Caitlin defies the odds and scores dream university place after being warned against taking A-levels

A STUDENT who was warned against taking A-levels has scored a dream university place.

Thursday, 17th August 2017, 11:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:05 pm
Caitlin Holford

Caitlin Holford, 18, has sealed a spot at the University of Portsmouth after being advised not to take A-levels because of her GCSE results.

She passed just four subjects at GCSE level, failing English and maths, but two years down the line she has earned three A-level C grades in photography, media studies and film studies at Oaklands Catholic School and Sixth Form.

As she opened her results, Caitlin – who will now go on to study photography – said: ‘I’m so happy, it’s such a relief – I can’t stop smiling.

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Caitlin Holford

‘I’m so proud of myself because I never thought I would be here today, getting into university with these grades.

‘It feels like a dream – it doesn’t feel real.’

Caitlin Holford