LiveAs it happened: A-level results day

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Hurstpierpoint College students celebrate their success.

The Argus: Hurstpierpoint College students - A-Levels

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Hurstpierpoint College students have achieved the strongest A Level results in the school’s history.
 
Just under half of all grades were A*/ A and the vast majority of students are going on to their choice of university, including Oxford, Cambridge and other prestigious universities such as Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, London (Imperial, KCL and UCL), Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton.
 
Headmaster Tim Manly said: “There has been a real sense of purpose about this year’s Upper Sixth and their hard work has been rewarded with some excellent results. I am particularly delighted for the seven students seeking to study Medicine (5) or Veterinary Medicine (2), all of whom have met their offers.  

"Most of the year group have gained places at their choice of university and their final year at Hurst will have prepared them well for their undergraduate studies. It is a tribute to their ‘Hurst’ spirit, that alongside their academic work, so many have contributed so much to the life of the College during their time here, whether in the creative arts, on the sports field or in our wider community.  

"They have been a truly delightful group and we will miss them but wish them well for the future.”

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Hurstpierpoint College students with their results.

The Argus: Hurstpierpoint College students - A-Levels

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Here are Jack Bowskill and Cesca Douglas who managed seven A and A* grades at A level between them. Sadley Cesca's grandmother Jean Wilkins, affectionately known as Nanny Nutkins, yesterday. 

The Argus: Jack Bowskill and Cesca Douglas

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Not to be out done... Worthing College have gone for ballons to help their students celebrate their results.

The Argus: Worthing College - balloons

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It looks like someone's getting a nice phone call from this student at Worthing College.

The Argus: Worthing College - A-Levels

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These smiley students have got the grades they wanted at Worthing College.

The Argus: Worthing College - A-Levels

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Happy students at Worthing College.

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And our final picture of celebrating students at Lancing College.

The Argus: Lancing College - A-Levels

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More happy faces from Lancing College. Here is Fred Stevens, Head of Lancing College Dominic Oliver and Richard Clarke.

The Argus: Fred Stevens, Dominic Oliver and Richard Clarke at Lancing College. A-Levels

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Congratulations to the triplets Elizabeth, George and Daisy Parker from Worthing, who attended Lancing College, on their results today.

The Argus: Lancing College - Parker triplets - A-Levels

George gained 2 A*s and 2 As and will be studying History and Economics at Oxford. Elizabeth and Daisy will be reading History and Psychology respectively.

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A classic exam celebration picture from Farlington School in Hosham.

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Ms Louise Higson, Farlington’s Headmistress, said on the School’s A level results: “Another successful year for Farlington!  


"I am delighted that the hard work and commitment of the girls have been so well rewarded; there is much cause for celebration.  

"University destinations include St Andrews, Bath, UCL and Warwick with girls studying courses ranging from Art History to Engineering.  

"It is wonderful to see this group of ambitious young women taking the next step and following their dreams.  They have bright futures ahead of them!

“My appreciation and thanks go to all their teachers; their passion and commitment are key in providing the excellent teaching and support which enables the girls to achieve these outstanding results.”

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More happy faces at Farlington School in Horsham.

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Students at Farlington School in Horsham are celebrating their results today.

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Nice threads! Students at Christ’s Hospital.

The Argus: Christ’s Hospital A-Levels

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Students at Christ’s Hospital near Horsham have achieved some excellent results. 

An impressive 82% of all grades in the A Level system were A*-B, with over one-third of the cohort (39 students) gaining three A grades or better and an overall pass rate of 100%. 

The Head Master John Franklin congratulated the students and their teachers on these fine results.

He said: “We have a good record of attainment at Christ’s Hospital and this is another pleasing set of results. We’re delighted that the hard work of the pupils and staff has paid off so handsomely.”

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Students at Lavant House celebrate.

The Argus: Lavant A-Levels

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Celebrations are well underway at Lavant House.

Head Girl Annabel Mossop was thrilled to scoop an A and two Bs in Physics, Maths and Chemistry as she will go on to study Astrophysics at the University of Kent at Canterbury.  

She said, “This represents a lot of hard work and an even greater amount of nervousness this morning although I did log onto my tracking online very early this morning and found that I had been offered my desired place at university so I knew that I hadn’t done too badly!  I couldn’t be happier and can’t wait to start my four year course which includes a year studying in either the US or Canada.”

Becki Martin has a double reason to celebrate. She turns 19 tomorrow as well as raising a glass to her A level success. 
 
She said, “I am absolutely delighted with my results this morning, particularly the A in Maths which I worked so hard for.  I was very stressed waiting for this morning to come and feel so relieved now.”  Becki plans to take a gap year before beginning her university life training to be a primary school teacher.

Lavant House headmistress Caroline Horton said, “It is always splendid to see so many happy young people and their parents when they come to school to find out how they did.  All of the staff make sure they’re here to share the excitement too as we pride ourselves on our family atmosphere.  This year’s A level and AS level results are very pleasing indeed which is due to a lot of hard work and commitment from all concerned. Congratulations girls.”

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Simon Dennis, Ashley Baker, Jack Benham, Caroline Miller, Catriona Gibbon and Oliver van Zwanenberg at Midhurst Rother College.

The Argus: MRC A Level Results 2014 l-r Simon Dennis, Ashley Baker, Jack Benham, Caroline Miller, Catriona Gibbon, Oliver van Zwanenberg

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Principal Dr Joe Vitagliano congratulating Oliver, Caroline, Simon and Catriona at Midhurst Rother College.

The Argus: MRC A Level Results 2014 - Principal Dr Joe Vitagliano congratulating Oliver, Caroline, Simon and Catriona

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Roedean have had an impressive set of A level results with many of their students achieving their chosen university places.
 
A spokesperson said:

"Particular congratulations to Tiffany (Physics, Oxford), Rebecca (Natural Sciences, Cambridge), Gina (Maths, Oxford) and Iona (History, Oxford) in securing their Oxbridge places and also to Grace, Sophie and Dana who were all successful in gaining their places to study Medicine."

In a breakdown, they report:
 
• Over a quarter of girls achieved straight A* and A grades across all their subjects at A level.
 
• Over a fifth of all A level grades at A* and over half of AS grades at A.
 
• Over 95% of girls will be taking up their university offers, with over 85% securing their first choice place.

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Varndean student Veronica Freeborn is happy. 

The Argus: Veronica Freeborn - Varndean

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Ged Ribas with his results at Varndean.

The Argus: Ged Ribas at Varndean

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More smiles (and maybe a few tears) at Brighton College.

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Sixth Form pupils at Bede’s in Upper Dicker achieved the School’s best ever A Level grades today with 72% of results graded at A*-B and almost half of all grades at A* or A.

Bede’s Academic Deputy Head John Tuson said: “This year, 450 qualifications were taken by the Bede’s Upper Sixth. 

“To see an A or A* on virtually 50% of those certificates is an extraordinary achievement, particularly as Bede’s continues to refuse to top-slice its intake.

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More (happy) students at Varndean.

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Bede’s students Lazar, Jay, Alicia and Jess jump for joy...

The Argus: Bede’s - Lazar, Jay, Alicia and Jess

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These students at Varndean seem to have got the results they wanted...

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Eastbourne College students are celebrating an outstanding crop of A level results. 78% of all grades were A*, A or B and over 49% of the grades awarded were A* or A grades.  

Headmaster Simon Davies said: "Ahead of these results there was plenty of press coverage which suggested grades nationally would be depressed and schools would be disappointed. At Eastbourne, the very opposite is true: yet again, the headline figures are superb and, much more importantly, the great majority of individuals have met or exceeded their ambitious targets. 

"This collective and individual success is all the more impressive when one considers that the 2014 leavers had, on paper, the lowest underlying academic ability of any year group in the last five years. 

"This level of ‘value added’ can only be achieved when students and staff work effectively together.

"Our boys and girls have worked extremely hard and received top class challenge and support from all those who have taught and mentored them. The outcome is an excellent set of grades and we are thrilled for them."

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There have been some tears at Brighton College this morning...

The Argus: Brighton College A levels 2

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There were some excellent results at Lancing College.

•    Over half of this year’s candidates achieved A*s or As.
•    Nearly one fifth of A Levels taken were graded A*.
•    One candidate gained a clean sweep of 6 A*s; one candidate gained a clean sweep of 5 A*s.
•    Lancing’s average of A*-B grades for the last decade years is over 81%.

Head Master Dominic Oliver said: “As the new Head Master at Lancing College there could be no better welcome than these A Level results. Our students have excelled in academic subjects across the board and I congratulate them wholeheartedly.

"These results are the culmination of years of hard work both from the students themselves and a dedicated Lancing teaching staff whose expertise, dedication and enthusiasm brings out the best in every member of our community.

"The ethos here is to encourage a spirit of learning and self-discovery in every sphere and the grades we celebrate today are the happy culmination of a rich all-round pattern of achievement.

"As these young people move on to the next stage of their lives they will do so in the confidence that Lancing has given them the very best preparation for the challenges and excitements to come.”

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More smiley students at Brighton and Hove High School.

The Argus: Brighton and Hove High School

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Another happy student at Varndean.

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The runner up in The Young Apprentice 2012 has achieved exam success at A-level.

Lucy Beauvallet said that appearing on the BBC show for budding entrepreneurs helped her handle the nerves of taking her exams at the independent school BrightonCollege.

The 18-year-old from Brighton achieved A grades in economics, mathematics and religious studies and will go on to study accounting and finance at the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2015.

She said: "The Young Apprentice definitely helped me manage stress, I know a lot of people understandably become stressed out about exams but having been in the board room, nothing will be as stressful as that and it really helped me rein in the nerves."

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A message from one happy father Gary Sorrell 

He said: "My daughter Grace from Saltdean who attended Rodean School has got all A's in A level History, Economics and Biology and is going to UCL university to study Human Science.  I am so proud."

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Congratulations to Head Girl of Brighton & Hove High School, Joyce Tang, who has been offered a scholarship to read Mechanical Engineering at Coventry University.

The Argus: Congratulations to Head Girl of Brighton & Hove High School, Joyce Tang, who has been offered a scholarship to read Mechanical Engineering at Coventry University.

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Eastbourne College students with their results.

The Argus: Eastbourne College 3

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Year 11 students at Dorothy Stringer are celebrating gaining 44 AS qualifications in Maths or Philosophy and Ethics today, having started studying the subjects two years early when they were only 14.  

Over half of the pupils gaining a grade in Maths achieved grade A, with one student achieving an average of UMS of 98 across the three modules, including Mechanics.  

Head teacher Richard Bradford said “We are committed to setting high expectations for every student, and that includes providing opportunities for our most able pupils to stretch themselves.  

"We are delighted with these results and hope these students will follow previous candidates, who have used their early AS results as a stepping stone to top universities, including a significant number who have gained places at Oxbridge”.

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Now this is a celebration... I think they're happy!  Students at Brighton and Hove High School.

The Argus: Brighton and Hove High School 2

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Star of TV's The 7.39 and the film Never Let Me Go, Izzy Meikle-Small is celebrating gaining three A* grade A-levels at Brighton College.

The 18-year-old, who achieved her grades in English literature, government and politics and photography, said that getting her results was more nerve-racking than going to premieres of her movies.

The student at the independent school said: "I was so nervous, I didn't sleep at all last night but now I'm really happy.

"I get quite nervous at premieres and when auditioning although when I am on set I do not tend to be nervous but this is the most nervous I have ever been."

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Reporter Gareth Davies says: Deputy head at Blatch Ashley Harrold said the figures that give him the biggest sense of pride are the C and B grades going to students who struggled at GCSEs.

He said: "We've got them back now, they're back in the system and they're off to university. Although people will be interested in the headline grades of A* to B, they're the ones we're most pleased about."

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Some more happy students at Eastbourne College.

The Argus: Eastbourne College 2

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Best friends Ellie Bishop and Tula Geliot celebrating at BHASVIC.

 

The Argus: BHASVIC celebrations

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Tell us what you've got girls! Students at Brighton and Hove High School study their results. 

The Argus: Brighton and Hove High School 1

 

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Reporter Gareth Davies says: "Two Hove Park students - Grant Connor and Alice Alderson - picked up incredible grades of A*AAA. Alice will head off to UCL and Grant is off to Oxford in September.

"Now off to Blatchington Mill as the rain hammers Hove." 

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Students at Eastbourne College have begun arriving to collect their results.

The Argus: Eastbourne College 1

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More happy students at Varndean.

The Argus: Varndean

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Now this is a celebration video! Well done Sussex Downs College.

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Student have been collecting their results from Sussex Downs College in Lewes.

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Tears of joy at BHASVIC for Imogen Holland who got the grades she needed to get into Goldsmiths College.

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A spokesman for Varndean College said: ""All Visual Arts courses (Fine Art, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Textiles and Photography) achieved 100% pass rates at both AS and A2, with over 90% of A level students achieving A* - C grades at A level.

"This follows on from the ‘outstanding’ grade for Visual Arts from Ofsted when the college was inspected in 2012. Visual Arts courses had 430 exam entries this year.

"As well as achieving strong A level results, Varndean College Chemistry students this year reached the National Final of the Schools' Analyst Competition and achieved a fantastic third place, having won the South East region stage of the competition."

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Reporter Gareth Davies says: "Heading over to Hove Park now where they will be hoping to put the academy row to one side to celebrate the students' results. They've held onto their A*-B grades despite a national fall." 

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Reporter Gareth Davies said: "BHASVIC headteacher Chris Thomson is weaving his way through dozens of students after speaking to me. He is delighted with this year's results which sees 32 students off to Cambridge or Oxford in September. Mr Thomson said it was the school's best year ever." 

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Head of 6th Form at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy James Collett said: “Students and staff have worked extremely hard and deserve their successes.  These are excellent outcomes for our students and we wish them every success for the future.  We are also thrilled at the increasing number of students who are choosing BACA 6th Form.  New courses starting soon include; A level Psychology, History, Biology and Physics.  It’s an exciting place to be and to achieve!”

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Some smiles here from these lads at Varndean.

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A standard A-Levels results video from Brighton and Hove High School.

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Some happy students at Varndean.

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Students with emotions of joy (and maybe some relief) at Varndean.

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Students at Varndean this morning

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Here are students Ellie Bishop and Tula Geliot at BHASVIC on A-Levels results day.

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Some of the students at Brighton College are clearly loving the moment.

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Some very happy students at Brighton College.

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More students celebrate their results at Brighton College.

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Scenes at Brighton College.

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Reporter Gareth Davies said: "More amazing results from Brighton College. Tabitha Jackson got four A* grades. Izzy Meikle-Small, who starred in the BBC's Snow White and the Seven Huntsman bagged three A* grades and Young Apprentice runner up Lucy Beauvallet gained three A grades." 

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 Dr Philip Harland, Principal of Varndean College, said: “I would like to congratulate all of our students. They have been a delight to teach and thoroughly deserve their success.

"I would also like to thank my staff for their hard work in helping students to achieve these excellent results, particularly against a backdrop of reductions to funding. Behind these figures lie countless individual student success stories at all levels.

"Varndean College looks set to have outstanding value-added again this year. Record numbers of young people have applied to come to us this year, to share in this success and benefit from the additional classrooms and study space that we have built.”

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A spokesman for Varndean College said: "We are delighted with the success of its students who have once again maintained an impressive A Level record. The overall pass rate was 98% with 49% achieving A*-B and 76% achieving A*-C. Two thirds of A level subjects had a 100% pass rate. The college also recorded a high AS pass rate of 87.2%."

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Sally Gowan, 18, has told us of her "miracle" results which will mean she gets to pursue her dream of becoming a vet.  She burst into tears when she opened her envelope. 

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Scenes at Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College.

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Reporter Gareth Davies says: "Scenes of jubilation at Brighton College with students running out of the school hall with the news they've got into their first choice universities.

"About to chat with Tabitha Jackson who has gained a place at Cambridge with 4 A*s included 99% in one of her exams." 

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Did you go to Sussex or Brighton? What memories have you got to share? 

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A spokesman for Hove Park said: "Hove Park celebrates more A*s than ever before. Exceptional performances in Psychology and Maths sees a dramatic increase in students achieving the top marks.

"For the second year running students reach the 40% mark in achieving grades A*-B grades at A-level. A similar picture is reflected in our AS results with a number of students sweeping the board with a pocket full of As."

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Tania Banks, head of Sixth Form at Hove Park, said: “I am very proud of the exceptional achievement of our students.

"The increase in students hitting the top marks reflects the commitment and drive of the sixth form community and the whole school.

"Our motto in sixth form is dream it, believe it, achieve it and this year many of our students have surpassed all of our expectations.

"They dreamt it, they worked hard, they did it."

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Ashley Harrold, deputy headteacher at Blatchington Mill School & Sixth Form, said:"At Blatch 6 the pass rate has risen and is now 97%.

"We are very proud of the hard work of students and staff and are delighted that so many students now have the grades they need for continuing their education at University.

"There are many examples of exceptional achievement at A*-B, and we are also very pleased that, due to the great care and personal attention offered in Blatch6, students of all abilities have made great progress."

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Did you get your first choice when you got your A-Level results? 

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What are some of your A-Level memories?

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Our reporter Gareth Davies and a team of photographers are out this morning meeting the students and a great year is expected again.

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The first early birds are up checking their UCAS pages to see if they got into their first choice universities. 

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Lots of students are celebrating getting into university.

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7:49am Thu 14 Aug 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

Good luck everyone! You are the future of tomorrow's wealth, culture and security.
Good luck everyone! You are the future of tomorrow's wealth, culture and security. Youlikemyjugs
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8:20am Thu 14 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

I hope all those getting their results today get what they want. Good luck! But if you don't, then remember that it is not the end of the world, there are many paths to personal success, not just A levels.
I hope all those getting their results today get what they want. Good luck! But if you don't, then remember that it is not the end of the world, there are many paths to personal success, not just A levels. HJarrs
  • Score: -1

10:54am Thu 14 Aug 14

Uncle Ruckus (No Relation) says...

Lol, kids excited that they've got a place at clown schools like Brighton and Sussex to study 'media studies'..
Lol, kids excited that they've got a place at clown schools like Brighton and Sussex to study 'media studies'.. Uncle Ruckus (No Relation)
  • Score: -4

11:35am Thu 14 Aug 14

Friend of Carlotta says...

Nothin from Cardinal Newman yet?
Nothin from Cardinal Newman yet? Friend of Carlotta
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12:40pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Cave Johnson says...

Once again its only pretty girls ho got results today, and the jump for joy pic is really so cliched. Do you really need a 'results live' story? Slow news day?
Once again its only pretty girls ho got results today, and the jump for joy pic is really so cliched. Do you really need a 'results live' story? Slow news day? Cave Johnson
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Youlikemyjugs wrote:
Good luck everyone! You are the future of tomorrow's wealth, culture and security.
Not according to the pro-immigration lobby.

Apparently, our students aren't able to perform any tasks, and we need to import our talent nowadays.

Best of luck to all candidates.
[quote][p][bold]Youlikemyjugs[/bold] wrote: Good luck everyone! You are the future of tomorrow's wealth, culture and security.[/p][/quote]Not according to the pro-immigration lobby. Apparently, our students aren't able to perform any tasks, and we need to import our talent nowadays. Best of luck to all candidates. stevo!!
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12:58pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

HJarrs wrote:
I hope all those getting their results today get what they want. Good luck! But if you don't, then remember that it is not the end of the world, there are many paths to personal success, not just A levels.
Yeah, if you fail, there's a job waiting for you on a local newspaper ;-)
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: I hope all those getting their results today get what they want. Good luck! But if you don't, then remember that it is not the end of the world, there are many paths to personal success, not just A levels.[/p][/quote]Yeah, if you fail, there's a job waiting for you on a local newspaper ;-) stevo!!
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3:11pm Thu 14 Aug 14

wendy-uk says...

I took A Level History as a mature student and was delighted this morning to find out that I got a B. Not bad for a fortysomething!
I took A Level History as a mature student and was delighted this morning to find out that I got a B. Not bad for a fortysomething! wendy-uk
  • Score: 3

3:15pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Spare a thought for those who were disappointed by today's results. Let's hope those close to them help them through a difficult time.
Spare a thought for those who were disappointed by today's results. Let's hope those close to them help them through a difficult time. stevo!!
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4:39pm Thu 14 Aug 14

s&k says...

Do we have to see the smug grins from the public school pupils? I know this seems a bit mean but if they don't do well when they're paying £25k a year then what hope is there for them?
Do we have to see the smug grins from the public school pupils? I know this seems a bit mean but if they don't do well when they're paying £25k a year then what hope is there for them? s&k
  • Score: 0

6:50pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

s&k wrote:
Do we have to see the smug grins from the public school pupils? I know this seems a bit mean but if they don't do well when they're paying £25k a year then what hope is there for them?
You can pay millions for your education but at the end of the day it's up to the individual to pass the exams.
[quote][p][bold]s&k[/bold] wrote: Do we have to see the smug grins from the public school pupils? I know this seems a bit mean but if they don't do well when they're paying £25k a year then what hope is there for them?[/p][/quote]You can pay millions for your education but at the end of the day it's up to the individual to pass the exams. stevo!!
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