A BUDDING doctor is hoping to follow in her parents’ footsteps after her A-level results success.
Sara Wynne, 18, from South Shields, was accepted at Birmingham University, where she will train to become a doctor.
The Central Newcastle High School student got A*s in chemistry and biology and an A in maths.
She said: “A-levels are one of the biggest hurdles to get through when thinking about your future.
“I was really nervous when I went to collect my results, but I managed to keep it together as I opened the envelope.
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing as I read them. I had exceeded my offer of an A* and two As from Birmingham University!
“I am really thrilled and it is only just sinking in that I will be going to university in October.
“I have always wanted to be a doctor. My parents have tried to persuade me to follow a different career. They are doctors, so they know how hard a career in medicine is, but I have been undeterred.
“There is such a variety of work offered in the field of medicine and I really want to work with people.
“I would like to work with children and become a paediatrician.”
Headteacher Hilary French said: “I am delighted for Sara. She is an excellent student and richly deserves her success.”
The school celebrated exceptional results, with more than 60 per cent of grades at A* to A.