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South Craven School A-Levels
6:00pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
Charlotte Davis (above) is heading to York University to study English after her two A*s, an A and a B
South Craven School pupils were up bright and early to find out their results last Thursday, with the school opening its doors before 8.30am.
Among those delighted with their efforts was Sutton student Matthew Simons, who gained A stars for his extended project qualification and general studies, As for history and English literature and a C in politics.
“I’m definitely happy and proud my efforts have paid off after two years of hard work,” he said. “The most difficult thing was not doing so well last year and the extra work involved with having to re-sit one exam.”
He will go to Newcastle University in September to study history and politics, with the eventual aim of joining the army.
Charlotte Davis, of Lothersdale, got A stars in English language and general studies, an A in English literature and a B in biology.
“I found biology very difficult – I really had to work for that,” she said. “I needed AAB to get into York University, and that’s what I’ve got so I’m very pleased. I’m going to study English language and linguistics.”
Sally Cheung, from Cross Hills, achieved an A star in textiles, together with an A in business studies and a B in German.
She wants to embark on a career in the fashion industry, and is due to move to London this week to begin studying fashion, textiles and styling at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design.
“Putting my textiles portfolio together was stressful, but so rewarding afterwards,” she said. “My predicted grades meant I had some high expectations.”
James Meehan, from Sutton, gained a double distinction for a BTEC in engineering, a distinction for a BTEC in science and an E for a German A-level. He is on his way to Newcastle University to study civil engineering.
“The hardest thing was managing my time between all three subjects,” he said. “I had to spend quite a lot of time on the engineering, but knowing I’ll have a better chance of a job at the end of it made things easier.”
Rebecca Barrett, also from Sutton, gained a trio of distinctions for her BTECs in dance, science and child development.
She is a member of West Yorkshire Dance Academy, and is off to the University of Central Lancashire to study dance, performance and teaching.
“I’m glad it’s all over so I can enjoy the summer,” she said. “I’ve been a dancer since I was three. I’d like a job that involves both dance and working in the community.”
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