SHE couldn’t read or write until the age of 10, but now Portsmouth student Holly Sayer has achieved an A* in English literature.
Holly also gained an A in English language in her results which totalled 10 GCSEs including two A*s, three As, two Bs and two Cs.
The 16-year-old, who studied at Charter Academy in Portsmouth, now has her sights set on becoming a film director.
She said: ‘I feel just a little bit chuffed, I think the hard work has most certainly paid off.
‘I didn’t learn to read and write until I was about nine or 10-years-old, but that had been because I’d moved around a lot, I hadn’t really got a lot of schooling in.
‘It wasn’t until I came to this school that I was actually diagnosed with dyslexia and that’s when they took action and I had an intervention class about once or twice every week and we built up my confidence in reading.’
For a full round up of today’s GCSE results click here.