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There were scenes of jubilation as students opened their envelopes at South Downs College.

Anna Clark, 18, from Clanfield came to collect her results with her mum Pauline. Anna is currently in a wheelchair after under going major surgery on her hip.

She was overjoyed after obtaining two B grades in Media Studies and Dance and an A* in BTEC Dance.

Her mum Pauline said: ‘She never stopped dancing because of the pain. She put everything into it and suffered for it in the evenings. Knowing what she’s been through in the last six months, I think she deserves her results.’

John Ryan, 18, from Waterlooville gained three A’s in History, Politics and English Literature and an A* on an extended project about Margaret Thatcher. He will now go on to study History and Politics at Lincoln College, Oxford.

He said: ‘The last couple of years I really wanted this. My sister is already at Oxford so I’ve been visiting for about five years. The architecture, the environment, the resources... it’s where I’ve always wanted to go.’

Meanwhile there were tears of joys at Oaklands Catholic School in Waterlooville.

Callum Stirling, 18, from Widley who plays rugby for Havant Rugby Club, was over the moon at gaining an A* in Maths, two A’s in Physics and Chemistry and a B grade in Further Maths.

He said: ‘I’m very happy. I got my offer from Birmingham University and I feel elated. I’ve been sitting on the edge since my exams. I felt nervous the whole of last night so it’s a relief. The last two years have been building up to this. This is the final little thing before going to university and I’m really looking forward to it.’