After A-levels: school-leavers look forward to new opportunities

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Most people would thank their teachers or parents for a haul of two A*s and two As at A-level, but when Ony Akpenyi was awarded those results for chemistry, psychology, maths and biology last Thursday, she thanked Britain. The 18-year-old Harlow College student only moved to the UK from Nigeria two years ago, and says she didn’t do at all well at school until she arrived here.