Top university beckons after Exmouth teenager's exam success

PUBLISHED: 10:06 27 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:43 10 June 2010

AN Exmouth teenager is celebrating achieving top grades in this year's A-level exams, securing her a place at King's College, Cambridge.

AN Exmouth teenager is celebrating achieving top grades in this year's A-level exams, securing her a place at King's College, Cambridge.

Colyton Grammar School student Rebecca Hallet, 18, from Dagmar Road, Exmouth, was declared one of the school's highest achievers after accomplishing five A grades, two distinctions, one merit in advanced extension and a distinction in the English baccalaureate diploma.

Rebecca will go on to study Japanese at Cambridge University in October.

She said: "I'm so relieved and excited. I've done better than I could have hoped."

When asked if she felt the A-levels were getting easier, she said: "I never took the A-levels years ago so I can't say, but I do know that everyone pushed themselves so hard for these exams.

"There was a severe amount of worry and everyone felt the exams were really challenging."

Colyton Grammar School headteacher Paul Evans said it was 'pleasing' to see the hard work of students come to fruition.

He said: "Everyone has worked hard to meet their personal goals and is able to confidently make the next step into higher education.

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