College place boosts Connor’s hopes of being a surgeon

King's Sixth-former Connor Campbell has been offered a place at St Hilda's College, Oxford to read Medicine.
King's Sixth-former Connor Campbell has been offered a place at St Hilda's College, Oxford to read Medicine.
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A TEENAGER is now one step closer to realising his dream of becoming a doctor after being offered a place at one of the country’s top universities.

Connor Campbell, a sixth-former at King’s School in Tynemouth, is set to read medicine at St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

The 17-year-old, pictured, of Tynemouth, said: “It’s a great opportunity to fulfil my ambition to be a doctor.

“Medicine has always appealed to me, but since undertaking work experience at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, I’d really like to be a surgeon.

“I shadowed a consultant surgeon there and observed keyhole surgery operations in a brand new theatre.

“I was inspired by the way everyone worked together.”

Connor is hoping to get A-grades in chemistry, physics and biology.

Headteacher Edward Wesson said: “Medicine is an extremely competitive course and to receive an offer from Oxford is an outstanding achievement.

“Everyone who taught Connor from King’s junior school through to the senior school is delighted for him.

“He is an intelligent, talented young man dedicated to making a contribution to society.”