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Three 'A's and a 'B' make top A Level student smile

PUBLISHED: 19:00 20 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:44 05 October 2010

Giselle is all smiles as she calls dad in Cuba

Giselle is all smiles as she calls dad in Cuba

THERE were lots of nervous smiles this morning as students started flowing through the school gates at Bishop Challoner Post 16 College in Shadwell. Many hadn t been

Else Kvist

else.kvist@archant.co.uk

THERE were lots of nervous smiles this morning as students started flowing through the school gates at Bishop Challoner Post 16 College in Shadwell.

Many hadn't been able to sleep the night before and were desperate to get hold of those white envelopes to see if their A Level results would secure them a university place.

The school's best result among those opening their envelopes when the Advertiser dropped in was 18-year-old Giselle Villanueva. She said: "My hands were shaking so much that I could hardly open the envelope. I hardly got any sleep last night, I was so anxious."

But three 'A's and one 'B' put a big smile on her face! It didn't take long before she got on her mobile to tell her dad, currently out in Cuba, that she had got the school's best A Level score.

Giselle, who lives with her parents in Wapping, told us: "This is exactly what I had hoped for. I was offered a place at York University if I got three 'A's. But you can never know till you see it and I had to do a double-take to make sure I was reading it right."

"I'm so excited. It's going to be a whole new chapter in my life living on campus."

Giselle, who was brought up speaking both English and Spanish, got her 'A' grades in Spanish, English literature, and history. The 'B' was in economics.

Giselle, who wants to be a lawyer, will start out studying English at York, but plans to convert to law in her second year.

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