A Creative Media Production student has been praised by her tutors for showing incredible resilience in the face of adversity after successfully passing her GCSE Maths.

India Mckeon-Devaney faced a terrible personal tragedy in the build-up to the exam but displayed an abundance of strength to not only finish the exam but pass it.

India's tutor Shehla Ijaz said: "She is an absolute inspiration given the tough times she has endured. India sent me a thank you email after she received the great news regarding her grade, that alone says so much about her. I wish her the very best of luck with her studies and believe she will do amazing things in the future and also be an example to other students who are doing GCSE resits.”

Zoe Illingworth, India’s Media tutor, added: “India shows great enthusiasm and commitment to her work and studies and I’m so happy for her that this has paid off. The resilience she has shown during a difficult time is admirable, and I have no doubt that this will carry forward to even more success for her in the future.”

The former Little Lever High School pupil has aspirations to become a journalist once she has finished studying at Bury College and already has an offer to study the subject at the University of Salford next year.

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