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Gold A-level grade for diver Daley

Teenage diving sensation Tom Daley's successful summer is continuing after he scored an A grade in his A-level.

The 18-year-old, who stormed to a bronze medal in the Olympic 10m men's platform event, sent a message to his 1.5 million followers on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Daley, who received his A-level Spanish mark, wrote: "I got an A in Spanish! Overall I have A* photography (A2), A Spanish (A2) and A maths (AS) :) thanks @PlymColleg1 :D"

Plymouth College, which also counts 100m gold medal swimmer Ruta Meilutyte, 15, among its pupils, replied on Twitter: "Brilliant, well done. A nice addition to your Olympic bronze medal!"

Daley scored an A* in photography at the Devon college last year. He will return to Plymouth in September to complete his maths A-level and to study Spanish at a higher level, a spokesman confirmed.

Headteacher Dr Simon Wormleighton, who was among around 100 of Daley's staff and friends who gathered to watch him compete in the final at the Aquatics Centre last Saturday night, said: "I am delighted to see such an excellent set of A-level results.

"All our students should be very proud of what they have achieved. I would like to pass on my thanks to the teaching staff for their continued commitment and hard work, which has helped our students to reach such a high level of achievement."

A photograph of Daley's A-level results sheet, which he uploaded on the internet, showed he scored nearly 100% in his speaking assessment, with 59 points out of 60 available.

He also received 112 out of 140 for the listening, reading and writing component, taking his grade to an A overall.

Daley has been a student at Plymouth College since April 2009 when, as a 15-year-old, he was taken out of Plymouth's state-run Eggbuckland Community College, after claiming he was being bullied.

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