Home-schooled teenager who was told she couldn’t do A-levels earns place at prestigious university

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Home-schooled teenager who was told she couldn’t do A-levels earns place at prestigious university

Postby Community Editor » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:07 am

A teenager scored a string of top results and a place at a prestigious university - just three years after being told she couldn’t do A-levels because she had been home-schooled.

Kasablanca Adu-Odonkor, 18, from Croydon, was turned down places at a number of sixth form colleges because she didn’t have GCSEs.

But the brainy teen was given the chance of a place at La Retraite in Clapham.

She passed her GCSEs with flying colours scoring top grades in every subject before taking A Levels in art and design, history and English literature.

She scored an A* and two As in her exams, enough to secure place to study English Literature at St Andrews University.

Her mum decided to home school her for ten years through primary and secondary school because she was not happy with any of the schools in their local area.

She was 15 when she came to La Retraite where she took her GCSE in just one year before studying for A Levels in the school’s sixth form.

She said: “I have had amazing support at this college, a lot of places would not let me in to do A-Levels.

Huge congrats Kasablanca! We wish you all the best at St Andrews.

Photo:  Kasablanca Adu-Odonkor
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