A-level results: East Berkshire College
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Charlotte Sullivan, 19, commuted from Twickenham to the college's Windsor campus to complete her A-levels.
A TEENAGER who commuted to Windsor every day to study, while working in a supermarket, has surpassed her expectations and is heading to university.
Charlotte Sullivan failed her first years at college in Hounslow before joining East Berkshire College's Windsor campus, and after two hard years of balancing work, commuting from Twickenham and study, she achieved an A* in English literature and As in English language, politics and maths.
The 19-year-old will read English literature at Reading University and said: "I did not expect this. I cried when I first saw my results. This was my second chance and I am so pleased I made it count." The college in St Leonard's Road recorded a 99% pass rate and a 100% pass rate in 20 subjects, including business and English. The college's A* to C rate was 65.4%.
Peter Mills, director of curriculum, said: "Our students have really done themselves proud. It is great to see so many young people fulfilling their potential. It is a huge credit not only to the students, but also to their teachers."
Another high achiever was Adeline Rahin, 19, who achieved As in maths, economics and law and will read finance at London School of Economics.
This article appeared in Royal Borough Observer 16 Aug 12