Portsmouth High School girls celebrate

Portsmouth High School A Level results - Elizabeth Maclennan, 18, '2A*s 1A and 1B

Portsmouth High School A Level results - Elizabeth Maclennan, 18, '2A*s 1A and 1B

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There was excitement at Portsmouth High School as girls got their A-level results

Lizzy Maclennan, 18, from Langstone, achieved two A* passes and an A and a B.

She said: I’m pretty happy with this.

‘It has been a lot of pressure and stress this year. When May and June comes around you realise you cannot retake and this is it. That’s quite scary.

‘Im going to study integrated mechanical engineering at Bath University after a gap year.’

Kate Hill, 18, from Denmead, passed three A-levels, with one A and two B grades.

She said: ‘I’m really chuffed with that and I cannot believe it.

‘I put a lot of hard work into this year.

‘I want to be an actress, that’s the dream and I’m going to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama.’

Lottie Macken, 18, from Chichester achieved an A in history, A in RS and B in business and economics..

She said: ‘I’m so happy with the results. This year has been hard work and it was harder than i expected.

‘I will be going to study Business Management at the University of Birmingham and hoping for a career in business afterwards.’

Charlie Cocks, 18, from Portchester got an A in business and economics, B in history and C in RS. She said: ‘I feel really proud with my grades. I wasn’t expecting them!

‘I was predicted them but never thought I’d get them.

‘I’m now going to the University of Portsmouth to study history and international relations.

‘I’m pleased I’ve made it through as I had to overcome personal matters to focus on my work.’

Renu Ratnam, 18, from Drayton achieved A* Maths, A* further Maths, A biology, A chemistry, B economics.

She said: ‘I’m very happy. The results are better than I hoped for.

‘I will now go on to study medicine at King’s College. I want to be a doctor and made my mind up after doing work experience at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

‘It has been hard work this year but manageable.’

Coral Crouch, 18, from Emsworth achieved A* in geography, A* in further Maths, A in Maths and A in physics.

She said: ‘it has been stressful at times but the hard work has been worth it.

‘I’m really happy and shaking!

‘I’ve put a lot of hard work into this year and will now study experimental psychology at the University of Bristol.’

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