Celebrating exam success at Bo’ness

. Top students after exams results revealed. Alix Johnston, Abbie McCallum, Ellis Alexander and Jemma Brown.
. Top students after exams results revealed. Alix Johnston, Abbie McCallum, Ellis Alexander and Jemma Brown.

Two fifth year Bo’ness Academy pupils got straight As in their Higher exams when the results were announced this week.

Lynsey Craig (17) from Deanburn Walk sat exams in five subjects. Next year she will progress to Advanced Highers but is going to include a ‘crash’ Higher in Biology too studying for the whole exam in one year. Lynsey aims to study Chemistry.

She said: “I had just got up when the envelope arrived in the post about 10 o’clock.

‘‘My mum and sister were here but I opened it on my own. I was not expecting to do as well.

‘‘I hope to go to St Andrews or Edinburgh University but will go to open days to see where I might like to go.”

Lynsey’s mum is the new headteacher at Springfield Primary in Linlithgow and her dad is a science technician.

Lynsey continued: “They just encourage me to do my best.”

Ewan Speirs from Panbrae Road got straight As and will study Chemical Engineering at University of Edinburgh.

Ellis Alexander (16) is a former pupil of Deanburn Primary School and a clarinet player with the school band.

She is considering a career in medicine with her straight A results at National Qualification level. Another straight A student, Abbie McCallum (16) from Carse View said : “I was just so happy. I sat exams in six subjects. It was hard but I put in the work.

Abbie goes into fifth year and will study science subjects as she hopes to go into pharmacy or opthalmology.

Jemma Brown (15) from Kinglass Drive has an array of subjects with 5 A passes including graphical communications.

She will study art next year with the dream of becoming an architect.

Jemma’s big sister Nicola already has a place at QMU to study biology.

Alix Johnston opted to get her results by text and got a message to say she had also done very well with 5 As at National 5 level.

Aiden Hilton (18) is a waiter in a local restaurant this summer ahead of studying physics in Glasgow.

Aiden plays piano and saxophone as well as having a leaning towards science.

David Lyall did very well with 2 A* passes in Maths and Physics. He said: “I like these subjects and I think that liking them drives me to work at them.