very happy ocassion. We are absolutely delighted with the results, and especially with the number os As and A*s achieved.
“These are the best set of results we have ever had at the school.
“Today is the start of our students’ future and we feel really proud that they have worked so hard to put themselves on the right paths that will give them choices and make life a little bit easier for them.”
Today, students at Abbeyfield have won the chance to become anything from dancers to urban planners.
Charlie Hall, who today received a B in English literature, a B in geography and a C in psychology, said: “I am really surprised by my results as I thought I would be getting all C’s. I told my mum over the phone and she cried at work. After summer I will be going to Newcastle University to do a five year course in urban planning.”
Anwar Malik achieved an impressive A* in art, an A* in English literature and an A in psychology, but has deferred her offer to study liberal arts from Kings College London for a year. She said: “I am really relieved, and also surprised. I’ve decided to defer my offer so I can do an arts foundation year at University of Northampton.
Chantelle Furrad opted for more physical subjects in order to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer. After achieving high distinctions in business and health social care and a C in dance, she said: “I’m going to do further ballet training, as this is what I need to improve on the most, before going to a specialist dance school.”
Hollie Hambidge has taken some inspiration from her own school experience and will be using her grades to get into teaching herself. She said: “I got an A* in fine art, a B in psychology and a B in English literature and I couldn’t believe it. The art grade is the one I really wanted because I will be going to University of Northampton to study art teaching for primary school children.”