A teenager originally from Ukraine was one of the students celebrating A-level success at St John’s College in Southsea today.
Kateryna Kryvokhat’ko, 19, from Ukraine, has lived in England for the past four years.
She got an A* in Russian, a B in business studies and a C in economics.
She said: ‘I’m very happy. It’s what I expected.
‘It’s nice here, the teachers are very supportive, they really motivate you. They don’t let you give up easily.’
Now, Kat is going to the university of Surrey in Guildford to study criminology and sociology.
She added: ‘I’m very excited. It’s a new opportunity and a new life.’