Charlie's off to Cambridge
HANHAM teenager Charlie Hennys certainly has something to smile about - his A-level results have secured him a place at Cambridge University.
Charlie achieved four A*s in maths, further maths, physics and computer science, getting 99.2 per cent in his further maths paper.
The 18-year-old, who lives in Hanham with mum Louise, dad Paul and 15-year-old sister Zoe, attended Samuel White's Infant School and Hanham Abbots Junior School.
Going on to Bristol Cathedral Choir School, Charlie bagged ten GCSEs (five A*s and five As) before going to Bristol Grammar School's sixth-form to take A-levels.
Charlie fell in love with Trinity College, part of Cambridge University, during an open day and knew it offered the computer science course he was seeking. He said: "A lot of people are put off applying for it because they think they won't get in. But because it was my favourite, I decided I would just go for it.
"When I opened the envelope and saw I had four A*s I was happy because it meant I'd done the best I could have done. I was hoping to get all A*s but I wasn't expecting it."
Charlie admits to working really hard throughout his A-levels and making sure he did plenty of revision to ensure he got to Cambridge.
Charlie is looking forward to taking up his place in October.
"I think my mum is more worried about it than me!."
Mum Louise said she wasn't looking forward to Charlie flying the nest: "I'm trying to make sure he keeps in contact with me on What's App," she joked.
Charlie's dad Paul said: "I'm really pleased for him. He knew what he wanted, worked hard, and got what he deserved. I'm very proud."