GCSE success through determination for Nick
Nick Males, pupil at the Royal Hospital School, Suffolk, has had two very difficult years but despite all odds is celebrating today with an excellent set of results.
Nick was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, a rare childhood disease of the liver and bile ducts and went on to develop progressive liver disease requiring a liver transplantation. He had to cope with the enormous anxiety of waiting for a transplant match and the significant time spent away from school that he needed to recover, at the same time as he was studying for his GCSEs.
Nick should be very proud indeed as he delighted his teachers and family in achieving eight excellent GCSE grades including 6 B grades (6 on the new scale) in English, Science Dual Award, Maths, Design Technology and Media Studies. He will now enter the sixth form to study the 2- A Level equivalent Level 3 BTEC in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and an A level in Design Technology.
Nick's mother, Amanda, said "We are just so very proud of him for his positive attitude over the last two years and the results he has achieved through sheer determination".