Teenager commuted from London to Bristol for A-levels



teenager who commuted from London to highschool in Bristol has received a spot on the College of Oxford.

When Martha Heaps’ household moved from the West Nation to Highbury in north London throughout lockdown, the 18-year-old didn’t need to disrupt her research at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple College in Bristol.

For 2 years she both studied remotely from her dwelling in Highbury or travelled greater than 100 miles to stick with pals in Bristol when she attended courses.

Martha Heaps has received a spot at Oxford after two years’ commuting from London to Bristol (Rod Minchin/PA)

Now {the teenager} has received a spot at Woman Margaret Corridor, College of Oxford, to learn arithmetic and philosophy after getting A*s in English literature, philosophy, maths and additional maths.

“I actually wished to remain right here for college,” she mentioned.

“With Covid-19 it labored out that I used to be dwelling education extra within the first yr of sixth kind.

“The varsity made allowances in order that I may keep extra at dwelling and study remotely.”

Fellow scholar Iman Mohamed, from Fishponds, has received a spot on the College of Bristol’s medical college.

“I did higher than I assumed as a result of I didn’t suppose I’d do as effectively in chemistry,” mentioned the 18-year-old, who obtained A*s in biology, chemistry and maths.

Iman Mohamed is heading to medical college following her A* outcomes (Rod Minchin/PA)

“I’m shocked I obtained into medical college. I’m fascinated about emergency drugs. I do love dwelling in Bristol and if I didn’t work right here, it might be one other huge metropolitan metropolis.”

{The teenager} mentioned the pandemic introduced its personal set of distinctive challenges for studying.

“It was very troublesome at first however the academics have been completely very good right here and so they made the entire on-line studying a lot simpler,” she mentioned.

“These are the primary exams I’ve accomplished since Sats, so I’m actually happy.”

Lucy Hennessy, 18, from Bedminster, was celebrating A*s in chemistry, maths, additional maths and physics and was heading to the College of Cambridge’s Trinity Corridor to learn laptop science.

“My outcomes are what I hoped for,” she mentioned.

Teenager Lucy Hennessy might be finding out laptop science on the College of Cambridge (Rod Minchin/PA)

“I got here to the sixth kind from the principle college and the academics have been improbable protecting in contact with us all on Groups through the pandemic.”

Adam Harvey, 19, from Stockwood, might be finding out English and movie research on the College of Leeds after getting A*s in English literature, movie and media.

{The teenager} mentioned he had accomplished higher than he anticipated and was delighted to have received a spot at college.

“I’m very happy and really, very completely happy. I wasn’t positive if I’d be celebrating right now,” he mentioned.

19-year-old Adam Harvey was certainly one of many college students at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple College in Bristol celebrating his A-level outcomes (Rod Minchin/PA)

“The pandemic did have its hurdles, however we wouldn’t have gotten right here with out the academics and over the past two years the academics have been nothing however nice.”

Eighteen-year-old twins Thomas and Daniel Beech, from Bedminster, each obtained A*s in all the topics they took and have received locations at college.

Thomas will examine mechanical engineering on the College of Bristol having obtained prime grades in maths, additional maths and physics.

His brother achieved A*s in English literature, historical past, politics and Spanish and is studying legislation on the London College of Economics.

Twins brothers Thomas and Daniel Beech are each heading to prime universities following their A* A-level outcomes (Rod Minchin/PA)

Daniel mentioned: “I’m fairly proud of my outcomes – I didn’t suppose they might be nearly as good, and I’m pleasantly shocked.”

Thomas mentioned: “I discovered the exams fairly laborious and I’m very happy to have exceeded my expectations.”

Interim headteacher Graham Diles mentioned: “After two such difficult years, with the disruption of schooling by Covid-19 and its influence on college students’ bodily and psychological well being, we’re thrilled that our sixth kind college students achieved an excellent set of outcomes, significantly provided that that they had by no means sat actual exterior exams earlier than.

“With 40% of outcomes at A or A* it’s the finest we’ve ever achieved and in step with outcomes from final yr produced by instructor assessments.

“We couldn’t be prouder of the resilience, positivity, and achievements of our college students of all skills, who’ve been decided to get probably the most out of their sixth kind expertise.”

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