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GCSEs: Nervous goodbye for Redden Court student moving to Newcastle hours after collecting grades

PUBLISHED: 12:30 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 13:17 22 August 2013

Megan Togwell (right) from Redden Court School will be waved off by friends Shannon Barret (left) and Robyn Netting (middle) when she moves to Newcastle

Megan Togwell (right) from Redden Court School will be waved off by friends Shannon Barret (left) and Robyn Netting (middle) when she moves to Newcastle

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It was an emotional day for one Redden Court School student who picked up her results hours before moving to Newcastle with her family.

Megan Togwell, 16, of Harold Wood, was waved off by friends after a celebratory lunch having picked up seven As and three Bs in her GCSEs.

She said: “I’m saying goodbye to my friends today and they’re going to see me off. It’s a sad day, and a bit emotional.

“I was really nervous about my results and had set myself high targets, so I’m ridiculously pleased.”

Megan will now study philosophy and ethics up north, but says her dream job would be on a west end stage.

She added: “I’m hoping to go into dance and musical theatre. I have been dancing for years.

“I would love to be on the west end someday, that’s my ultimate goal.”

Megan was one of many high achievers at Redden Court, and headteacher Paul Ward chalked the results down to his “amazing” staff.

He said: “They’re so dedicated and hard working, this really is testament to that.

“The students are really happy and almost without exception they have all done really well.”


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