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East Ham student heads to university after A Level results

PUBLISHED: 14:32 15 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:37 15 August 2013

Anamaria Drago, who only recently learnt to speak English, is heading to university Picture: Michael Cockerham Photography

Anamaria Drago, who only recently learnt to speak English, is heading to university Picture: Michael Cockerham Photography

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A student who came to the UK from Romania unable to speak English has become the first in her family to go to university.

Anamaria Drago, 20, from East Ham spent five years studying GCSE in English and other subjects so that she could go on to take A-levels.

Today, teachers at Newham College of Further Education in Welfare Road, Stratford told her she got a grade B in Business Studies, a D in Law and a B in AS Sociology.

Her results mean she has become the first person in her family to become an undergraduate student. She has a place to study anthropology at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford.

She said: “I’m finally a university student. My parents are proud and I’m excited!

“I got quite a lot of help from my teachers and so far the work has been worth it.”

She said she was so nervous the night before that she could not get to sleep. But that changed to a feeling of happiness when she heard that she had a place at Oxford Brookes.

She hopes her anthropology studies will help her work for an international charity.

Anamaria said: “I want to do something exciting and to feel good about myself.”


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