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Across Kingston students celebrated passing exams
At Coombe Boys’ and Coombe Girls’ Schools Sophie Allin, 16, from Kingston, achieved seven A stars and six As.
She will have a celebratory meal with her family and was looking forward to taking up a place at Kingston Grammar School to study history, English and maths.
She said: “I will be going out for a meal with my mum, dad and brother. He has just got into Oxford so it will be a double celebration.”
David and Brenda Powers, went to collect their grandson Tom Cronk’s results as he was on holiday with the rest of the family.
Mr Powers said: “He has done really well. He is a quiet boy so we did not know how he was going to get on but he is very conscientious and a really great grandson.”
Mrs Powers added: “We are really proud of him.”
One student who was celebrating exam success was Olivia Wallwork, 16, of Manor Gate Road, Kingston.
Olivia got all As and A*s as well as juggling studying with a world challenge she went on in May last year where she raised £1,500 to go trekking in Croatia and had to learn to look after herself and others on a strict budget.
The Tiffin Girls’ pupil said: “I was very nervous coming in today as we are all going to Reading later but this is a really good start to the weekend.”
At Richard Challoner School Oliver Hicks, 16, from Worcester Park, said: “I was nervous before I came in and I was particularly worried about English which I got a C in.
“I am happy but I was predicted much higher.”