A Ruislip teen is fundraising for the sake of his future career as a doctor after receiving grades far lower than his predicted ones.
Toby Newton was predicted A* A* A in biology, chemistry and physics, the same grades that he achieved in his GCSEs, which would have been enough to get into a medical university in the UK.
He was initially given the grades B B C, which changed to A B B when the government announced a U-turn on how the grades were calculated.
While the grades are still too low to study medicine in the UK, Toby has secured a place to study medicine abroad through a six-year M.D. course in Nicosia, Cyprus meaning he can still pursue a career as a doctor.
Toby, who previously worked as a lifeguard at David Lloyd, Northwood, said: “the total cost of the university fees over the six years of study is £120,000. There is no government funding, NHS funding or student loan available when studying abroad. Hence I have created a GoFundMe to help raise some money towards my dream career.
“Any donations would be greatly appreciated to help me fulfil my dream of becoming a doctor.”
For more information on Toby’s background, or to donate, go to uk.gofundme.com/f/uk-exam-grades-fiasco-help-me-get-to-med-school.