A THRIVING teenager has passed his GCSEs despite his family being told he ‘wouldn’t achieve’ by doctors.
16-year-old Enzo Wilkinson, who has Down’s Syndrome, has been left smiling from ear to ear after coming away with a C in Art and Design and photography, as well as Entry Level Maths after completing five years of study at Walney School.
Proud mum Kerry Wilkinson is ‘on cloud nine’ after her son’s achievement.
“We thought he wouldn’t get past year nine because stats are showing that children with certain disabilities don’t get past it and have to go into a school of needs,” said Kerry. “When we went to pick up his results we were like, ‘a C, I can’t believe he’s got that!’ – we never even expected him to take an exam.”
Kerry said doctors had painted a ‘dark and bleak’ picture upon Enzo’s birth – but he has been quick to prove them wrong.