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Upminster students celebrate ‘tremendous’ results

PUBLISHED: 11:41 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 12:16 18 August 2016

A-Level results from Havering schools and colleges. Coopers' Coborn School. Matthew Johnson, Natasha Patient, Fred Houseago, Phoebe Kite, Matthew Shields and Caitlyn Hardy

A-Level results from Havering schools and colleges. Coopers' Coborn School. Matthew Johnson, Natasha Patient, Fred Houseago, Phoebe Kite, Matthew Shields and Caitlyn Hardy

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Students at Coopers’ Company and Coborn School have been discovering their A-level results this morning, with many achieving top grades.

Four of Coopers' Company and Coborn School's highest achievers: Emily Bray, Megan Olley, Matthew Batson and Eleanor Mackintosh/Four of Coopers' Company and Coborn School's highest achievers: Emily Bray, Megan Olley, Matthew Batson and Eleanor Mackintosh/

A Recorder reporter was lucky enough to meet the school’s a-team this morning, as students Emily Bray, Megan Olley, Matt Batson and Eleanor Mackintosh, totally smashed their exams, achieving four A*s and nine A’s between them.

Matt, who achieved a stunning three A*s and an A, will be off to Bath University in September to study physics, but hasn’t had time to even think about that.

He said: “It’s just pure relief at the moment. My uni emailed me this morning so I wasn’t too nervous coming in to get them but it was fantastic to find out I had done so well.”

Meanwhile, Megan, who achieved three As, didn’t have to worry too much about losing sleep last night, as she was working till 1am anyway.

She said: “It didn’t really hit me properly until I told my dad, and then he almost started crying and that set me off!”

Megan now plans to study maths at Nottingham University, while fellow student Eleanor will be off to Exeter to study English literature and Emily will be studying biosciences at Surrey.

Headteacher David Parry was also thrilled with his school’s performance.

He said: “I think it’s tremendous because everyone has worked so hard to get here today, it’s been humbling to see so many students achieve such high grades and remain modest about it.

“When you see students find out they’re off to university and immediately go and thank a member of staff you feel like you must be doing something right.”

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