Student nabs 14 A*s in GCSEs

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Henry Fanshawe student Olivia Wright is enjoying a well-earned rest after netting 14 A*s during her GCSEs.

The sixteen year-old brainbox, who will be going on to sixth form in September, also managed to bag an A* distinction in further maths.

Olivia, of Green Lane, Dronfield, said she still could not believe the results were real but she puts her success down to having a system in place.

“I just made sure I understood everything that was required from each course,” she added. “It is all about time management - knowing when to revise and when to go out.

“But if you are tired then your body is probably telling you to take a break - it cannot all be work and no play.

“But I think if you have a target its only you who can put in the hard work.”

However, the hardworking teenager does not claim all the credit for her achievement.

“My parents have never really put pressure on me - that has always come from myself,” she said. “But I have to give thanks to my mum because she has always been a hard worker and I must have inherited that from her.”

“During the first year of GCSEs I was not taking it seriously but when I started Year 10 I got down to it and started making it my main priority.

“But I have always participated in class and done my homework to a high standard.”

Although Olivia admits the pace of the GCSE exam period is exhausting she managed to stay calm while sitting them.

She plans on studying A-level chemistry, physics, maths and German at St Mary’s Catholic High School in the autumn.

But as far as career plans go, the egg-headed teen is still undecided as to what her future vocation should be.

She said: “I really do not know what I want to do but I really do like learning so I would like a job where I am learning something new every day.”