AN Andover teenager had a double reason to celebrate when she collected her GCSE results.
Chelsee-Marie James, aged 16, had extra pressure to do well in her exams.
The former Harrow Way Community School pupil had already started a training programme at Be Wiser and staying on the Headstart programme was dependent on her results.
“I was very nervous when I went into school to collect my exam results as I knew I had to pass five GCSEs at a C grade,” she said.
“I really hoped I had done enough to get the grades I needed to stay at Be Wiser on the Headstart programme.
“I am so pleased that I can continue on the programme because it means I can carry on learning and succeeding in my first ever job and in two years I will have a diploma which is the same as three Alevels.”
Chelsee- Marie achieved eight GCSE’s in health and social, maths, English language, additional science, science, geography, English literature and ICT functional skills.
The Be Wiser Headstart programme is aimed at youngsters leaving school who want a career straight away, whilst also providing them with an opportunity to study for professional qualifications over the next two years and gaining valuable experience within the insurance industry.
“We are offering a unique opportunity; something which no college or other local employer currently offers,” said Mark Leeming, programme manager at Be Wiser.
“We are delighted that Chelsee-Marie achieved her exam results and will be continuing on the programme with us.”