‘I’m so pleased’ says PGS A-level teenager

Portsmouth Grammar School A Level results L-R Tonya Neame 18 got 2 A Stars and 2 A's  , Sophie Chapman 18  - 1 A and 2 B's

Portsmouth Grammar School A Level results L-R Tonya Neame 18 got 2 A Stars and 2 A's , Sophie Chapman 18 - 1 A and 2 B's

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Students at Portsmouth Grammar School have celebrated their best ever results.

Many students were happily celebrating having got places at top universities such as Oxford and Cambridge.

Tonya Neame, 18, from Bognor Regis, got two A*’s in art and biology and two A’s in chemistry and religious studies.

She said: ‘I’m so pleased and I am relieved as well. I wasn’t expecting to get these grades.’

Tonya will now have a gap year working and travelling.

She hopes to then get a place studying medicine at university next year.

Her friend Sophie Chapman, 18, from Bosham, is celebrating achieving one A and two B’s.

Oliver Laking, 18, from Portsdown Hill, got four A’s in chemistry, biology, maths and music.

He’s going on to study medicine at St George’s medical school in London.

He said: ‘It’s fantastic. I couldn’t be more happy. It’s been a long graft for two years. It’s finally here. I am very happy.’

Claire Stephens, 18, from Old Portsmouth, got four A*’s in French, Spanish, history and politics.

She said: ‘I’m over the moon. I’m a bit surprised to be honest.

‘I didn’t expect it. I was just aiming for my offer. I was nervous this morning.

‘I knew I had got in from checking UCAS but when you work so hard the grades are important.

‘I’m shocked. It’s been fantastic.’

Now, she’s going on to study French and Arabic at Cambridge university.

She added: ‘I’m slightly overwhelmed but I’m ready for the challenge. I’m looking forward to it.’

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