Tears of joy at Portsmouth College

From left, Ella Rose, five, Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13. The Sir William Dupree & Phyllis Loe Chess Tournament, taking place at Portsmouth High School in April, is aimed at young people of all ages.

CAPTION: From left, Ella and Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13.

Battle of intellect for the 2017 chess title

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THERE were tears of joy as Portsmouth College students found out their A-level results this morning.

Many achieved top grades and were overjoyed after realising they had got into the university of their choice.

Maisie Whittenham, 20, of Paulsgrove, had her son Ralph four months ago - but that didn’t stop her getting a C in Extended Project, B in Sociology and a C in Social Health and Development. She hopes to go to the University of Southampton next September.

She said: ‘I’m really pleased. I didn’t think I had done enough revision because I was pregnant through the last year of my studies so its come as a shock. I’m going to have a small celebration at home with Ralph and my boyfriend Alan Young, 22.’

Rebekah Jervis, 18, of Stamshaw, achieved 3 Cs in Health and Social Care, Fine Art and Critical Thinking.

‘I’m really proud and I worked extremely hard to get those grades,’ she said.

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