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Alex Polywka on the cover of the Oxford Mail. Photography by Quintin Lake

Alex Polywka feature in the Oxford Mail. Photography by Quintin Lake

Alex Polywka with his 12-year-old brother Stephen and their mother Susan. He was diagnosed with brain cancer by doctors in February and attained five A*s and two As in his GCSEs despite taking his exams just a fortnight after undergoing chemotherapy.

Read Alex Polywka’s Story in the Oxford Mail, the Daily Mail, and the Sun,

VIEW IMAGES of Alex Polywka here >>

Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

A record year of GCSE results at Magdalen College School.  A*s have been awarded to 76.49% of the year-group – a record. 97.3% of the year group achieved A* or A. Two boys – Huw Charles and Stefan Lacny – achieved 11 A*s each.  Most astonishing of all Alex Polywka, 16, who’s battling a deadly tumour scores top GCSEs at Magdalen college School despite brain surgery and chemotherapy.

See all my photos of the Magdalen College School GCSE results here and photos of this year’s A Level results at MCS here.

A boy phones home with the good news of his GCSE results with his mother at Magdalen College School

A mother congratulates her son's GCSE results at Magdalen College School

The pupils at Magdalen College School celebrate their GCSE results

VIEW MORE / BUY PRINTS / LICENSE IMAGES from Magdalen College School GCSE Results 2010 here >>

Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

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