The Angmering School students react to their A-Level success

Students from The Angmering School have been celebrating their A-Level and BTEC results this morning.

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 10:41 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:10 am
Students celebrate their exam results at Angmering School. Pictured are L-R Georgia Towson (18), Arran Collis (18), Adam Woodard (18), Jake Gander (19) and Bethan Williams (18). Picture : Liz Pearce

The school saw 35 per cent of students achieve grades A*-B and 42 of their students secure their place at university.

One of those students was 18-year-old Georgia Towson.

Georgia achieved an A* in geography, an A in dance and another A in sociology, as well as an A* in her extended project.

Students celebrate their exam results at Angmering School. Pictured are L-R Georgia Towson (18), Arran Collis (18), Adam Woodard (18), Jake Gander (19). Picture : Liz Pearce

She is now due to begin studying geography at Southampton university in September.

She said: “I am so pleased with my results, I am so happy with them.

“I needed two A grades and a B to get in so to have got better than that was nice.

“I was especially pleased with my extended project mark. For that, I had to write a 5,000 word report similar to a dissertation and because I did it on geography, I feel like I have given myself an advantage going into my degree.

High achiever, Georgia Towson (18). Picture : Liz Pearce

“I was up this morning at 8am checking my UCAS non-stop.

“I knew I had got into university before I got into school today but I was still nervous.”

Fellow student Arran Collis, 18, will also be starting university this September after securing four A*’s in biology, chemistry, maths and french.

Arran will begin studying natural sciences at Cambridge university in the next few weeks.

Students celebrate their exam results at Angmering School. Picture : Liz Pearce

He said: “I am very relieved with my results. There was a lot of pressure on me and I was very nervous coming into collect them.

“I just kept telling myself I can only do what I always do and stay calm.

“Because of the nature of my degree, I needed to get high grades for the science subjects but French was a bit of a whacky one.

“In science, there is a right and a wrong answer and it is fairly easy to know how you have done but French A-Level is like English, it is very subjective so it is difficult to know how you have done.

Students celebrate their exam results at Angmering School. Pictured are Jamie Baker (19) and Amber Farrent (19) Picture : Liz Pearce

“My parents still don’t know how I have done. I will have to let my mum know when I get in. I can’t keep her guessing for too much longer. That is too nasty, even for me.”

Adam Woodard, 18, also achieved straight A*’s and is heading to Warwick university to study physics.

He said: “I am very pleased with my results. I certianly didn’t expect to get as many as three A*’s.

“I am really excited to start university now but I start quite a bit later. I don’t start until October 1 so I will move up there that weekend. I guess I have about six weeks to relax now.

“My parents had a little bet going this morning about how moany A*’s I would get.

“My mum said two and my dad said one, he clearly didn’t back me but I didn’t think I would get one so I am extremely pleased.”

School Students celebrate their exam results at Angmering School. Pictured are L-R Georgia Spight (17), Lucy Perks (18) and Katie Franklin (18). Picture : Liz Pearce

Jake Gander, 19, was hoping to join Adam at Warwick but it still waiting to hear back from the university after securing an A* in maths and A’s in maths and physics.

Jake has received an offer from his insurance choice, Bath, and will be going to university this September.

He said: “Warwick told me to keep checking my UCAS and you never know, they might still accept me.

“If not, I still have my offer from Bath so that is good.

“I am very excited to go to university but I just don’t really know what to expect.

“My mum hasn’t replied to my text but I’m sure she is relieved. It’s a lot to take in this morning but I am happy.”

Another star-student from Angmering was Bethan Williams, 18.

Bethan secured three A*’s in biology, chemistry and maths and will now go onto study medicine at Brighton and Sussex medical school.

She said: “I am so pleased with the results and more than a little relieved.

“When applying to do medicine, you have to do interviews, personal statements and I volunteered to help people with dementia too.

“Getting these results was the final step to securing a spot on the course.

“More than anything, getting the place was a massive relief.”

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Bethan Williams (18) was a high achiever with 3 A stars. Picture : Liz Pearce