Redbridge A-levels 2014: Beal High School student feeling ‘awesome’ after achieving four A*s

Student Jessica Jourja, 17, hugging Hina Khalid, 18, after picking up her A-level results at Beal Hi

Student Jessica Jourja, 17, hugging Hina Khalid, 18, after picking up her A-level results at Beal High School. She got four As - Credit: Archant

A teenager has bagged herself a place at Cambridge University after achieving four A*s.

Saakshi Bansal, 18, will be heading to the university to study medicine after achieving the grades in biology, chemistry, maths and psychology.

The Beal High School student said: “I feel awesome. I had absolutely no idea how I would do and was really nervous.

“You never know how the rest of the country has done and the grade boundaries can go haywire. I had hoped I’d do well.”

Like many other students, Saakshi was quick to fill her family in on her results.


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“They said they wouldn’t really mind what I got because I had worked hard, but they thought I did really well.”

The student didn’t know what she wanted to do during high school, but settled on medicine while studying at the sixth form, in Woodford Bridge Road, Redbridge.

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She said: “I thought about what I am good at, which is science, and went from there. Then in Year 12 I thought, ‘I really want to do this’.

“The course seems quite long but I think like A-levels it will go by quite quickly! I am really excited.”

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