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

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

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.

Caitlin Holford

Caitlin Holford

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.

‘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.’