AMONG the high achievers collecting their A-Level results from Carmel College last week were 18-year-olds Natalie Duddle, Jade Murdoch, Sarah Towey and Lauren Chisnall.
Ex De La Salle pupil Natalie was delighted to pick up four As - in art and design, English language, ICT and general studies.
She said: “I’m made up. I was playing solitaire all night because I couldn’t sleep but I’m not bothered about tiredness now!
“I worked really hard in my first year, which helped because it had a knock-on effect this year. I’m going to study law at Lancaster University now.”
Former Rainhill High pupil Jade Murdoch, of Whiston, collected an A* in geography and As in biology and chemistry.
And it was a double celebration too because her twin sister Gemma, also a Carmel student, got the grades she needed to get on a primary education course at Liverpool John Moores University.
Jade said: “I was really nervous when I checked my results but I’m delighted with them. They are even better than I expected.
“Even though I felt like the exams all went well, I was worrying all summer about whether I had missed anything out. I’m going to study dental surgery at Leeds University. But I’m off to V Festival tomorrow so I’ve got plenty to keep me occupied in the meantime!”
Ex St Augustine of Canterbury pupil Sarah Towey, of Moss Bank, collected A*s in history and psychology two As and a B.
She said: “I read a chapter of Harry Potter before plucking up the courage to check my results! I’m really pleased with them though. I’m going to study history and psychology at Liverpool University now.”
And former Rainhill High pupil Lauren Chisnall, of Eccleston Park, picked up A*s in maths, further maths and physics, as well as an A in French.
She said: “I’m delighted because my results were slightly better than expected. My friends and family are really proud that all my hard work paid off.
“I’m going to Imperial College in London now to study geophysics.”
left: Natalie Duddle celebrates
ABOVE RIGHT: Sarah Towey
RIGHT: Lauren Chisnall