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Dyslexic Camden pupil scores top grades to win place at Cambridge University

PUBLISHED: 15:02 17 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:02 17 August 2015

LaSWAP pupil Lily Baldwin, 18, who scored A*, A, A in her A-levels and is heading to Cambridge University to study HSPS pictured with Parliament Hill School Headteacher Sue Higgins. Picture: Polly Hancock

LaSWAP pupil Lily Baldwin, 18, who scored A*, A, A in her A-levels and is heading to Cambridge University to study HSPS pictured with Parliament Hill School Headteacher Sue Higgins. Picture: Polly Hancock

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A pupil who conquered dyslexia to score top grades has won a place at the University of Cambridge.

LaSWAP student Lily Baldwin, 18, said she refused to let her learning difficulty get in the way of her exams.

Her attitude led her to achieve an impressive two As and an A* in geography, biology and history.

She also completed an dissertation-style extended project qualification (EPQ) on the motivations of young British Muslims to join the so-called Islamic State.

Lily, of Tufnell Park, said: “I just made a point not to care about it. If I made spelling mistakes, I would just get on with it. As long as it is legible, then it doesn’t matter.”

Lily, who was based at Parliament Hill School, near Parliament Fields, will study human, social, and political science (HSPS) at Corpus Christi College.


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