Results are out today at 9.30am for A levels and 11am for AS levels.
We are celebrating everyone’s successes, but with a particular interest in secondary modern pupils.
There are 88 schools across the country who admit students who did not pass the 11+ exams and have sixth forms that teach A levels.
An often ignored but tremendously important group, we wanted to share their true “underdog” stories and hope you feel as inspired as we do.
Stories will be coming in from later this morning. In the meantime, get in contact if you want to share your school’s success: email@example.com
17:45 – Lastly we have two international students from a secondary modern school in Slough. They came to the country not being able to speak a word of English. Today they are off to university. Here’s their story.
16:50 – And here are some more celebrations. This time from The Weston School, a secondary modern in Kent.
A tearful Kirsty Sayers celebrates Westlands first ever A* in A level geography.
Kinjal Jadeja achieved an A and three B grades in maths, chemistry, biology and history. She will now be leaving for King’s College London to study medicine.
Friends (from left to right) Josh Halse, Joe Elmer and Alex Buck all achieved top grades in BTec ICT.
AS students Hannah Chalker (left) and Lucy Elliot-Brown (right) celebrate excellent grades with a complimentary ice cream.