A teenager who escaped from the Grenfell Tower blaze on the eve of her chemistry GCSE was today awarded an A grade.
Ines Alves, who lived with her family on the 13th floor, fled the burning tower block in the middle of the night with just her phone and chemistry notes before sitting the 9am exam in the same clothes she left in.
The 16-year-old also gained the highest possible grade, a 9, in her maths GCSE – equivalent to an A* under the old system.
Speaking at Sacred Heart High School in Hammersmith, west London, moments after opening her results, she said: “It’s good. I’m quite happy with my grades.”
Ines said she initially thought the fire was “nothing major” and just wanted to sit the paper.
“That’s all I had on I had on my mind,” she said.
“There was no point me carrying on watching the building burning so I just went in.”
Ines …