King’s Lynn trio off to Cambridge University after A-level success

Three students from King's Lynn's King Edward VII School are heading for Cambridge University with six grade A*s and ten As between them.

Rebecca May, Thomas Clark and Joshua Green are celebrating after collecting their A-level results from the school this morning - with all of them securing places at the top university.

With an A* and four A grades, Rebecca May will be following her brother Robert to the historic university city where he is in his third year at Trinity College.

Rebecca, 18, of South Wootton, will be reading law at Downing College but is unsure as to her career plans.

'I am really happy and was hoping for good results. I'm not sure what I will be doing in the future but possibly a solicitor,' she said.

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Rebecca gained an A* in religious studies and As in history, maths, biology and general studies.

Joshua Green, 18, of Congham, near Lynn, is also destined for a legal future as he heads to Fitzwilliam College to read law.

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Joshua achieved three A*s in general studies, classics and religious studies. He also had As in English language and maths.

With most of his family involved in the healthcare profession, Joshua said he would be the first of them to study law.

'I don't really know what I'll be doing in the future yet. I'm just pleased with the results,' he said.

Thomas Clark, 18, of South Wootton, will be joining his friends in the city as he takes up a place at Peterhouse College to read history.

With two A*s and four As, Tom said he was delighted with his results and, like Rebecca, was unsure of his future career plans.

'I am just very pleased with the results I got and will probably be going out to celebrate with friends,' he said.

Head teacher Mike Douglass said he was delighted for the students and praised their hard work in order to gain top results.

'I am absolutely delighted for all of them. They have worked very hard and have done well,' he said.

Mr Douglass said it was too early to tell if students were being put off by the steep rise in university tuition fees.

'I do not think there is sufficient evidence for that yet. We have a high proportion of our students going into higher education,' he said.

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