A STUDENT is celebrating after find out she was one of a small group in the country to receive full marks in one of her GCSE subjects.

Eve Honeyman, who studied at St Francis Xavier School, Richmond, was delighted to see a grade 9 for English Literature GCSE, but even more so to realise she did not drop a single mark in her exam, achieving 100 per cent in both of the papers.

She said: "I found out I had achieved 100 per cent when Mrs Fawcett told me on results day. I was expecting to do well, but not that well!"

"I am delighted with Eve’s results” said Stuart McGhee, headteacher at St Francis Xavier School.

"Her achievement is testament to the hard work and dedication to her studies. "Eve was not alone in producing some outstanding results, and once again the school celebrated exceptional exam results, a third at grades 7 to 9. Provisional progress scores indicate that pupils achieved grades significantly above national expectations."

The GCSE papers included questions on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, A Christmas Carol, An Inspector Calls and a selection poetry, seen and unseen.

Eve was always regular visitor to the school’s library but her love for reading started early on. “When I was seven or eight I spent some time in a boarding school in Durham,” said Eve, “I found reading a good way to pass the time.”

The school is holding its open evening next Wednesday, September 18 for Year 6 parents and pupils, doors open at 6.30pm.