Selected out of hundreds of A* applicants, Joshua persevered through no less than three tests and six interviews before receiving news of his success.
He told Southwark News: “I was ecstatic to say the least. […] It’s funny because it all just happened so fast.
“My mum was just thanking God and was jumping for joy”.
Currently attending Ark Globe Academy in Elephant & Castle, the 16-year-old found out about the scholarship after seeing local boy Ahmed Roble take it home, last year.
“Seeing that Ahmed got into Eton after going to a school like mine made me realise it was possible.”
Providing Joshua achieves a minimum of 6 As and a grade B in English Language, he will head to Eton College for sixth form to study biology, geography, economics and politics. The youngster is also considering maths as a fifth A level.
WORDS: Nadine White