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Easy as AAAB! Dereham sixth form student to study medicine at UEA

PUBLISHED: 10:38 18 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:40 18 August 2017

Celebrating their results, (L-R): Jess Parfitt, Charlie Watts, Harry Ward, Dom Stipinas, Ethan Hood, Nathan First, Joe Shrimpton, and Masie Shiplee. Photo: EDP

Celebrating their results, (L-R): Jess Parfitt, Charlie Watts, Harry Ward, Dom Stipinas, Ethan Hood, Nathan First, Joe Shrimpton, and Masie Shiplee. Photo: EDP

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A student from Dereham Sixth Form College will take up a place to study medicine at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Jess Parfitt, 18, achieved 3 As and a B and will study medicine at the UEA from September. Photo: EDP Jess Parfitt, 18, achieved 3 As and a B and will study medicine at the UEA from September. Photo: EDP

Jess Parfitt, 18, achieved A grades in biology, maths, and psychology, as well as a B in chemistry.

The teenager will begin her medicine degree at UEA in September, training at Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital, where her mother is a cardiac nurse.

She said: “I’ve really enjoyed it here. I went to Northgate High School and came to Dereham college for sixth form”.

Jess chose UEA after attending “loads” of open days, including the University of Cambridge, and said: “It came down to the course,” which is practical focused.

Dad, Steve Parfitt, said: “We’re all very proud of her, she’s done brilliantly.

“She got all A*s in her GCSEs as well, but she would never boast, and never has done.”

He added: “Lucky I kept her Norwich City season ticket!”

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