Teenager's result is in the country's top five

PUBLISHED: 07:21 31 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:49 31 May 2010

Rosamond Brown’s English Literature GCSE result was in the country’s top five - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Rosamond Brown's English Literature GCSE result was in the country's top five - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

EXEMPLARY student Rosamond Brown was overjoyed on Thursday after getting one of the top English Literature GCSE grades in the country. The 16-year-old, who lives in Fairycroft Road, Saffron Walden, was in the national top five of the 362,000 candidates wh

EXEMPLARY student Rosamond Brown was overjoyed on Thursday after getting one of the top English Literature GCSE grades in the country.

The 16-year-old, who lives in Fairycroft Road, Saffron Walden, was in the national top five of the 362,000 candidates who sat the exam.

"I am very pleased - slightly surprised, but very happy about it," she said. "English Literature is a subject I really enjoy and although I didn't feel too nervous about the exam after I'd finished, I didn't expect to have done this well!

"I was lucky that I could study To Kill a Mockingbird, as it's a book that I like a lot."

Rosamond's also scooped six A* grades, an A in AS history, two A grades and one B. She now intends to study AS-levels at the County High School.

She said: "The County High is a great school and I really enjoy being there. The teaching is really good."

After studying A-levels, she hopes to read an academic subject at university before becoming a novelist.

She said: "I'm not sure what I want to do with my life yet, but I like the idea of being a novelist and working to my own hours.

"My knowledge of the way that language, structure, characterisation and plot are used in literature should help me if I decide to start writing.

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