Student Dominic James was walking on air after overcoming his visual impairment to earn a place on a broadcast journalism course.
Dominic, who is partially sighted, has always dreamed of a career in the media and last year took part in a training academy at the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s Insight Radio Station in Glasgow.
The course whetted his appetite for radio work and now he has achieved the A-Level grades he needs to complete a broadcast journalism course at Sunderland University.
The student thanked staff at Morpeth’s King Edward VI School for their support.
He said: “I have always wanted to do this. I love doing journalism, and radio especially. It is definitely something I want to pursue as a career. Going to Insight gave me the motivation to do it.
“My visual impairment just means I have to put in a bit more work to keep up to date with my studies. Things are just generally harder, but the hard work has paid off now.
“The school has been very supportive. I had in-class support and other help.
“My family are really pleased with my results. They mean I’m going to university.”
Dominic, who has also presented on KEVI Radio, earned two Bs and a C in business studies, English language and media studies.