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A-level results: La Swap teenager made to live alone at 18 celebrates top grades

15:55 15 August 2014

La Swap pupil Amber Hanrahan, 18, could not believe she achieved A, A, B in her A-levels. She is off to study psychology at the University of Sussex. Picture: Polly Hancock

La Swap pupil Amber Hanrahan, 18, could not believe she achieved A, A, B in her A-levels. She is off to study psychology at the University of Sussex. Picture: Polly Hancock

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An 18-year-old who has been living alone for more than a year has celebrated top A-level grades.

Amber Hanrahan achieved two As and a B after a difficult year trying to fend for herself and revise for exams at La Swap sixth-form consortium.

Family troubles pushed Amber into living alone in Kentish Town following her GCSEs, and she relied on her friends to give her motivation to study.

With two As in drama and sociology, and a B in art, Amber told the Ham&High she could hardly believe that she will psychology at the University of Sussex this autumn.

She said: “I’m really happy because I did really badly in my GCSEs. I had a lot of family stuff going on.

“It was a struggle, but I had my friends dragging me out of bed saying, ‘you have to go to the library!’”

Amber needs to pass her maths GCSE before her place at university is officially confirmed, and will hear if she has got the necessary C grade today (Thursday) after enduring a nail biting week-long wait between results days.

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