An animal lover from Aberdeen is bound for Cambridge University to study veterinary medicine after scoring some stunning exam results.
Eve Flett, 18, had to gain A grades in chemistry, biology and maths in order to secure her spot at the prestigious institution, which boasts Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin as alumni.
Miss Flett managed to achieve her ambition – and passed advanced higher music with top marks as well.
She woke up to a text message displaying the good news at 8am, and went out for a celebratory breakfast with her family before returning to her normal routine with a shift in the city centre’s Marks and Spencer store.
The former Aberdeen Grammar School pupil says that never having a pet of her own may have sparked a desire to work with animals.
Miss Flett added: “I’m an animal lover, and I also really like science so being a vet is the perfect career for me.
“I am definitely a dog person, but I like all animals and I’ve gained experience working on farms to help get onto the course.”
Aberdeen City Council confirmed that 3,584 pupils sat their exams in May, with the number of S4 and S5 youngsters who scored five or more A to C grades both rising.
City paperboy Cameron Smith’s dream of designing computer games for a living came closer to becoming a reality when he received his results yesterday.
The 16-year-old, who is about to enter S6 at St Machar’s Academy, faced an anxious wait after waking up an hour before the scores were sent to his phone.
After “constantly checking” the device, he was relieved to discover that he had scored A results in higher physics and graphics, B at maths and C in English and computing.
Cameron said: “I’ve been into computer games since I was little, and I want to work with graphics.
“Now I need to get some advanced higher passes so I can have my pick of what university to attend.”