A-level results: Valentines High School headteacher 'absolutely delighted'
PUBLISHED: 13:00 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:09 16 August 2018
The inclement weather did not rain on the parade of Valentines High School students picking up their A-level results.
Headteacher Richard Laws was “absolutely delighted” with the grades at Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill and said it was the best the school had achieved in a long time.
“When we saw the look on their faces after opening the results, it made all the hard work worth it,” he said.
“It is why we do the job.
“Three of the students also got a place to study at Oxbridge.”
The school achieved an 82per cent pass rate A* to C and a 56pc A* to B.
Zehn Ahmed, 18 spoke to the Recorder about his two A*s and A results in Maths, Spanish and economics.
“I worked really hard, but I didn’t expect the results,” he said.
“I don’t know how I am going to celebrate yet but I am excited to study actuarial science at the London School of Economics in September.”
Emma McKintyre, 18, will be studying French at Oxford.
She said: “To receive a place at Oxford makes me very proud and shows how regardless of background, hard work pays off.”
Eloise May, 18 was ecstatic but surprised to get three A*s in Psychology, sociology and geography.
“I am really happy and really shocked,” she said.
“I was having bad nightmares last night but it was all ok in the end.”
The teenager hopes to have a meal with her family to celebrate her achievement and will be going on to study Psychology at University College London.