Good news for A-level student in phonecall to Uganda
WHILE the majority of sixth formers headed off to school for the last time yesterday to pick up their results, Wyedean pupil Stuart O'Reilly received his A-level results over the phone.
Stuart, 18, from Chepstow, heard about his two A*s in history and politics and As in drama and English literature over the phone in Uganda.
He originally went to Africa with Wyedean last year to work in an orphanage and this year decided to go back under his own steam with a few friends.
Speaking from Uganda, he said he is now looking forward to taking up his place at Oxford, where he will read history.
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He said: "I am really chuffed with the results and it means I can go on to study history at Oxford.
"I thought I would get four As, so to get a couple of A*s is amazing."
Fellow sixth-former Rhian Lewis, 18, from Lydney, got A*s in psychology and history and an A in media.
Although the grades would allow her to apply for university next year, Rhian has her heart set on another path.
She wants to be an airline stewardess and will study for six months at Gloucestershire College for a Level 2 NCFE Air Cabin Crew diploma.
She said: "It is what I have always wanted to do. These grades will be a good back-up and open a lot of doors if I want to go to university in the future. But I love travelling and I want to see a bit of the world first."
Head of Year 13 Johnathan Lane said: "We are very proud of their achievements."
Meanwhile the overwhelming majority of students at Newent Community School picked up results allowing them to take up offers from universities.
Gethin Richards, 18, from Newnham, is hoping to read research and exploration geology at Cardiff University after achieving an A in geography and two Cs in economics and biology.