Cancer survivor achieves A* A-levels and a university place

George Marriott, from Sheffield, has achieved 2A*s and an A in his Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths A-levels, despite years of illness caused by a brain tumour.
George Marriott, from Sheffield, has achieved 2A*s and an A in his Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths A-levels, despite years of illness caused by a brain tumour.

George Marriott has achieved 2A*s and an A in his Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths A-levels, despite years of illness caused by a brain tumour. He was diagnosed aged nine and experts at Sheffield Children’s removed the brain tumour when he was 12. He missed three years of school, but has still completed his studies.

George said: “I’m really pleased but mainly relieved – it’s been a lot of hard work! I’ve now got a place at The University of Sheffield to study Medicinal Chemistry.”

(l-r) King Edward VII students Megan Newell-Price, Mary Megan McCarthy and Charlotte Jeffs celebrate getting their A Level results.

(l-r) King Edward VII students Megan Newell-Price, Mary Megan McCarthy and Charlotte Jeffs celebrate getting their A Level results.

n King Edward VII students Megan Newell-Price, Mary Megan McCarthy and Charlotte Jeffs celebrate getting their A Level results.