A rising tennis star from Etwall is celebrating her fantastic GCSE results.
Lottie Allin, 16 who goes to Derby High School achieved a fantastic three A*s, three As and three grade 7s, and will now stay at Derby High School Sixth Form to study her A-levels.
The teenager is a keen tennis players and has previously played at the home of the sport, Wimbledon in the HSBC ‘Road to Wimbledon’ competition in 2015.
Lottie is now considering attempting to get a tennis scholarship, in order to begin studying in America after completing her A-levels.
Speaking about her nerves before receiving the results, Lottie said: "I’m very happy with my results. I got them on an email from school at about 7.50am. I woke up and looked at my clock and it said 6.59am and at first I thought it was 7.59am and I’d missed the email.
"I had to wait a while before the email came and it seemed like forever and I was getting messages from my friends, everyone was saying how stressed out they were.
"I am thinking about going to university in America for tennis. At the moment I’m thinking about A-levels in chemistry, biology and possibly physical education but I might do physics or maths.
Derby High School are not only celebrating Lottie’s fantastic results, as the rest of the school achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, with 98 per cent of those being at least a grade C or above.
Denise Gould, the head teacher of Derby High School, said: "We are very proud of each and every one of our students for their fine results and overall personal achievement. It is very pleasing to see our students’ hard work rewarded with such well-deserved grades.
"We never take our results for granted, especially in a year which is seeing such significant changes in the examination system, across both GCSE and A-level."