'I Feel Incredibly Blessed'

18 Aug 2022
General, Learning

Lavinia Webb

Delighted Sixth Formers at Benenden have spoken about receiving their impressive A Level results.

Keziah Cho, who earned A*s in Biology, English Literature, Geography and Maths, as well as a previous A grade EPQ, said: “I feel incredibly blessed, and it’s amazing to see that all that revision paid off. I’m also so grateful to everyone I’ve met here, for helping me through all those moments of panic in June.”

Asked what she’ll be pursuing next, Keziah added: “I’ll be studying English at UCL. I like everything to do with words and the effect they have on people.”

Emily Kerr claimed her place on Cambridge’s Natural Sciences course in the Autumn with an impressive five A*s in Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Latin. Speaking from Cornwall where she was away with family, Emily said: “I’m very happy. I did not expect it at all.

“We had a lot of online school and isolation which made it much harder to learn the course. I think I was quite lucky to do so well. I think overall it’s gone quite well and most people are happy.”

Lavinia Webb earned A*s in Economics, Geography and Latin, and an A in Maths, alongside previous A*s for A Level Italian and a previous Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – an additional qualification that involves a dissertation-style research project.

Lavinia said: “I was really relieved when I saw my results. As we didn’t sit our GCSEs it was a bit unpredictable as to how our A Levels would go, so I tried not to have too many expectations.

“I’ll be taking a gap year this year and then I’m hoping to study Geography at Cambridge next year.”

Not all Benenden students have their university sights set on the UK however, with Sue Yuan having already moved to the US in preparation for her place studying Anthropology and Economics at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Sue achieved A*s in Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Psychology, alongside an A grade EPQ. She said: “I walked out of most of those exams with confidence in my answers, so I wasn’t too stressed when opening my results. It’s definitely a great source of validation for my hard work during A Levels for the last few months.”