Luca Michael is hoping to use his excellent A-Level results as a platform to power to glory in the under 20 British Junior Weighlifting Championships at the weekend.
The Year 13 student secured three A* grades in economics, mathematics and psychology and a place at University College London to study psychology.
The 18-year-old will compete in the 62kg category at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on Saturday (August 15) and hopes to secure a top three finish.
“I was very nervous about getting my results today, which was strange because I wasn’t nervous about the exams at all but I guess since my last exam I may have been overthinking things," said the weightlifter who represents Sutton and Epsom Weightlifting.
"But I’m so happy with my results. This is a big week for me as I’ve also got the British Championships on Saturday. It’s been a great week so far with my results and hopefully it will end well.
“My preparations have gone well and I’m going in with the second highest total. Right now, I’d settle for any medal at the weekend.”
Joe Gale, head of sixth form, added: “Special congratulations go to Luca Michael for his A*, A* and A* in economics, mathematics and psychology.
"Luca achieved five As and five Bs for his GCSEs two years ago and his performance shows that no student’s potential should ever be capped.
“We wish each of our 202 students the very best as they move onto the next phase of their lives, whether it is in higher education or employment.”
Luca was part of a Year 13 cohort that secured an overall pass rate of 99.7 per cent, with 82 per cent of grades at A* to C and 53 per cent at A* to B.
In terms of attainment, Glyn’s top performers were:
Luca Michael (3 A* grades)
Jack Neill (3 A* grades and 1 A grade)
Ashiq Abdul Khader (3 A* grades and 1 A grade)
Alexander Holt (3 A* grades and 1 A grade)
Matthew Hay (3 A* grades and 1 B grade)
Samuel Jackson (2 A* grades and 2 A grades)
Fahim Ahmed (2 A* grades,1 A grade and 1 B grade)
Lydia Hallam (2 A* grades and 1 A grade)
Sean Kealy (2 A* grades and 1 A grade)
Matthew Harvey-Wright (2 A* grades and 2 D grades)
Elizabeth Atherton (1 A* grade and 3 A grades)
Joseph Allison (1 A* grade and 3 A grades)
Hansel Rodrigues (1 A* grade and 3 A grades)
Francesca Smith (1 A* grade and 2 A grades)
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