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THE great-granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill gained one of the best GCSE results in her school year – as her potential modelling career starts to take off.

Isabella Soames, 16, was scouted by leading modelling agency Storm, which also has Kate Moss, Lily Cole and Carla Bruni on its books.

The teenager, the daughter of Conservative Mid Sussex MP Nicholas Soames, gained 11 A*s at independent Brighton College in East Sussex. As she prepared to celebrate her impressive results at Reading Festival, she said: “I didn’t know what to expect. I’m just really happy.”

Isabella, who will go on to do A-levels in English, history, Latin and French, was spotted by a Storm scout while waiting for a bus on the King’s Road in London.

She said: “I thought it was a bit weird but then my mum said I should ring them up and I did.

“I haven’t done any real jobs yet. I might get to do London Fashion Week in September but you tend to wait until you’re older until you do jobs. I would definitely like to see how it goes but I don’t know whether I would want to do modelling as a profession. It’s a good thing to do if you can while you’re at school.”

Isabella was among the best GCSE students in a record-breaking year at Brighton College, where 95.3 per cent of grades were awarded at A* or A.