Top university beckons after Exmouth teenager's exam success

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."


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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."

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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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