Student battling lifelong disability celebrates after achieveing three A*s and one A (From The Northern Echo)
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Student battling lifelong disability celebrates after achieveing three A*s and one A
2:00pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
A COURAGEOUS student who has battled with a lifelong disability is celebrating after securing top exam results.
Tom Rogers, 18, from Northallerton College, achieved three A*s and one A grade in IT, English and psychology despite being confined to a wheelchair with mobility limiting cerebral palsy.
Tom who requires full time care is now set to take up a place at Northumbria University to study psychology.
“I am absolutely elated with my results,” said Tom, of Northallerton who hopes to become a forensic psychologist.
“Because I lack certain practical skills academia is very important to me as it’s an area where I feel I have the most to give.
Northallerton College principal Mick Hill said: “Tom’s incredible achievement has been down to his hard work, dedication and determination to succeed.
Mr Hill also congratulated students Caroline Howarth and Sam Zwolinski, who both secured places at Oxford University.
Northallerton College has seen increasing numbers of its students offered places at both Oxford and Cambridge over the past four years.
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