Smiles and success at Weston College’s results day

PUBLISHED: 10:37 16 August 2012 | UPDATED: 15:29 16 August 2012

Oliver Loud, Tom Branton, Joshua Smart, Joe Lyndon.

Oliver Loud, Tom Branton, Joshua Smart, Joe Lyndon.


SMILES and shocked faces were all part of this morning’s (Thurs) A-level results day at Weston College.

Bright-eyed, eager students anxiously awaited the results of their coursework and stressful exams early at the college.

As a result of the hard work of the students and the dedication of the staff, 99.8 per cent passed their A Levels this year, with 80 per cent achieving A*-C grades, and 50 per cent gaining A*-B.

One of the stars of the day was 18-year-old Tom Stephen who secured an A* in maths, an A in chemistry and another A in biology.

With such high marks Tom said he still hoped for a little better. He said: “It feels really good to get these marks but I’m slightly annoyed at my chemistry mark. I was supposed to get an A* but my practical work did not go as well.”

Tom, of Drove Road in Weston, now plans to study chemical engineering in Loughborough University in September.

He said: “My plans are all on track. I hope to go into a job with fuel as there are lots of job opportunities, but I’m not deciding anything yet.”

One student who initially felt anxious about her results was Zoe Johnstone, of Prescot Close in Worlebury.

She said: “I was really nervous to get them but this morning I checked the university tracker and saw I had got in, so I felt fine.”

The 18-year-old, who gained three Cs in psychology, biology and film, will now head to Worcester University to carry on with psychology and study education with hopes of becoming a teacher.

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