Brave Sam celebrates GCSE triumph

Portsmouth MP visits his former childhood stomping ground

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GCSE pupil Sam John celebrated better-than-expected results today after surviving against the odds.

For the student student at Neville Lovett School in St Anne’s Grove in Fareham, picking up his results was a huge triumph as his family didn’t even know if he’d still be alive by August.

Sam John reads his GCSE results

Sam John reads his GCSE results

Sam has been battling a brain tumour since the start of the year, and recently returned from a course of intense proton beam therapy (PBT) in America.

The 16-year-old got an impressive three As, five Bs and a C, despite undergoing treatment here in the UK while sitting his exams.

he said: It’s better than I was hoping, especially as we were worried I wouldn’t be here at all.

‘It was quite difficult to focus on my studying with everything that was going on.’

He is now planning to go to Bay House School’s sixth form and study psychology, history, maths and English literature.