A NEW mum, who gave birth just the day before her exam, was among Ealing borough students celebrating their A-level results at Uxbridge College.
Amy Lam, 18, of Greenford, passed three A-levels despite having to sit her final paper at home the day after her daughter was born.
Amy gave birth to Maya Bella on June 16 and sat her final law paper at home, with an invigilator from Uxbridge College, having taken her sociology and psychology papers at college . She plans to study nursing at university after a year out.
Other Ealing residents toasting success included:
Kirsty Jones, 18, of Northolt, who is going to Aberystwyth University to study psychology. She achieved Bs in psychology and English literature and a C in sociology, despite having missed two years of school.
Kirsty, who also did her GCSEs at Uxbridge, said: “I’ve got better grades than I expected and I am so excited to be going to university – a while ago I didn’t even think I’d get GCSEs!”
Alison, Kirsty’s mum, said: “She’s worked so hard and I am so proud of her. The college has been amazing, too, and really supported her.”
Mohammed Zeeshan, of Southall, achieved A grades in maths, further maths, biology and chemistry. Mohammed, who spent time working in retail before going to Uxbridge, hopes to study medicine after taking a year out.
Ray Ferris, curriculum director at Uxbridge College, said: “This year’s results bear witness to how much progress students make here.”