ON what was an emotional day at Ulverston Victoria High School, the results bagged by one A-Level student sent the school's library into rapturous applause.

Eighteen-year-old Adam Lenartowicz, who has cerebral palsy and communicates through an augmentative and alternative communication device, secured one of the highest grades in the school by obtaining an A* in maths.

After opening his envelope, staff and students whooped for joy to congratulate Adam on his standout achievement, as he thanked the maths department for their "fantastic" support.

Lin McIntosh, who has been teaching Adam for six years, said: "He had to work really hard to be able to secure that grade. He absolutely loves maths so this is a huge payoff for him and he has done done unbelievably well.


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"It was such a fantastic moment to see them all so happy for him. Everybody knows just how hard he has worked and everyone was on tenterhooks waiting for his results so to find out that he had nailed it was just brilliant."

Louise Wilkin, who also taught maths to Adam, spoke with pride at how he overcame the odds to get the best grade possible

She said: "It is so exhausting for him and he has worked for hours to get that result. He never lets anything get him down and he has a great sense of humour. He totally deserves it and is an inspiration to all of us."

Adam is set to stay on with the sixth form for another year to do an A-Level in physics.

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