Mum’s the word as Abigail celebrates A-Level success at QEGS

Damaris Bennett who is going to Cambridge University EMN-160818-082302001
Damaris Bennett who is going to Cambridge University EMN-160818-082302001

There was no shortage of happy faces at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Horncastle this morning (Thursday) as students celebrated some outstanding A-Level results.

And, it really did prove to be a family affair for some of the success stories - not least for Horncastle mum-and-daughter Helen and Abigail Hunter.

Twins Amy (left) and  Emma Davies jump for joy after getting their results EMN-160818-082333001

Twins Amy (left) and Emma Davies jump for joy after getting their results EMN-160818-082333001

Helen is head of biology at the school and actually taught Abigail who will now head off to Sheffield University to study dentistry.

Abigail said: “It was a bit strange at first with mum as my teacher but she gave me a lot of support.

“The other people in the class thought it was different but they got used to it.”

Abigail secured an outstanding four A*s - three at A-Level and one at AS Level.

Abigail Hunter and mum Helen Hunter - a teacher at QEGS - celebrate a 100 per cent success rate. EMN-160818-082348001

Abigail Hunter and mum Helen Hunter - a teacher at QEGS - celebrate a 100 per cent success rate. EMN-160818-082348001

She added: “I worked really hard. I’d never thought I’d get all A*s. I just hoped for the best.”

Helen said she was ‘very proud’ of her daughter’s results and was keen to see how other students had performed.

Two sets of twins were also celebrating after securing the grades they needed for university.

They were Amy and Emma Davies and Kimberly and Courtney Burns.

Amy and Emma were born in America but moved to England at the age of seven.

They were full of praise for QEGS and admitted it would be difficult going to different universities - Amy to Nottingham Trent and Emma to Hull.

The Burns sisters, who moved to QEGS from the town’s Banovallum School, will also be going their separate ways.

The results were available from 7.30am and Juliette Breton was one of the first in the queue.

Her results mean she has secured a place at Cambridge University and she headed off to celebrate with mum Kathy and dad Peter.

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