Tears and cheers as stu­dents plan their fu­tures

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She said: “I got two As, one B and one C. I am at­tend­ing Sur­rey uni­ver­sity to study eco­nom­ics.

“I came to the UK two and a half years ago, so they were quite hard but I got there.”

Rachel Sage was the high achiever as she man­aged four A* grades and will study chem­istry at Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity.

Fel­low stu­dent Emily Hardesty was still re­main­ing ‘hope­ful’ of go­ing to uni­ver­sity even though she had gained a spot at Bris­tol.

“I got three As and a B which I was re­ally pleased with,” she said. “I wasn’t sure if I was go­ing to get in so I am re­ally chuffed with that.

“Hope­fully Bris­tol to do ge­og­ra­phy – I say hope­fully but you know it is over now so that is good.

“I am just re­lived they are over now and I can cel­e­brate.”

But not all Ge­orge Ab­bot’s stu­dents had opted to go down the fur­ther education route, as Ethan Flynn ex­plained his de­ci­sion after gain­ing one C, one D and an E.

He said: “I am plan­ning to do a gap year, a bit of work, a bit of trav­el­ling. I am not sure where I will go, I kind of want to go a cou­ple of months ski­ing some­where, some­thing like that.”

St Peter’s Catholic School pupil Mil­lie Chadwick, 19, de­cided to re-take her A lev­els this year and gained three Bs while tak­ing up a place at Kent Uni­ver­sity to study an­thro­pol­ogy.

She achieved B, B, B grades and is off to Kent Uni­ver­sity to study an­thro­pol­ogy.

On re­tak­ing the ex­ams she said: “It was re­ally hard work. I had to do it twice be­cause it was so hard.”

Another suc­cess story at the Sixth Form is James Galvin, 18, who is off to study aero­space en­gi­neer­ing with space­craft de­sign at Im­pe­rial Col­lege London after achiev­ing four A*s.

He said: “They were dif­fi­cult. I wasn’t ex­pect­ing to do as well as I did. I like space, it drew me there. I wanted to make some­thing that went into space.”

Rachel Sage and Sarah Rossen, from Ge­orge Ab­bot school, got into Ox­ford to study Chem­istry

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At Royal Gram­mar School (RGS), Guild­ford, stu­dents gath­ered to look through their re­sults

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