“All my close friends are applying for medicine so we have worked as a team to get through the application process. We all had high grade offers so were on the same page. We knew we had to work hard and stay focused and the environment at Newcastle High helped as it is incredibly friendly and supportive.
“Teaching at school was amazing, we’ve all have had tough times but the teachers picked us up and helped us work through it achieving what they knew we were capable of.
“I’ll be celebrating with my family tonight, I’m still a little shocked and can’t quite believe it.