August 16, 2012 11.13 am This story is over 118 months old

Lincoln students receive their A-level results

A-Levels day: Students in Lincoln are celebrating after they collected their A-level results.

17-year-olds Shona Rawlins and Douglas Sleeman did well in their first year

Students across Lincolnshire collected their A-level results on Thursday morning.

The Lincolnite will bring you the A-level results for Lincolnshire later today, when the figures for the county are collected.

National figures have already been released and show 6.6% of A-level entries achieved the top two grades – down from 27% last year.

In the city, hundreds of young people went to Lincoln College to find out if their hard work paid off. The Lincolnite captured the moment when they tore open the envelope and discovered their grades.

Louis Marsden-Walters, 18, was one of the high achievers. Having taken 5 A-levels, he came out with an A* in Maths, A in Further Maths, A in Geography, B in Physics and B in Chemistry.

Louis Marsden-Walters, 18, scored high grades

He plans to go to the university of East Anglia to study Natural Science and wants to do a PhD, studying volcanoes. He said: “I couldn’t see myself as anything other than an academic or going to university in any other way than A-levels.

“I’m glad I came to college, as it helped me develop as a person.”

Younger students were also at the college, collecting their As grades. Shona Rawlins and Douglas Sleeman, both 17, celebrated their first year of success together. She achieved an A in English Literature, with Bs in English Language and Critical Thinking.

“I want to go to university and then teach English at secondary or college level. They’re the ones who really want to learn,” she said.

Douglas scored B grades in Psychology and Human Biology, along with a distinction in Sports Science. He plans to finish his second year and join the Royal Marines.