Sidmouth teen secures ‘life dream’ to go to Oxford University
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An aspiring medic kept her dream alive and has now secured a place at Oxford University.
Despite achieving three A* grades in her A-levels last year, Emily Dodds was unsuccessful in her first attempt to study medicine at its New College.
The 19-year-old was determined to get in so decided against accepting other offers and took a gap year to allow her to reapply to Oxford to pursue her dream to be a doctor.
She said: “My whole life I have wanted to go there. I was completely shattered, for me it was really difficult because it was my life’s dream and all my other friends had got offers from Oxford and Cambridge. I was so happy for them but I hadn’t been able to do it.
“I wasn’t expecting it [reapplying] to pay off, I was so happy. I have known I wanted to do medicine since the age of five.”
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The former Colyton Grammar School pupil has been working in Costa in Old Fore Street to save up money for the six-year course, which she will start in October.
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