A HARD-working student from Wrexham has achieved outstanding A Level results at the Royal National College for the Blind.

Emma Stead, who has a condition called sarcoidosis, is a student at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford.

She has achieved exceptional results and will embark on the BSc in Psychology course at Bangor University.

Originally from Wrexham, Emma has been part of the first ever Ladies Blind Football Team playing at this Summer's IBSA World Games. 

Being a former pupil of St Joseph's Catholic School, Wrexham, she is leaving RNC with an A in A Level History, an A* in A Level Sociology, an A* in A Level Psychology and a B in A Level Biology, as well as an A* for her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). 

The Leader:

"I am really excited about my A Level results and grateful to all the staff, my family and my friends for the support", she said.

"I cannot wait for the next chapter of my journey. It's going to be a really interesting course.

"I have been passionate about Psychology for a long, long time and I really want to help people because of my previous experiences and becoming a Child Psychologist is my way of doing that.

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"I'm so pleased with the results that I got because that means it's becoming closer to reality."

Emma has studied at RNC for three years now and praises the independent skills she has been taught such as catching a train without any support. 

She went from doing no sport in high school to playing for England in the Ladies Blind World Cup.

Emma said: "Being at RNC gave me the opportunity to meet people and make friends which will hopefully will last a long, long time."