Tears and cheers as students plan their futures
University of Surrey.
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
At Royal Grammar School (RGS), Guildford, students gathered to look through their results