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A-Levels: 'My 100 per cent grade in history paper was a shock'
AN Abingdon School pupil did not drop one mark in his history paper – despite thinking it was the worst exam he had ever done.
Lewis Spring, 18, was happily shocked collecting his A-Level results on Thursday.
Lewis’s two A* and two A grades secured him a spot at Oxford University studying modern languages at Magdalen College.
But it was his 120 out of 120 result in his History paper about modern American history which really surprised him.
Lewis, from Headington, Oxford, said: “I am very pleased but a bit confused by one of the A-stars. I thought it was the worst exam I had ever done but it turned out to be the best.
“In the exam I looked at the questions and thought they were horrible.
“I was really shocked about what came up. I had a brain block on one of the questions and had to do another instead, but everyone found them tough.
“Straight after the exam I wasn’t happy; in one of the questions I thought I was winging it. It was the most enormous surprise to see the results.”
His history teacher Ed Davies said: “He put a lot of effort into it so I can’t say it was a huge shock to me – he deserved it.”
Lewis got his two A* grades in History and French and his A grades in Music and German.
He said he was looking forward to starting university, after a celebratory night out.
He added: “From everyone I have spoken to they are very pleased so people are all out celebrating.”
Joining him to celebrate successful marks was fellow Abingdon School student James Zhou – who got three A* and two A grades. The 18-year-old from Faringdon is also going to Oxford University to study Materials Science at Mansfield College.
He said: “University seems a long way away but we actually start in October. I’m looking forward to experiencing college life in Oxford, even though I know the city.”
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