Celebration time for A-level students

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Happy students are celebrating after schools in Eastwood and Kimberley recorded improved grades as A-level exam result were revealed yesterday this morning.

Teenagers at Eastwood Comprehensive and Kimberley School opened their results surrounded by friends, teachers and parents — and the many beaming smiles told the story of success with many securing places at university.

Head boy Joe Robinson, of Eastwood Comprehensive, achieved distinctions in his music and forensics BTECs and an A in his business A-level and was ecstatic about the results. But he was unable to tell his parents, who were away on holiday.

The 18-year-old of Newthorpe, said: “I am so happy to have got an A, I wasn’t expecting it.

“I can’t wait to Skype my parents later to tell them, and then I am going out for dinner with my girlfriend to celebrate.”

However, Joe will be taking an unusual route to university as he has been accepted for an internship with the Everyday Championship church in Newark.

The Kimberley School also achieved an impressive spread of results with a pass rate of almost 100 per cent.

Headteacher of Chris Teal said, “I am very proud to be associated with these young people.

“Not only have they worked exceptionally hard all year at their academic studies, but they have supported our younger pupils as well and raised over £7000 for various good causes through their Charities Committee.

“As a year group, they are an inspiration and they will undoubtedly move on to make a real difference in the world for the better.”