It all adds up for student

Hartlepool Sixth Form maths student Tan Lin pictured with her certificate.
Hartlepool Sixth Form maths student Tan Lin pictured with her certificate.
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A TEENAGE boffin is celebrating after being named among the top 10 number crunchers in this year’s A-level results.

Tan Lin, who studied at Hartlepool Sixth Form College, came ninth nationally after scoring top marks in her maths and further maths exams.

The 19-year-old managed to score 100 per cent in 10 out of the 12 modules.

Tan – who was known to staff and fellow students as Lynne – is originally from Dalian City, in the north east district of Liaoning, in China, but came to study in Hartlepool.

College bosses say her maths teachers were always impressed with her work ethic and commitment to her studies.

The teenager studied maths alongside chemistry and physics, achieving four A* grades.

She has now gone on to study maths at Imperial College London.

Rick Wells, principal at the Blakelock Road college, said: “Lynne was an outstanding student, who was completely committed to her studies while enjoying the wider aspects of Brinkburn student life.

“The college achieved outstanding results once again in 2011, achieving the highest pass rate of 99.6 per cent in Hartlepool, alongside 61 A* grades across 15 subjects and 62 per cent of BTEC students achieving triple distinction grades.”

Examinations board OCR got in touch with the college to confirm that Tan had achieved 9th place in this year’s A-Level maths results.