We can't believe it! say Hanham Woods students

September 04 2017

MANY students from Hanham Woods Academy are celebrating fantastic GCSE results and are looking forward to a bright future.

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MANY students from Hanham Woods Academy are celebrating fantastic GCSE results and are looking forward to a bright future.

A number have exceeded their own expectations and are all moving on to start A-levels, some with their sights set on university.

Abbie Crane, from Hanham, was one of the first students to open her envelope. After overcoming her initial nerves, she perused her results and breathed a sigh of relief.

"I'm really happy - I didn't expect that!"

Abbie achieved 8s in maths and English, with 4 As, 2Bs and one C, which secures her a place at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple Sixth Form where she will study biology, chemistry, history and maths, paving the way for a future career in medicine.

Louis Theobald, who also lives in Hanham, was equally surprised, achieving 9s in maths and English literature, a 7 in English language, 2 A*s, 3 As and 2 Bs

"I'm in shock! I wasn't expecting a 9 for English. It's such a relief now I know what my results are."

He is moving on to St Brendan's Sixth Form College to study maths, psychology and chemistry.

"I'd like to go on to university but at the moment have no idea what I want to study or do as a career."

Harry Farrell will also go to St Brendan's after his results - a 9 in maths, 8 in English literature, 7 in English language, 2 A*s, 3 As and 2 Bs.

The first thing Harry did after opening his envelope was to ring his mum, who was delighted.

"I'm surprised at getting a 9 in maths because only the top five per cent of students in the country get a 9! It's really given me confidence as I was very nervous about my results before today. I'm going to go out for a meal with my family to celebrate."

Oscar Bartlett, from St George, also has cause for celebration after achieving an 8 in maths, 6 in English literature, 5 in English language, 1 A*, 5 As and a B.

"I passed Spanish! I wasn't expecting that! I'm really pleased with an 8 in maths. I can now go to St Mary Redcliffe to take maths, further maths, chemistry and history.

"I don't know what I want to do as a career but I would like to study maths at university."

Equally delighted is Hanham's Beth Brittan who achieved an 8 in maths and English literature, 7 in English language, 1 A*, 3 As, 1 B and 2 Cs.

She will now go on to take A-levels in politics, economics, history and biology at St Brendan's.

"I'm really pleased. I wasn't expecting such good grades in English as I was getting 4s in my mocks. I want to take a law degree and specialise in contract law. I'd really like to be a lawyer."

Oliver Packer (not pictured) is heading to Redcliffe Sixth Form after his straight 8s in maths and both English subjects, 5 A*s and 2 As. He will study English language, Spanish, maths and philosophy.

He said: "I thought I'd do well in Spanish and history but I was expecting a few Bs in the other subjects. I'm overjoyed!"

Oliver, who is teaching himself Japanese, is hoping to go on to university to study philosophy and linguistics but is unsure of a career path at the moment as his interests and hobbies "change all the time".