A Levels: Hazelwick School’s head boy cries with joy


Hazelwick School’s head boy cried with joy after he got his A Level results.

John Ward, 18, who wants to be a doctor, received his grades at school today (August 13).

John got an A* in Chemistry, As in Biology and Latin and an A for his Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

He will apply to study medicine at a university after a gap year.

John, of Balcombe Road, Pound Hill, said: “I didn’t have an offer so I didn’t get notified by any university so I had no idea what my results were - it was a stab in the dark.

“I opened it [the letter with my results] and I was so shocked, I didn’t think I would get As.

“I cried with joy. I thought I was going to faint.

“In medicine, if you don’t get three As you’re done.”

John wrote an essay on music and mental health for his EPQ.

He drew on his work experience shadowing a psychiatrist’s home treatment team.

He said: “It was quite intense but it paid off and it helped me very much in my essay and wider studies as well.”

John spoke of his passion for medicine. He said: “There’s so much to medicine - it’s academic, you get to help people, you do research.

“I will never get bored in medicine.”

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