A-level results: ‘Home troubles’ force Oxbridge-bound La Swap pupil to move out before exams

Jessica Hosie, 18, had to move in with a friend after troubles at home this year - but despite dropping a grade, the La...

Jessica Hosie, 18, had to move in with a friend after troubles at home this year - but despite dropping a grade, the La Swap student is off to Cambridge University to study Theology with two A*s and a B - Credit: Archant

A sixth-former who was forced to move out of her family home just before her A-level exams has won a place at Oxbridge.

Jessica Hosie, 18, struggled with revision after troubles at home led her to move in with a friend while she was in the midst of studying for her final exams at La Swap sixth-form consortium.

She missed out on the grades she needed for her place at Cambridge University, but thankfully her college, Murray Edwards, has accepted her to study theology.

Jessica, who lives in Holloway, told the Ham&High after her place was confirmed: “I’ve had a difficult year. I’ve been living away from home since April.

“My college has been really supportive about it, and I’m just so happy to go there now. I didn’t think I would make it.”


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Jessica, who took A-levels at La Sainte Union School and Parliament Hill School, in Highgate Road, needed to get A*, A, A, to secure her place at Murray Edwards but on Thursday, she found out she scored two A*s and a B.

It took a nervous phonecall to the college before she was told the happy news that she would still be accepted at Cambridge.

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“I’ve been up since 4am,” she said. “I’m going to celebrate by having a nice long sleep.”

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