DIDCOT teenager Gabriella More O’Ferrall worked around a serious bone condition to get four top A-Levels.

The Didcot Girls’ School pupil, 18, who suffers congenital pseudarthrosis, shed tears of joy when she picked up her results yesterday, getting one A* and three A grades.

Now planning to study chemistry at St Andrew’s, she said: “I’m about to have surgery - I’m over the moon about my results.”

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Staff at Didcot Sixth Form staff said they were delighted with the A-Level results of students from Didcot Girls’ School and St Birinus School.

Out of a total of 102 students, 20 per cent got A*-A grades, 51 per cent got A*-B grades, and 97 per cent got A*-E grades.

Former head girl at Didcot Girls’ School, Katherine Burns, got A in English Literature, B in Maths, A in Computer Science and B in History.

She said: “I’m very pleased – I got the grades I needed to study English Literature at Exeter.”

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James Cross, director of Didcot Sixth Form, said: “I’m delighted that we have students going to the top universities, into the world of work, and into ambitious apprenticeships – for example at the UK Atomic Energy Agency and the Culham Science Laboratory.

“Behind every result are personal stories of adversity and challenge, sustained hard work and, of course, considerable academic potential.”