A TENBURY student is celebrating after achieving first class honours in her university degree.

Jess Bould, of Eardiston, has just completed a Counselling Psychology degree at the University of Worcester.

“I am over the moon,” said the 23-year-old, who has now got a job working within mental health. “I am so proud of what I have accomplished and how far I have come in the three years.”

The former Worcester Sixth Form College pupil said she chose to study at the University of Worcester because the course appealed to her and the city itself.

“Completing my degree has enabled me to get a job working within mental health – which is something I have always wanted to do,” she said.

“In the future, I hope to go on to complete a Counselling Psychology doctorate course in order to become a counselling psychologist.”

The University of Worcester has places available for well-qualified applicants through clearing this year.

The clearing hotline – 01905 855111 – is now open for those collecting BTEC results and access qualifications and will remain open as A-level results are released today.

Next week it will be the turn of GCSE students to find out their results.

At the Tenbury High School Ormiston Academy it will be the first set of results since the departure of former headteacher Adrian Price, who left earlier this year to take over at a school in West Bromwich.

This will be the first year as a head teacher at the school in Tenbury for the new head Vicki Dean.

She will be hoping that the success of recent years at the school is continued.

Last year saw good results with 65 per cent of students achieving the Government’s new headline measure in both English and maths, despite this being the first year of the new tougher exams.

Overall, more than 65 per cent of students achieved grade four or above in both English and maths – with a grade four the new grade set by the Government as a pass, equivalent to the old grade C.

In English 82 per cent of pupils achieved grades four or above. This is up five per cent on last year, when the old grade C was still in place.

More than 42 per cent of students also achieved a grade 5 or above in both subjects – defined by the Government as a “strong pass” or better – a fantastic achievement.

A third of grades awarded in the core subjects of English and maths were also grades 6 and above.