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Redbridge results: Palmer Catholic Academy student Shimal gets top A-level grades despite having kidney transplant in Year 13

PUBLISHED: 09:57 18 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:57 18 August 2017

The Palmer Catholic Academy, 15 Lombard Avenue, Seven Kings, IG3 8ER - A Levels results day.
Left to right: Shimal Devapura 18 going to Queen Mary to study Medicine with A* and 2 A's and Nigel Nuer 18 off to Bristol with A8 and 2 A's

The Palmer Catholic Academy, 15 Lombard Avenue, Seven Kings, IG3 8ER - A Levels results day. Left to right: Shimal Devapura 18 going to Queen Mary to study Medicine with A* and 2 A's and Nigel Nuer 18 off to Bristol with A8 and 2 A's

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A brave Palmer Catholic Academy pupil achieved an A* and two As in his A-levels, despite having a kidney transplant during Year 13.

Shimal Devapura gained a fantastic set of results despite the kidney operation, as well as having his appendix removed.

He will study medicine at university.

Students across the school, in Aldborough Road South, Seven Kings, achieved record breaking A-level results yesterday.

They gained a 99 per cent pass rate, with 42pc of grades at the school being A* to B.

Headteacher Allison Moise-Dixon said: “We are delighted with the achievements of all of our students.

“They have worked incredibly hard and have been rewarded. We congratulate them and their families.”

In total 95pc of pupils accepted a place at university.

Stand out students included head boy Nigel Nuer, who achieved A* and two As, Jacob Stephenson, who gained an A* and three As, Kavinthan Raveendran, who was awarded two A*s an A and a B, and Ria Patel who was given an A* and two As.

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