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GCSE Results Day: Ilford student scores top marks despite being in and out of hospital

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 August 2018

Duval Gatson scored good grades despite being in and out of hospital in the last year. Pic: Isabel Infantes

Duval Gatson scored good grades despite being in and out of hospital in the last year. Pic: Isabel Infantes

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An Ilford student who has spent the last year in and out of hospital with a kidney disease has achieved top CGSE grades.

Duval Gatson suffers from Nephrotic syndrome which leaves him with crippling tiredness, yet achieved 8, 7 and 6s.

The 16-year-old is a student at Forest Gate Community School in Forest Gate, which last year was named as the sixth best in the country for GCSE performance.

Duval said: “Studying for your GCSEs is tough enough but when you have to do it when you are so tired it becomes really hard.

“You know you are falling behind but you are also so tired you find it hard to be motivated. That is why I am lucky attend this school.

“Every single day, before and after school there was revision sessions held. It gives you confidence to know that whatever time the teachers here will be there to support you.”

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