A TEENAGER who has "never been graded lower than an A" is devastated to have been marked down and fears he has missed out on the chance to attend his dream university.

Kilian Robinson, 18, from Whitby, was predicted to achieve three A* in biology, chemistry and maths in the hope of studying bioscience at Imperial College London.

But he was awarded ABB, meaning the university place has been rejected.

Kilian said: "As a student of Whitby Sixth Form I have been studying biology, chemistry and maths for two years and during this time I have consistently achieved the highest possible grades.

"Yet, I feel as if I am being discriminated against due to the location of my school. My centre assessment grades have been reduced from A*A*A* to ABB by the standardisation technique the government has put into practice, despite me not once attaining anything lower than an A.

"Furthermore my friend who attained the same centre assessment grades as me (A*A*A*), has acquired them on results day and has been accepted onto their course and I have not.

"How this can be considered a ‘robust’ system is beyond me. "Regardless of the fact that I have evidence to prove my centre assessment grades, the location and past performance of my college was used to determine my grades, almost as if I’m being treated as a statistic.

" In addition, my now unsuccessful offer at Imperial College London cannot be rectified or re-instated as the supposed ‘appeals’ process has not been properly outlined.

"I have sacrificed invaluable time with friends and put my heart and soul into my A-levels and I feel I have been robbed.

"I wanted to speak out about this, not just for my sake, but the exorbitant quantities of other students who have been wrongly categorized."

Kilian said his bioscience course would lead him into the world of studying viruses – something which is clearly important in the current climate.

He added: "It is just totally inconsistent and there doesn't seem to be an appeals process. My teacher initially wanted to help me appeal but then we looked into it and there's just no process to follow.

"I have been calling and emailing Imperial College in the hope I can convince them to consider allowing me to still go.

"I attended lectures there last year and was so inspired, and have sent them further work to try and prove I'm a good candidate.

"All I can do it wait."

He added: "Results days was literally the worst day of my life. But I feel motivated now to try and do something about it."