FROM jittery to joyful, these pictures capture what GCSE results meant to every pupil across Oxfordshire yesterday.
With a shaking hand Zainab Azam opened her envelope and read her results: one A*, eight As, three Bs.
The Oxford Spires Academy pupil, 16, said: “I’m really happy. I’ve done better in some subjects than I thought I would. When I finished my physics exam I wasn’t too sure how I’d done, but it’s all been okay.“ Zainab, from Cowley, added: “I was predicted high grades so the pressure of keeping up with that was tough. I didn’t want to disappoint anybody, but I don’t think I have.”
Now Zainab is planning to take A-Levels at the East Oxford academy and then study dentistry at university.
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