Trinity Catholic High student gets into Cambridge

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Emilio Fabrizi,Lewis Parker, Syeda Tasnim Shamim, Christina Oukdse,Timothy Carter and Gerry Brazell Buy this photo Emilio Fabrizi,Lewis Parker, Syeda Tasnim Shamim, Christina Oukdse,Timothy Carter and Gerry Brazell

A star pupil at Trinity Catholic High School in Woodford Green is off to study medicine at Cambridge University after achieving an A* and two As in his A-levels.

Lewis Parker, 18, got up at 6am to get his results online and said he shouted “you dancer” when he saw how well he had done.

“I was so happy,” said Mr Parker, who could not repeat his father’s reaction as it was "full of expletives".

Mr Parker added: “My mum was over the moon. She was crying this morning.”

Timothy Carter, 18, is also going to study medicine after getting two A*s and an A .

Mr Carter has a place secured at Manchester University and said: “I’m really happy. I can’t quite believe it.

“I was hoping for it but I am very pleased.”

Syeda Tasnim Shamim, 18, got an A* and two As and, despite having a place secured at Kings College, London, to study pharmacy, is going to take advantage of recent changes in university admission requirements to see if she can study dentistry instead.

Christina Lukose, 18, who wants to go into scientific research, got an A* and two As and is now going to study biology in Bath.

She said: “I didn’t expect to do that well. My parents were so happy and so proud of me.”

Emilio Fabrizi, 18, who got three As, is off to study history at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.

“I’m just ecstatic. My mum came with me this morning and I just called my dad," he said.

“They’re really pleased.

"To make them proud and to make me proud is a great feeling.”

More than half of all pupils at the school, in Mornington Road, Woodford Green, achieved A*- B grades this year.

Head of sixth form Rob Healey said of the results: “They rank among the best we’ve ever had.

“We are really pleased with the results.”

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