Dad promises daughter £100 for every A* in GCSE examinations, and totally regrets it on results day
Sixteen-year-old Molly Rowlands was told by her teachers that it was the best results ever for Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda
Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda pupil Molly Rowlands left her father 1,400 pounds poorer after she scored the highest in her GCSE examinations. When the 16-year-old from Ferndale, Rhondda, opened the envelope to read her scores, she was told by her teacher that her's were the best results the Welsh school had ever seen, Wales Online reported. At Year 10, she was promised by her father, Clive Rowlands, that if she scored straight A* in all her subjects for GCSE, he would pay her 100 pounds for every A* that she would score.
Little did he know that his daughter would actually live up to her word. She went on to achieve 14 A*s in all her subjects which include triple science, geography, and computer science.
The 58-year-old father explained, "It was two years ago now and it was a bit of a joke at the time - I had a bit of a shock when I heard." As Molly was not expecting to score such amazing grades, she now hopes to study her A-levels. She said, "I worked so hard but I never thought it would actually happen," Wales Online reported.
She went on to say, "I came to school a bit late and then I opened the envelope with my friend. When I opened the results I was just in tears - I burst out crying. I spoke to who one of my teachers and he said they were the best results the school has ever seen."
Molly used to revise for almost four to five hours every evening a week before exams, due to which she "never saw the sun". However, in spite of earning around 1,400 pounds, she mentioned that she hadn't put in all that work for the money.
"It started out as a family joke that soon became a bit of a talking point. It was two years ago before I started my exams. I was just joking around saying what are you going to give me when I pass - he said £100 for every A*. We were only joking."
Being unsure about her results she would often kid around with her father regarding the "prize money". "It just shows that I really didn't know what results I would get. So, on results day I was given a card with a blank cheque inside. It was just a joke - but a few of my dad's friends knew about it and kept winding him up. We kept the joke going really."