Redbridge Results: Valentines High School celebrates 'exceptional performances'
PUBLISHED: 15:44 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:25 17 August 2017
A student who stayed up all night fearing bad news is celebrating after discovering she has a place at Bristol University.
The sixth form centre in Valentines High School, Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, was buzzing as students arrived to recieve their results.
Jessica Mortimer was awarded an A* in psychology, A* in English Literature and A in Sociology.
The proud 18-year-old is now getting ready to study psychology at Bristol University in September.
She said: “I’m buzzing. I was terrified. I was up all night. The hard work has paid off.
“I got up at 6am to check the grade boundaries for English.
“When I checked UCAS and saw I had got in, I knew I had done well. I’m very excited.”
She was joined by her friends Radvile and Lulu, who are
With 4 per cent of students achieving AAB, 72 pc of the grades were A* to C.
The school didn’t hit the heights of last years results, when 83 pc of the grades were A* to C.
Headteacher Richard Laws said: “We are really pleased.
“Lots of students performed very well and most students got on to their courses.”
He added: “Year 13 students achieved an average score of 32.1 with some exceptional performances by a number of students.
“Notably Hafsah Janjua attained 3 A* grades in psychology, business studies and politics with a significant proportion of other students attaining all A grades.”
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