A teenager left her mum terrified over her shocked reaction to her top GCSE grades.
Daisy Yates, a student at Broughton Hall High School in West Derby, bagged some of the best results in the country after months of hard work.
But when the results came out on Thursday morning, her mum said she didn’t know how to translate the 16-year-old’s reaction.
Mum Caron told the ECHO : “I could barely sleep and got up early to put up balloons and banners for her.
“I knew it would be quite overwhelming so I thought I’d give her her space and let her open them on her own but she called me up just before 8am.
“We were so nervous and when the email came through at 8am she just started screaming.
“I didn’t know what to do, I was terrified that it wasn’t good news, I didn’t know how to gauge it at all.
“But then she showed me the email and was absolutely over the moon.”
Daisy achieved seven grade 9s and two grade 8s, making her results some of the highest in the country.
She has now enrolled for sixth form at her school to study Biology, Chemistry and Psychology but said even she was surprised by one of the grades.
Daisy said: “I had worked really, really hard so knew that I deserved them but there will always be doubt in my mind, especially with everything that has gone on over the last few months, I didn’t know how badly it would affect my grades.
“I was so happy when I opened the email that I was screaming and crying, my mum didn’t know what to do, I think she thought I had failed.
“Bur I was so excited about my Spanish grade.
“I worked so hard but didn’t think I would have got an 8 in it so I’m really thrilled with that.”
Daisy’s mum said that she worked extremely hard all through lockdown to make sure her work was submitted to teachers on time and kept up her studies despite everything that was going on.
Having been sent home from school in March, Daisy and her mum, from Knowsley, were worried her studies would suffer.
Caron added: “I am so beyond proud of her and how she has handled all this.
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“No one could have blamed her if she had kicked back and put her feet up these last few months but she powered on, and it has paid off.
“Daisy has always been smart but she works for every grade she has got.”
Daisy added: “I worked hard for my mocks and all the work we had to submit during lockdown so I’m just happy it has worked out.
“I can’t wait to get back to school now and get stuck into my A Levels, see my friends again, get back into the normal.”