This is Granddaughter Sian 2 1/2 years ago when she was 16, posing in my sunhat. I have to say it looks much better on her :o)
She recently got her grades from college. She needed 3 As and got A* plus 2 As so York have accepted her although she is taking a gap year to earn some pennies to add to her Uni fund. She was home taught and never did GCSEs and we are so proud of her, she has worked very hard to become the first in my family to go to University. It is also a testament to my daughter's ability in teaching her whilst working for a degree herself.
She, my daughter, gained a 1st class honours in English Literature at the open university just as Sian was about to start at college :o)