A GIRL diagnosed with thyroid cancer and undergoing treatment for the last year celebrates after achieving exceptional GCSE results.
Srimukhi Kalakonda was diagnosed last summer, a week before the start of the school year – she continued her studies while recovering from surgery.
The 16-year-old from Brighton College secured two Grade 9s – the highest grade – as well as four Grade 8s and one Grade 7.
Sri was over the moon with her results, saying, “I’m so happy, I really can’t believe it.
“It’s better than anything I could have imagined.”
Her father, who was also diagnosed with cancer two weeks before Sri, said it was a “very tough time for the family”.
“Sri was incredible – we are so proud of her achievements,” he said.
Chris Fowler, year leader of the independent school, said: “Sri has been absolutely amazing this year.
“She is the heart and soul of her year and has inspired friends and teachers with her determination and strength.
“We are so proud of her – she totally deserved these results.”
Students across the county have received their GCSE scores, with some bucking the national trend that has seen a drop in top grades.
Brighton College recorded over 1,000 9th grade results obtained by pupils, with 77 children receiving 9th and 8th grades in each subject, equivalent to an A*.
Headmaster Richard Cairns said: “Given the difficulties these children have faced during two lockdowns, it is remarkable to see so many pupils achieving even more than they might have expected. I am very happy for them.”
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