Amazing achievement for Lauren,18, six years on from brain tumour op

September 07 2016

HANHAM teenager Lauren Pratt is teaching in China at the start of her gap year after gaining three A* grades in her A-levels.

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HANHAM teenager Lauren Pratt is teaching in China at the start of her gap year after gaining three A* grades in her A-levels.
This is a remarkable achievement, given that six years ago she underwent surgery to remove a massive tumour on her brain.
It was the size of an orange, and doctors told her parents that without an operation she would have only six weeks to live.
Lauren, 18, had the op at Frenchay Hospital and eventually returned to lessons at John Cabot Academy in Kingswood, which is part of the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF).
Now she has achieved the top grades in A-levels in business studies, media and English language at CLF Post 16 and is planning to continue her studies at university.
Having done better than she expected in the exams, Lauren is considering applying to Cambridge to read linguistics.
‘I wanted to make everyone proud. That was my motivation to do really well,” she said.
Lauren set off for Beijing the day after she received her results. After five months there, she intends to go backpacking around Asia.
Another CLF success this year was Katie George, who will read English at Oxford after achieving A and A* grades.
Director of CLF Post 16 Kath Cooper said: “I am immensely proud of the way in which our students have applied themselves to their studies and developed as individuals during their time as Post 16 students.I feel confident they will go on to achieve well and be the well rounded citizens our community needs.”