Daniel Lawson holding his exam certificates
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Daniel Lawson has acquired 9 A* grades – seven this yr and two in earlier years

A young person from Wirral is celebrating breaking his college’s file by attaining 9 A* grades at A-level.

Daniel Lawson, 18, from West Kirby achieved A* grades in Maths, Additional Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and an Prolonged Challenge Qualification.

He added these to A*’s he achieved final yr in Computing and Enterprise Research.

The Calday Grange Grammar Faculty pupil will examine drugs on the College of Cambridge, however mentioned had been “not the be all and finish all”.

On opening the outcomes he mentioned he felt initially “bemused” adopted by “happiness” after which “disbelief” – “I used to be laughing to myself”.

“I used to be extremely nervous… I believed I used to be borderline to get my provide of two A*s and an A… I might have been comfortable simply to satisfy my provide,” he mentioned.

After being accepted by Magdalene Faculty he mentioned “all the things else was simply icing on the cake”.

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What higher topic for a excessive achiever to review than human intelligence? Daniel selected the subject for his prolonged challenge

“My household are very proud… my dad mentioned it was ridiculous however was happier than I used to be”, he mentioned.

Daniel, who hopes to someday seem on College Problem, mentioned he thinks A-levels are “necessary to get you to sure locations” however the level is “to do what you take pleasure in” and college could not the most suitable choice for everybody.

“I’ve a lot of mates doing apprenticeships, going to school or straight into jobs”, he mentioned.

For Daniel, his achievement was primarily right down to how a lot the themes him.

“I loved all my topics and that method the qualification is sort of a bonus.

“However that is to not say it is not quite a lot of onerous work. Apply is the factor. It is extra right down to onerous work than to pure intelligence”.

As college students within the UK acquired their A-level outcomes on Thursday, figures confirmed a marginal fall in top grades.