The Angmering School students react to their A-Level success

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
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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

“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.

“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.”

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

“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.

“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.

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

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

“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.”

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

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