A LEVEL RESULTS: Bright stars reveal hopes for the future after exam success

Students who believe in omens won't have had the best of nights last night, as heavy rain lashed down on the Fylde coast amid flashes of lightning and loud rumbles of thunder.

Thursday, 17th August 2017, 3:45 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:46 pm
Charlie Warburton, Ben Foster, Josh Worrall, and Jacob Hall

But the storm clouds cleared to leave bright blue sunny skies this morning as youngsters arrived at Blackpool Sixth Form to learn they had achieved fantastic A-level results.

Benjamin Benny, 18, from Portre Road in Bispham, landed As in economics and business, as well as a distinction star in IT.

He said: “From an early age I was okay with numbers and counting. I was confident in my exams. I knew I did okay.

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Benjamin Benny and Ben Foster

“The end goal is to become a chartered accountant in the private industry. After uni I will do a four-year qualification. That’s the plan!”

Jacob Hall, 18, from Preston Old Road in Blackpool, achieved A*s in geography, law, and an extended project on capital punishment, and an A in maths. He said he’s not sure what the future holds for him yet.

He said he now plans to go to Bristol University to study law, but added: “I’d like to keep my options open.

“It’s been very hard but I have put the work in. I did a lot better this year than last.”

Benjamin Benny and Ben Foster

He said he also plans to travel, having already been to Nepal and India.