Isle A Level teens set sights on Oxford, and the Zambia

At John Leggott College are A level students Daniel Richardson from Belton, Edward Pilkington from Graizelound and Emma Simpson from Belton. (BUY THIS PHOTO E0914TS) Picture: Tony Saxton
At John Leggott College are A level students Daniel Richardson from Belton, Edward Pilkington from Graizelound and Emma Simpson from Belton. (BUY THIS PHOTO E0914TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

Successful Isle students were celebrating their A Level results at Scunthorpe’s John Leggott College today.

The West Common Lane learning facility welcomed a 99 per cent pass rate and 50 per cent of the grades at A*-B this year.

Among the successes was Daniel Richardson, 18, of Westgate Road, Belton, who achieved A*’s in maths and biology and A’s in chemistry and physics. He plans to take a year out to work in a school in Zambia and has a deferred university offer at Glasgow where he intends on studying veterinary medicine.

Former South Axholme School pupil, eighteen-year-old Emma Simpson, of Kings Meadow in Belton, achieved an A in business, and two C’s in economics and maths. She plans to study business with ecomomics at Northumbria.

Emma said: “I was aiming for an ABC but I got into university and that’s the main thing.”

Oxford-bound is Letitia Bolton of Ousefleet who got A grades in philosophy, French and Spanish and a B in English. At university she will study philosophy and Italian which she said was her dream.

“I got better grades than I expected in some subjects, I couldn’t quite believe it,” she said.

Edward Pilkington, 18, of Station Road, Graizelound is looking forward to a career as an Army engineer. The former Orchard School pupil achieved an A in electronics, a B in biology and a C in physics. “That’s pretty much what I was after,” said Edward.

See nest week’s Epworth Bells for more from Isle students.