Pupil in line for best GCSE student award

PUBLISHED: 19:59 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:39 06 May 2010

A ST ALBANS School pupil is in line for the title of GCSE student of the year. David Hugh Philips, aged 16, got nine A* s and one A in his GCSE exams this summer and exam board AQA are celebrating the achievement. David and seven other high-achievers fro

A ST ALBANS School pupil is in line for the title of GCSE student of the year.

David Hugh Philips, aged 16, got nine A*'s and one A in his GCSE exams this summer and exam board AQA are celebrating the achievement.

David and seven other high-achievers from across the country will be presented with silver medals and a diploma at an awards ceremony in London on Monday.

A trophy and a cheque for £250 will also be awarded to the pupil who achieved the best GCSE performance and the winner's name will be announced during the ceremony.

David, who lives in Kensington Close, St Albans, said he was looking forward to the event which is being held in Westminster.

He added: "My ambition is to study maths or physics at university. I also enjoy playing chess and hockey, and I joint-run the St Albans Junior Chess Club.

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